Applications for community funding are currently closed. If you'd like to speak to our team about the support available for community groups, please email us on

Each year we make grants of up to £5000 available to local groups for the benefit of our communities. We are currently able to award grants that enable the delivery of the following objectives: 

  • Work and Skills - help people to access employment opportunities and update their skills
  • Digital Inclusion - help people access and use digital technology
  • Financial Inclusion - help people to manage their money and make it go further
  • Health and Wellbeing - help increase peoples’ health and wellbeing
  • Lessening social isolation - for example, a parent and tots club, a luncheon club for older people, or a gardening club
  • Providing activities for children and young people - these could include sport or homework clubs.
  • Improving or developing a green space in your neighbourhood
  • Promoting mutuality across neighbourhoods - projects that bring different neighbourhoods and communities together in line with our mutual values

Applications will be reviewed by our Community Funding Panel, made up of tenants and employees.

If you would like to be part of our funding panel, if you need support with your project idea, or if you would like some help with completing the grant application, please contact us by sending an email to or calling 01706 273977.

We are particularly interested in projects that help people in RBH households and neighbourhoods deal with the current cost of living crisis. Types of projects could include:

  • Setting up a community food pantry so people can access a low-cost surplus food shop
  • Organising a warm community space and social activities in that space
  • Running a luncheon club
  • Learning about healthy cooking and cooking on a budget
  • Growing your own fruit and vegetable gardening projects
  • Developing or improving a community green space where you live
  • Helping people to access and use digital technology.
  • Running activities and clubs groups such as for children and young people, or for older people
  • Holding activities that improve mental and physical well-being and reduce social isolation
  • Helping people access employment opportunities and update their skills