community grant funding - how do i apply? | believe housing

capital grant

Our community investment capital grant is open for applications. 

Organisations can now apply for funding between £10,000 – £20,000 to support community investment programmes and deliver innovative projects that help our customers improve their lives.

We welcome applications for projects that meet one of our key themes:

  • Tackling worklessness and low levels of skills and qualification attainment
  • Increasing household income
  • Improving health and confidence
  • Reduce, Re-use, Recycle -supporting our planet through innovative thinking and reducing waste

To apply for our community investment capital grant at least 30% of the beneficiaries of your project will need to be believe housing tenants from one of our priority areas. Please scroll down to view our priority areas.

Projects must include both capital and revenue elements and are expected to last a minimum of nine months.

We will give priority to those projects and activities which we believe will best achieve our key themes with special consideration being given to those which support the development of sustainable communities and new projects or activities with limited resources.

We are particularly interested in projects that aim to mitigate the impacts of coronavirus on our communities. All projects must be deliverable within current restrictions and adhere to coronavirus government guidelines.

The closing date for all community investment capital grant applications is 5pm on Friday, 16 October 2020. Applications submitted after this date and time will not be eligible for consideration.


what does the capital grant support?

The community investment capital grant can be used to help and support our communities, this can include:

  • Capital costs
  • Set up of classes, sessions, activities and events for the community.
  • Travel costs which are integral to an activity
  • Buying equipment for a community-based activity
  • Marketing and promotion to increase participation in activities
  • Staff time, equipment and resources required to deliver the project.

our locations

Funding will only be available where projects and activities deliver the key themes to our customers living in the following priority areas:

Blackhall Rocks Brandon Coundon and Leeholme Deneside, Seaham
Esh Winning Gilesgate Hall Lane Estate, Willington Horden Crossroads
West Auckland Shotton Colliery Wheatley Hill Wingate

Please be aware that not all people living in these areas will be a believe housing tenant. If you would like to see a more detailed breakdown of our priority areas before submitting your application please contact our Community Investment team at  communityinvestment@believehousing.co.uk


apply now for the community investment capital grant

Click the button below to complete the application form for the community investment capital grant.

apply now

The closing date for all capital grant applications is 5pm on Friday, 16 October 2020. Applications submitted after this date and time will not be eligible for consideration.


apply now

To apply for our community investment capital grant, please click the button below to open the application form. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday, 16 October 2020. Applications submitted after this date and time will not be eligible for consideration.

apply now

 

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