Our Community Funding for 2019

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We're now accepting community funding applications for 2019 - and we want to hear from you!

Are you involved with a community group in an RBH neighbourhood and have a great idea for a project your group would like to deliver? Or are you an RBH member with a great idea for a project and interested in establishing or working alongside a community group to make your idea happen?

RBH Members’ Community Fund invites community groups and organisations to submit funding applications for activities that have a positive impact on our neighbourhoods. We have two pots of funding available - the decide together fund and the members community grant fund - but to keep things simple there's one application form for both sets of funding.

We're proud to be a mutual housing society and all our community funding decisions are made by our tenant and employee members!

We also know that filling in forms isn't everyone's cup of tea, so if you would like any help or advice, please contact the RBH Community Partnership Team on (01706) 273977 or e-mail communitypartnership@rbh.org.uk. They'll be able to help you to make your application!

How to apply!

If you would like an informal chat about your idea, contact the Community Partnership Team on (01706) 273977 or e-mail communitypartnership@rbh.org.uk

Download the application form and guidance notes:

Closing date for applications is: Friday 24th May 2019 at 12 noon.

What we're looking for

Decide Together

Applications for Decide Together funding should be in line with our community priorities for each neighbourhood - visit our Decide Together page to find out more.


Members Community Grant Fund

For the members community grant fund, projects should link directly to RBH priorities. These are:

  • employment and skills
  • digital inclusion
  • poverty prevention
  • health and wellbeing
  • reducing social isolation
  • families, children and young people
  • improving green spaces
  • mutuality across neighbourhoods

Here are some examples of the sort of projects we will support:

  • Support into employment and digital inclusion – These are projects that that would support people to gain employment. Your project could look to support people to learn how to develop their digital skills to access job searches, help to prepare CVs or complete applications. Maybe your project would focus on confidence building or increasing people’s chances of a successful inter­view through guidance or providing the right clothes to wear for an interview.
  • Health and wellbeing, and reducing social isolation – These are projects that could encourage improvements to people’s health or well being. Your project could provide opportunities for people to become more active, learn new skills, overcome isolation or develop existing interests.
  • Making the most of money – These are projects that help people get good value for their money or assist people who are struggling to make ends meet. Your project could involve people getting together to buy things cheaper in bulk or swapping unwanted items.