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First round of funding to support local groups now open

Applications for this round of funding should be submitted by 16th May 2022
Colchester Borough Homes Community Initiative Fund 2021
Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) has launched the first round of its community fund for 2022 which local group who provide Colchester residents with essential support and community facilities.

The CBH Community Fund supports the local community by making small grants and awards to local charities and community groups throughout the borough. Groups can apply for funding throughout the year and the awards take place at regular intervals.

The Community Fund provides a total of £40,000 across three rounds of funding during the year and groups and charities in Colchester are encouraged to apply for a share of this. Applicants must demonstrate how their services and projects can offer support to CBH’s tenants and leaseholders and outline how they benefit the wider community.

Last year’s funding, saw a total of forty-eight organisations and project benefit from the fund.

A list of successful recipients from last year’s funding is available here.

Colchester Borough Homes Chief Executive, Philip Sullivan, said: “The Community Fund offers local organisations and charities the chance to receive funding for the fantastic projects and services they provide, which deliver a real benefit to our communities.

“I encourage local groups to apply to the fund, which has always been hugely successful and enabled some extremely worthwhile work to be completed across Colchester.”

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 first round of funding can be made by completing the form below or emailing and should be submitted by 16th May 2022.

Apply for Funding

The data you are giving to us will only be used only for the purposes of this application. It will only be accessed by Colchester Borough Homes and Colchester Borough Council and data will not passed to any third parties.

If your project or event does not go ahead, any funds donated from the Community Initiative Fund will need to be returned.