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Latest Colchester Borough Homes Community Fund winners announced

19th January 17

Latest Colchester Borough Homes Community Fund winners announced

 

Five community groups, including three youth projects, are set to benefit from a share of Colchester Borough Homes' (CBH) £40,000 Community Fund, following a series of roadshows which culminated in a final public vote at Colchester Central Library earlier this month to decide the winners.

CBH organised a series of roadshow events throughout last October and invited members of the public to drop in and vote for their favourite projects.

The latest Community Fund recipients include: Berechurch Youth Club; Community Youth Project; Rowhedge Youth Club; Colchester Credit Union, and Conservation Volunteers.

The CBH Community Fund supports the local community by making small grants and awards to local charities and community groups throughout the Borough.

Last year's winners included a breakfast club at a local primary school, funding for additional bins for a busy walkway in Greenstead, new equipment for Stanway Youth Club and Signpost received funding to provide more IT training drop-in sessions across Colchester.

Supporting the key values of CBH, the Community Fund aims to build strong local communities across the Borough. Groups are able to apply for funding throughout the year and voting roadshows take place at regular intervals.

Seventy-two people voted on the five applications, during a two-and-a-half hour period at the final roadshow held at Colchester Library, on 9 January. Seventeen were CBH tenants and 55 were Colchester borough residents.

Karen Williams, Head of Housing for Colchester Borough Homes, said: I'm absolutely delighted that we have been able to help such a diverse mix of organisations who applied for funding.

The Community Fund supports the values of Colchester Borough Homes in particular showing our commitment to connecting communities around the Borough. It really is a great way to get local communities out together and working for one another."