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Funding available for Chester community projects

6 November 2017
The Chester Community Chest is now open where community groups can benefit from up to £1,000 in funding.

Community groups in Chester can benefit from up to £1,000 of funding for projects that will help make a difference to local people and the communities where they live.

Sanctuary Housing’s Chester Community Chest is now open for applications from charities and community groups in Chester, who would benefit from some financial support to deliver activities and projects.

Projects must reach Sanctuary residents and successful applications will be for initiatives that fit one or more of Sanctuary’s priorities for the fund:

  • Increasing skills and employability
  • Building connections and reducing isolation
  • Growing neighbourhood pride and community safety
  • Sustainable lifestyles and greener living
  • Helping residents better manage their money

Sanctuary is looking for applications of up to £1,000 from community and residents groups, registered charities, councils, schools or social enterprises.

The Chester Community Chest has previously supported a diverse array of projects in and around the city, including helping pupils from Upton Westlea Primary School to design and install a sensory garden outside.

Michele Payne, Sanctuary’s resident involvement manager, said: “Sanctuary operates at the heart of local communities and we are committed to investing in projects that will make a difference to our neighbourhood and help our residents’ live happy and fulfilled lives.

“We look forward to hearing from groups in Chester who can help us to make a real difference.”

To find out more about the Chester Community Chest, please call 01244 305537, email ChesterCommunity.ChestFund@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or visit the website.