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Funding available for local organisations and community projects

Colchester Borough Homes is welcoming applications for its 2018 Community Fund.

The Colchester Borough Homes Community Fund makes grants and awards to local charities and community groups throughout the Borough of Colchester.

We use our local knowledge and contacts to draw in applications for the fund and all monies awarded are considered by our Residents Panel, who will nominate their preferred projects. Applications for the current funding round for this year is set to close on 21 December 2018.

The Community Fund supports the values of Colchester Borough Homes in particular, showing our commitment to connecting local Colchester communities.

Throughout each calendar year the Community Fund helps distribute £40,000 of funding to local projects and organisations.

The CBH Community Fund supports the local community by making small grants and awards to local charities and community groups throughout Colchester. The latest Community Fund recipients include Shake Furniture, Enoch House, QAA Paperless, Community 360, Disability4Sport, Oak Tree Centre and Firebreak.

Gareth Mitchell, Chief Executive of Colchester Borough Homes says, "The Community Fund is a chance for local organisations and charities to receive funding for the hard work, projects and services that they are providing to benefit the local community.

"I would encourage any local groups to apply to the fund, which has been hugely successful over previous rounds, enabling some excellent work to be completed across Colchester."

To apply for the fund, you can find an application form online: www.cbhomes.org.uk/communityfund If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact our Resident Insight and Engagement Officer, Mark Healy on 03300 538022 or email mark.healy@cbhomes.org.uk.

The process and details regarding the next stages for the awarding of the fund will be announced in January 2019.