Final Round of Funding to Support Local Groups Now Open!

Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) has launched the third and final round of its Community Initiative Fund for 2022.

The Community Initiative Fund provides a total of £40,000 across three rounds of funding throughout the year. Local groups and charities are encouraged to apply for a share of this by showing how their services and projects can offer support to CBH’s tenants and leaseholders with the cost-of-living crisis. 

So far this year, 23 local groups have received funding to help make a positive difference in their communities. Recipients include St Helena Hospice, Anti Loo Roll Brigade, Colchester Credit Union and Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation.

Applications can be submitted between 15 November and 31 December 2022. A

panel will sit early January 2023 to assess applications.

Colchester Borough Homes Chief Executive, Philip Sullivan, said: “We had an amazing response to our first and second round of funding and are delighted to have already provided support to 23 well-deserved local groups this year.

“We are particularly keen to invite applications from groups who will be able to support our most financially vulnerable tenants and others in our communities through the cost-of-living crisis.

“Local groups offer a wide range of valuable support to communities and individuals across Colchester, and we would encourage any local group or charity to apply for some of this funding. 

Along with the Community Initiative Fund, CBH actively supports and funds local organisations throughout the year. These partnerships provide tenants and leaseholders with the reassurance that support is always available for a variety of needs. Find out more here

Applications for the third round of funding can be made by visiting www.cbhomes.org.uk/community-fund and should be submitted by 31 December. For further information, please call 07773050341.

A list of the recipients from the first and second round of this year’s funding is available here.

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For further information, please contact communications@colchester.gov.uk or call 07815 088150

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