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Stronger Communities Fund

What is the Stronger Communities Fund?

Our Stronger Communities Fund is a grant scheme where we offer funding of up to £5,000 for projects that benefit our residents and tenants, 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.

How can I apply for funding?

If you require funding for a project that would benefit our residents and tenants, or communities in any of our estates, you can apply for funding by completing the Stronger Communities grant application form and emailing it to our involvement team.

When applying, please ensure you demonstrate how your project will help to meet one of the above outcomes.

Starting a group

Thinking about starting up a community group? Check out these tips on getting people involved in your group, deciding the purpose of your group, and agreeing a set of rules or principles that will govern your group.

For more help and support with starting up a community group, contact our involvement team.

Who has the fund supported?

Step-Up Pre-School

Our funding for this project provided Step-Up Pre-School in Dilton Marsh with a brand new heating and hot water system ahead of the autumn.

Collaborative Schools Limited

We are pleased support Collaborative Schools Limited (CSL) in securing a total of £35,000 to purchase new devices for families and children to support their education and access digital learning.

Group 5

Our support ensured that this fantastic charity was able to continue its important work in supporting some of our most vulnerable families, alleviating poverty and raising standards of living in the local area.

Melksham skatepark

We invested funds in the revamp of this local skatepark to provide young people with free and accessible space for various action sports.

Supporting Foodbanks through COVID-19

From our Stronger Communities Fund we were able to provide support to local food banks in a time when it was most critical.

Westbury Youth Football Team

Our support in this project provided training tops for players of a local youth football club, giving them a sense of belonging and pride in their team.

Trowbridge Lantern Parade 2019

Our investment in this project helped to bring the community of Trowbridge together to share in the magic of Christmas and light up the town!

Trowbridge Cultural Festival of Food 2019

In 2019 we supported a local event which helped to bring together the local community to share in a day of food, culture and celebrations.