We are excited to announce that our Community Development Fund budget has been doubled for 2015/16, making a total of £20,000 available to support small scale community projects that will enhance the quality of life for local people and make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where they live.
We first launched our Community Development Fund last year and due to its success and popularity more money has been assigned to the fund.
Funding is available to residents groups, non-profit organisations and individuals working in areas where Pine Court Housing Association manages homes – primarily South Liverpool and Birkenhead and Tranmere in the Wirral.
David Brown, Director of Operations at Pine Court Housing Association, said: “It’s encouraging to see how many groups and individuals share our passion to improve and develop local communities. Now that we have increased the funding available we can support even more initiatives and help them in their quest to improve the lives of local people.”
The funding can be used to pay for physical improvements, like gardening projects and purchasing play equipment, cultural projects, community projects with activities for young people, community fun days or luncheon clubs for older people.
In its first year (2014-15) the Community Development Fund benefited a number of local community initiatives, including:
- Pagoda Arts Community Project; helping to extend its translation and community services to the local community, particularly the elderly
- Liverpool Chinese New Year Celebration; supporting the local celebrations in the city, which engages local communities to promote traditional and contemporary Chinese cultures.
- Rialto Neighbourhood Council; to support their community lunch club and social activities for elderly residents.
- China Pearl; supporting the organisation in promoting Chinese arts and culture to a British audience, while enhancing health and wellbeing and community cohesion.
- Wirral Chinese Association Luncheon Club; providing funding towards their lunch club, community events and daytrips.
- The Black- E; supporting their activities to engage young people to develop artistic and cultural skills as well as improving health and wellbeing.
- Pagoda Bi-lingual Nursery; helping the nursery expand and create a fun and educational outdoor play area, which now meets Ofsted requirements.
We are keen to receive applications from local residents /community groups, non-profit organisations and individuals who require support to set up events, projects and initiatives to benefit the local communities.
Those interested can find more information and download the application pack HERE or call the office on (0151) 709 6878.
Downloadable application form: Pine Court Community Development Application Form (2015-16)