Grant scheme launched for Daventry district projects

DDH's offices in Daventry
DDH's offices in Daventry

Local community groups and organisations can apply for funding of up to £1,000 from Daventry & District Housing (DDH).

The housing provider’s Daventry and District Community Chest has returned for 2015 and is available for small projects that benefit the lives of communities across the district.

DDH has earmarked funds for sustainable community projects or initiatives that help improve health and wellbeing and provide a better quality of life to local people.

This year, DDH is keen to invest in projects that benefit the community on a medium to long-term basis. However, one off projects will also be considered. People and groups across the district can apply, including schools and parish councils.

Decisions on each application are made by a panel comprising DDH tenants and local business representatives. The first of two selection panel meetings is taking place soon and the next application deadline is Friday May 22 2015.

One recent project supported by DDH is an initiative run by the Green Acres Rural Enterprise Centre in Staverton which helps families to learn more about food through growing, cooking and healthy eating.

Sarah Sims, community development officer at DDH, said: “We are delighted to once again be able to offer funding to local projects that will benefit the community. Over the years the Community Chest has supported a range of people and organisations, including historical societies, scout groups and charities.

“We understand just how challenging it can be to find money for new community projects, either through fundraising or personal contributions. If you have an idea or a project that could improve the health and wellbeing of local people then we’d love to hear from you.”

More information and application forms are available on DDH’s website.