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Funding and communities

Our work

Our business has a positive impact on people, homes and neighbourhoods. We are committed to this ethos and support local communities, groups and partners to deliver projects and service for the benefit of our customers. Find out more about our work in the Involvement & Communities Strategy 2022-25.

Stronger Communities Fund

Our Stronger Communities Fund is a grant scheme where we offer funding of up to £2,000 for projects that benefit our customers, or community initiatives on our estates. We consider projects for the funding that help to deliver one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Involves more people in community life and/or community decision making
  • Helps people in your community to learn new skills or build on their independence
  • Supports vulnerable people in your community
  • Promotes trust, tolerance and understanding between different groups in the community
  • Improves the appearance of your community and/or makes it a better place to live.

If you feel that you have a project that fits with the above, we could potentially help in one of two ways:
  • Provide monetary funding towards a project – a funding bid of up to £2,000 towards your project could be awarded.
  • Provide in-kind support – utilising the skills of our workmen, staff as well as the support provided by our contractors and suppliers.

We have two facilitators within the team who are able to support our applicants throughout the process and help to ensure investment is clearly linked to benefitting our customers and communities.

A number of projects that we fund may need more support, Community First is a great organisation proud to support vibrant communities and brighter futures through the work that they do, get in touch with them here.

If you require funding for your project that would benefit our customers or communities, contact the Involvement and communities team at makeadifference@selwoodhousing.com

SCF report 2021-22

Our 2021 projects

In 2021, our Stronger Communities Fund supported various projects, including a community-led talent show, refurbishment of the Trowbridge Town Hall and a lantern parade. We also fitted a new heating and hot water system in a local pre-school.

Click below to find out more about each of these projects.

Our 2020 projects

During the pandemic, our Stronger Communities Fund continued to support local projects. We provided funds to Group 5 to support vulnerable families, local food banks and secured £35,000 to purchase new devices to support education and access digital learning. We also invested funds to revamp a local skatepark to provide young people with free and accessible space.

Click below to find out more about each of these projects.

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