The Love Where You Live Fund is a housing fund set up to improve the social & economic wellbeing of our communities and help tackle the challenges residents face.
Previous projects include our partnership with SPACE baby bank and several cost of living events.
The projects we fund meet at least one of our three themes:
- Building financial resilience e.g. employment, training, debt, budgeting (e.g. food pantries, food support, energy support, baby banks etc), financial education and advice
- Health and wellbeing e.g. projects to reduce social isolation and increase engagement
- Digital inclusion e.g. projects around helping residents to access tech, Wi-Fi and building digital skills
Please note grants for small projects (under £6,000) can only be applied for by resident groups and staff. We will only pay community/ business bank accounts, not individual or personal accounts.
Larger projects needing grants (between £6,001 and £20,000) can only be applied for by the partner delivering the service.
These applications require a project sponsor and external partner to ensure the greatest chance of a successful project that significantly improves our residents’ community and wellbeing.
Sponsors are internal members of staff, typically housing officers, who can advise the partner on their community and are responsible for promoting the project to residents in the community to drive its success.
Partners are external organisations experienced with bidding for funding and delivering projects. They will be responsible for delivering the service to residents directly, collating information and providing case studies.
Application forms can be found below and are reviewed regularly by the partnerships team.
Deadlines for 2023/24:
There is no deadline for small projects, however in order to help us plan and allocate small grant funding please let the team know of any ideas for projects (particularly winter/Christmas ones) as soon as possible.
Deadlines for 2023/24 for large grants are as follows:
The 2023-24 funding for large grants is now closed and will re-open for applications in early 2024.
Application (provided by the project partner) due FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2023