Are you interested in developing practical action plans to
improve your neighbourhood or housing estate? If so there is a new
grant fund that goes under the name of the First Steps Programme
that your tenants and residents associations may be interested
The Community Development Foundation in partnership with
Locality will be supporting 115 communities to decide what they do
and don't like in their area, what steps are needed to make
positive changes, and which local partners they need to bring on
board to make it happen.
The programme is aimed at small community groups, like residents
associations and Tenant Management Organisations. It offers
practical support and grants to help develop community action
plans: groups can get £2,500 to work with others to help write
their plan, as well as access to skills training, and a mentor to
see them through the process. Participants will also be plugged
into networks of other people who are doing similar things.
Groups can apply from 1 April 2015 and the closing date is 8 May
2015 so if you're interested head over to www.mycommunity.org.uk/programme/first-steps
to find out more.