Support in the Community
One of our aims as an organisation is to have a wider impact in the communities we serve. We achieve this by working with and providing funding to local partners. These groups offer different types of support, which you or somebody you know may find helpful. Find out more about which organisations we work in partnership with, here.
Throughout the year, our Community Initiative Fund distributes a total of £40,000 among local groups and organisations (through separate rounds of funding) which can make a real impact in their communities. More information about the Community Fund and how to apply is available here.
The following groups have received grants from the Colchester Borough Homes (CBH) Community Initiative Fund.
£500 – To help towards the cost of transportation for a group trip to the Colchester Zoo.
- Greenpath Ventures
£750 – To provide tools, compost, and equipment for three allotments at Irvine Road.
- Network Dance
£950 – To offer 30 free weekly dance exercises and movement classes.
RCCG Stillwaters Centre
£1,000 – To help support a monthly programme called “Care & Share”, offering non-perishable food items to vulnerable residents.
£1,000 – to help grow new and existing relationships with professional referral organisations so that older people most in need are introduced to their services.
- Greenstead Library
£1000 – To purchase sensory equipment for the children’s area.
- Bangladeshi Women’s Association Essex
£1,000 – To increase provision for the culturally-specific needs of women and children within Colchester and improve their quality of life and access to health and care services.
- Tiptree Volunteers
£1,000 – To set up a Community Fridge.
£1000 – To increase provision and a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community, who have experienced social isolation and are looking for friendships and support.
£1,000 – To support newly arrived refugees from Afghanistan with Halal food during the cost of living crisis.
- St Annes Stay and Play
£1,200 – Supply hot food each week to Youth Club attendees.