Supporting our communities

We offer grants of up to £3,000 to fund groups, projects and initiatives to support the wellbeing of people in our communities.

No project is too big or small – you can apply for £50 or £3,000, the choice is yours.

Our latest application round is now closed but look out for the next round of available funding here.

 

What is the Citizen Local Fund?

The Citizen Local Fund is a £50,000 pot of funding available to local groups and projects.

 

The aim of the fund is to support our residents and communities to thrive. We support ideas and projects that promote mental and physical wellbeing, reduce social isolation, bring communities together and enhance local areas.

 

Grants of up to £3,000 are available.

 

We’ll consider projects that will make a difference in at least one of these ways:

  • Improving physical health and mental wellbeing for people in our communities through (for example) exercise classes, wellbeing workshops, food poverty initiatives
  • Reducing social isolation and loneliness in our communities through (for example) coffee mornings, friendship groups, educational classes
  • Supporting community cohesion by helping to bring people of all ages and backgrounds together through (for example) community events or activities
  • Enhance local areas by improving the physical environment through (for example) gardening projects, environmental projects, safer neighbourhoods projects)

Don’t think your project is too small and count it out. As long as it benefits the wellbeing of people in our communities we will consider it. The amount you apply for is up to you.

More funding information

  • We will not fund profit making businesses
  • We will not provide funding to pay salaries
  • All projects need to benefit Citizen customers and communities. ‘Citizen’ relates to the housing association. If your project falls outside of areas we operate in (across the West Midlands) your application will not be considered
  • Projects must promote at least one of the following: improving mental and physical wellbeing, reducing social isolation, bringing communities together and enhancing local areas.
  • Once funds have been allocated you will be required to update us with the progress of your project and spending

If you need help completing the application form contact: engagement@citizenhousing.org.uk