We’re fortunate to work alongside generous contractors who want to invest in communities. As a result, they donate into our Community Benefit Fund (CBF) each year. This can be useful for communities in a variety of ways as it provides both funding and support. If there is a local community project that needs extra hands, our contractors will join us to get the job done. This could be painting a community centre, planting a garden, or litter picking in the local area. Alternatively, the funding support can also provide finances for trips away, one-off events, or ongoing clubs and groups.
What can the funding be used for?
Whatever your ambitions for your community, we can help you achieve the dream. The CBF can provide support for:
- A one-off, family friendly event for everyone in the community;
- Starting a new, community activity (e.g. workshops, craft clubs, after-school clubs, etc.);
- Sporting activities and initiatives (e.g. equipment, kit, one-off activities, etc.);
- A trip to a museum, local heritage site, etc.;
- …and many more!
How do I apply?
Simply download the CBF application form and return to us as soon as possible. Please bear in mind that applications will need to be returned over six weeks before you need the funding grant.
You can apply for a grant of up to £500 to fund an activity, event, or initiative that will directly benefit one of CCHA’s communities. It’s important that you consider what the benefits will be for everyone, and your application should consider how it will create a stronger sense of community. Our application form can be downloaded below, and this will provide further terms and conditions that are applicable when applying for the CBF.