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Community Fund Awards Local Groups

Colchester Borough Homes is pleased to announce the latest round of successful community fund applicants.

Nine community groups are set to share £18,198 from Colchester Borough Homes’ (CBH) Community Fund, including Colchester First Responders, Carers First and Children Safety Education Foundation.

A record number of applications were received in this round. They were assessed by the panel, which consists entirely of CBH residents, led by Resident Board member Michael Campbell. Applications which focussed on Greenstead projects were referred to the Greenstead Housing Panel, consisting of Greenstead based CBH Residents. Applications were ranked and scored based on their benefit to Colchester residents.

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

Colchester Borough Homes Director of Housing Karen Loweman said: “The Colchester Borough Homes Community Fund is a good example of our commitment to working to make a positive difference, benefiting local people.

“It is important to us that our residents have direct involvement in deciding how the funding should be awarded in their local communities. We are extremely pleased to be able to assist these groups in this way and would encourage Colchester projects to consider applying in the next round in September.”

Full list of successful applicants and their funding amounts are as follows:

  1. Berechurch Youth Café £1000.
  2. Kingsland Church £ 4500.
  3. Precious Bundles  £600.
  4. Colchester First Responders £5000.
  5. Kingswode Hoe School £ 1500.
  6. Carers First £ 2348
  7. Children Safety Education Foundation £ 500.
  8. Greenstead Project £ 1500.
  9. Greenstead Signpost £ 1250.

There will be two funding rounds for 2019/2020. The second round will be released in September 2019. More information will be available here: www.cbhomes.org.uk/communityfund when the fund opens.

Image: CBH Director of Housing Karen Loweman and CBH Housing Manager Jon Cowie celebrate with winners of the community fund outside Colchester Castle*.

*If you are a resident of the Borough of Colchester you can benefit from unlimited, free entry to Colchester Castle for a calendar year by purchasing a Resident Pass. Find out more about other exclusive benefits here: https://colchester.cimuseums.org.uk/visit/colchester-castle/memberships/

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