The Rooftop Community Fund is a scheme which is the responsibility of the Customer Panel. This group of residents works on your behalf to improve your housing and related services and the quality of life for residents and the wider community.

The Customer Panel have been given approval to distribute £100,000 from the Rent Restructure Reserve to projects which benefit residents in their local communities.

What can the Community Fund be spent on?

Applications should show that they benefit the wider community as well as having a benefit for our residents. Applications for funding can be for grants from £100 to £10,000. Here are some examples of what the fund could be used for:

  • improvements to parks, playgrounds and local green spaces
  • a local playgroup needing to purchase new toys and equipment
  • a re-fit for a village hall kitchen so that it can be better used by the local community

Applications can be made by an individual resident on behalf of a group of residents, or by a community group as long as two or more residents are involved with the project.

Take a look at some other projects that the Community Fund has supported.

If you have any queries about the Community Fund, please contact our Community Investment team here.

What happens after I apply?

Once you send in your completed application form, a member of the Customer Panel will contact you to discuss your application. If further details or a visit to discuss the proposal is needed, they will organise a time to come and visit you. The application will then be discussed by the Customer Panel and you will be informed of their decision within 8 weeks.

We may be able to help you if you need assistance with making a purchase with your grant. We would like to hear back from you to find out how the activity or project went.

The deadlines for applications are:

  • Monday 26 January 2017
  • Monday 27 March 2017
  • Monday 5 June 2017
  • Monday 21 August 2017
  • Monday 2 October 2017
  • Monday 13 November 2017