Your community

Our community work

We’re passionate about building better communities. If you have a community project, or if you want to get involved, we can provide support.


Our community work is really important to us – we know that by working with residents we can help to create friendlier places to live and make a real difference to people's lives. 

Whether it’s supporting community groups, promoting events or running initiatives that help people in their daily lives, we are committed to helping our communities reach their full potential.

There are lots of ways you can get involved with what we do – whether you need funding or support for your group or event, or you want to help shape our services. 


Funding

One of the key parts of our community work is funding projects, events, organisations and groups who are doing incredible things. We have three different funding pools which ensure the right funds are given to the right people. 

Funding requests are reviewed once a month by our funding panel, which includes residents. If you are planning to apply for funding, please make sure you submit your request as early as possible so that we have time to get in touch if we need additional information from you. 


Community Chest Fund

The Community Chest supports community events, initiatives and projects that require funding of £500 or less. Previously, Community Chest funding has helped to provide everything from computers to café equipment.

If you are part of a group that works to make life better for people or the environment, we can provide you with the money to make it happen. 

Fill out the Community Chest Application form here. 

Please email your completed application form and any supporting documents to community@wcht.org.uk. 


Community Development Fund

The Community Development Fund supports bigger and more complex projects. If you are planning a large event, need a big funding boost to carry out the aims of your project or are kick-starting a new initiative, the Community Development Fund can help.

The application for the Community Development Fund is here. If you need help filling out the form, please read our guide here.  

Please email your completed application form and any supporting documents to community@wcht.org.uk. 


Tenant/Residents' Association Fund

Lots of our local areas have tenant or residents’ associations, in order to represent and help their community. We offer these groups help to get started and ongoing support and funding. If you are part of a tenant/residents’ association and you’re looking for help with a start-up, an event, or an annual or special grant, please get in touch. 

If you are looking to set up a tenant/residents' association, you can also check out our handy guide here

Please email your completed application form and any supporting documents to community@wcht.org.uk.


If you have any questions about applications for funding or support, please contact our Community Engagement team. Email community@wcht.org.uk or call 01923 209183.