Community groups supporting residents of Castles & Coasts Housing Association are due to benefit, thanks to a new grant making fund.
Castles & Coasts Housing Association, which provides affordable homes across the north of England, is working in partnership with Cumbria Community Foundation, to support community projects that will strengthen its communities.
Charitable and not-for-profit organisations that support community projects and activities which make a positive contribution to the residents living in the neighbourhoods in which Castles & Coasts Housing Association operate, can apply for a share of the funding.
Priority will be given to projects that bring people from across a community together, support residents to gain employment or develop their skills, access digital and financial inclusion services, provide health and wellbeing activities, and reduce anti-social behaviour in communities.
Adam Gould, Head of Customer Service & Engagement at Castles & Coasts Housing Association, said: “Castles & Coasts Housing Association is delighted to be working with Cumbria Community Foundation, who will support us in allocating our Community Fund, to enable projects that support our local communities.
He went on to say, “we are really proud to be working together and we hope to support some fantastic initiatives, which make a real difference to our residents and communities.
“Working with Cumbria Community Foundation will also provide us with opportunities for colleagues to help support volunteering activities in our communities.”
Cumbria Community Foundation has been building philanthropic support for communities and grassroots groups for 22 years. In that time, working with individual donors and businesses, it has invested more than £56 million into local communities.
Lisa Blackwell, Grants & Programmes Officer at the Foundation, said: “We are delighted that Castles & Coasts Housing Association have decided to set up a fund to support local community projects. They share our passion for creating sustainable communities by working in partnership to strengthen communities in Cumbria.
“This new partnership is a great example of how we can work with organisations to support local community groups and initiatives that make a big difference to the lives of those in genuine need.”