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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.

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Funnelwick Limb

Who are they?

A Colchester-based arts organisation.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will help to make 250 activity packs.

Visit their website…

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Find Your Spark

Who are they

Provide support for children and parents who have mental health concerns.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will go towards providing 1-1 and group mental health support.

Visit their website…

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East Anglian Indian Association

Who are they

They organise events which are non-profit making, open to other communities and family orientated.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will support events for the festival of Navaratri, the festival of Diwali and the festival of Holi.

Visit their Facebook page…

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Clowns in the Sky

Who are they

Supports children with brain tumours and their families in Colchester Hospital.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will go towards providing portable arts, crafts, and sensory trolleys to children’s ward.

Visit their website…

Monkwick Munch Club

Who are they

Supplies families with meals during the school holidays including a main meal, breakfast and snacks.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

The funding will help provide these meals.

Visit their Facebook page…

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The Warm and Toasty Club

Who are they

Group which provides Memory Afternoons. A befriending, conversation and entertainment group event for groups of older people.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will support more of these events.

Visit their website…

Tots2Teens

Who are they

Provides clothing for children 0-16 years old and offer a support service to families in Colchester.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will help with continuing to facilitate this in the future.

Visit their Facebook page…

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Signpost

Who are they

Small charity that supports those who are out of work because of the pandemic.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will help the organisation grow to support residents.

Visit their website…

Shoe Box Celebration Appeal

Shoe Box

Who are they

They make birthday and special occasion boxes for elderly residents alone in the community.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will support this and hopefully allow them to book rooms for events.

Contact

shoeboxcelebrationappeal@gmail.com

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YOPEY (Young People of the Year)

Who are they

Works with year 10 students at Colchester Academy.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

Funding will support opportunities for young people who live locally in and around the Greenstead estate to visit care homes and offer support.

See the YOPEY Essex page…

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ReFocus TA-DAH

Who are they

Provides free craft and activity packs to children and families.

What impact has the CBH Community Initiative Fund contribution had on their project

The funding will hopefully support 1000 packs over the summer holiday.

Visit their Facebook page…