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Second Round of Funding to Support Local Groups Now Open

Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) has launched the second round of its community fund for 2023 and encourages local groups who provide support to residents in Colchester to apply. The CBH Community Fund supports the local community by making small grants and awards to local charities and community groups throughout the city.

The Community Fund provides a total of £40,000 across two rounds of funding during the year and groups and charities in Colchester are encouraged to apply for a share. Applicants must demonstrate how their services and projects can offer support to CBH’s tenants and leaseholders with the cost-of-living crisis. Last year’s funding saw a total of 48 organisations and projects benefit from the fund. This year’s Round 1 awards saw 12 community groups share £17,756 to help deliver among other things careers advice, cooking skills, and nature-based activities.

Colchester Borough Homes Chief Executive, Philip Sullivan, said: “We were thrilled with the response to our first round of funding, and we’re proud to have supported 12 deserving local groups so far this year. “Local groups provide a wide range of valuable support to our communities and residents, and we encourage any local group or charity to apply for a share of this funding. “We know that many people are struggling with the cost of living, so we’re particularly interested in applications from groups that can support our most financially vulnerable tenants and others in our communities.” Along with the Community Fund, CBH actively supports and funds local organisations throughout the year.

Applications for the second round of funding can be made by completing the form here or emailing and should be submitted by 16 November 2023. Along with the Community 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 .

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


If you need any help completing your application please contact Julie Carver, Customer Involvement Officer, by calling 07773050341 or by emailing

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 Application for Community Funding is successful You agree to the following terms and conditions:  
1. To use the |Community Funding only for the purposes detailed in the Application 

2. To provide CBH, on request, with such further information, explanations as may be required for it to establish that the Community Funding has been used in accordance with the Application made. 

3. If your Event/activity does not go ahead for any reason You agree to return the Community Funding in full and in a timely manner to CBH 

4. CBH will have no responsibility for your Event or any obligation to provide any further funding over and above the Community Funding allocated 

5. Failure to use the Grant Funding for the Event and/or in accordance with the Application made may result in any Community Funding needing to be repaid by You to CBH within seven days of a written notification being given to You by CBH 
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