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You can read our tenancy sustainment and management policy here.

 

Community Regeneration Fund

The Community Regeneration Fund offers individuals, groups and organisations the opportunity to apply for funding to make a real difference to people's lives and the places where they live. 

What the fund supports

The Community Regeneration Fund supports projects that fall into two categories:

  • Economic projects
  • Social projects
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  • Economic projects

    We are passionate about supporting people to reach their true potential in the areas where we know our help is needed the most. Tackling issues such as unemployment, poverty and education are the three biggest things we can do to help create sustainable communities and more importantly help people to improve their own lives. 

    In fact it’s so important to us that the majority of funding, 70 per cent is allocated to projects in this area.

  • Social Projects

    Being part of a community that is safe, vibrant and healthy helps people to prosper. The Community Regeneration Fund supports projects that build community spirit and give a sense of ownership helping people to be proud of the areas where they live and more importantly creating communities where people want to live. We’ve aligned 20 per cent of the fund to support projects in this area.

  • Why does livin provide funding grants?

    Our business is about much more than letting and repairing homes. We want to support people to maximise their potential and improve their prospects and we know to achieve this we can’t do it alone. The Community Regeneration Fund enables us to support projects and people that really make a difference and in help create sustainable, successful and prosperous communities.

    Who can apply?

    The Community Regeneration Fund is open to community groups/organisations based in our communities.

    How much can I apply for?

    You can apply for up to £10,000 online. Should your project exceed this amount please contact us in the first instance to discuss on funding@livin.co.uk.

    Is there any eligibility criteria?

    Yes ....

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Open to tenants, residents and organised groups within livin’s area of operation
    • Project must work with a minimum of 50% tenants
    • Must demonstrate social value impact on the community
    Are there any exclusions?

    Yes, we are unable to fund:

    • activities for personal gain
    • services that are the responsibility of the Local Authority or government agency
    • political or religious activities
    • any costs resulting from not making payment to creditors on time
    • redundancy payments, pension schemes or unfair dismissal payments
    • gift and entertaining
    • fines and penalties you must pay by law
    Is there anything else I should know before applying?

    Bids will be given priority if they:

    • include any secured match funding
    • can demonstrate the project has sustainability and longevity

    However this doesn't mean that other applications won't be successful.

    What are the deadline dates for this year's applications?

    The deadlines for 2017 are 23 June 2017, 22 September 2017 and 15 December 2017.   

    All applications will be considered by the Community Regeneration Team and a decision made approximately one month later. Complex or high value applications may take longer and all decisions are final. 

    What happens once I have applied?

    Your application will be considered in most cases within one month of submission. The application will be assessed against set criteria as detailed in these Frequently Asked Questions and you will be contacted by email. Successful bids will be contacted and projects costing more than £500 will be subject to terms and conditions.

    If my application is successful what will my organisation need to do to acknowledge livin’s support?

    We can provide you with a plaque to display at the premises where the support has been given if appropriate. For larger projects we can also support you to gain media coverage. Once your application has been approved we will work with you on a one-to-one basis to tailor any promotional support.

    I have a query not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions who should I contact?

    For more information or support completing the application form please contact funding@livin.co.uk.

     

  • Have you read our Frequently Asked Questions? If so, and you are ready to apply you can do so here!

    If you have any queries, please contact funding@livin.co.uk.

     

Anti social behaviour

If you are suffering anti social behaviour, harassment or wish to report an incident we can help.  We have a specialist team who can look into issues such as these on your behalf by taking details of what has happened (you do not need to give your name if you don’t want to) and you can rest assured we will not disclose what you tell us without your consent.  Your details will be allocated to one of our Community Support and Intervention Coordinators who will investigate and resolve the problem. We will always handle your complaint in a way that keeps you and your family safe.

You can read our policy on anti-social behaviour here.

If you would like to contact the Communities Support and Intervention team please email sit@livin.co.uk.

If you wish to report anti-social behaviour out of hours (5pm to 8am daily and 24 hours at weekends), please contact sit@livin.co.uk 

 

Getting involved

If you are a customer of livin we’d love you to get involved with helping to shape and improve our housing services and your local community.

There are lots of different ways to do it from taking part in online groups, joining more formal groups or simply giving feedback on particular topics. We provide lots of ways for you to have your say, including from the comfort of your own home, and in ways that best fit with your everyday life.

By getting involved you will:

  •          Gain new skills and knowledge to help with employment
  •          Meet new people
  •          Learn new things
  •          Improve your confidence
  •          Become a bigger part of your community

Involvement is not always limited to our customers. We welcome contact from local residents and community stakeholders who are able to get involved and be an important part of our work within regeneration areas and our local communities.

  • Getting involved
  • Current opportunities
  • 2015/16
  • We regularly offer opportunities for you to get involved through a variety of means.  If you wish to register your interest for future opportunities please email getinvolved@livin.co.uk

  • There are no opportunities for involvement this week; however please check back regularly for new opportunities.

     

    Alternatively, if you wish to register your interest for future opportunities please email getinvolved@livin.co.uk

  • Over 800 people were involved in 2015/2016. Involvement included:-

    • Customers assisted with recruitment of tenant board and scrutiny members

    • Customers taking part in monthly grounds maintenance inspections

    • Customers conducted interviews for tenant board members

    • Customers and stakeholders tested areas of our website

    • Customers offered feedback on proposed changes to tenancy agreements

    • Customers looked and feedback on the timescales for when kitchens and bathrooms were changed within our properties

    • Customers assisted in preparing our construction related services tender

    • Customers reviewed our fireplace and kitchen options

    • Customers, residents and stakeholders developed and moved forward our Greener Infrastructure Strategy (Environmental Improvements)

    • Customers assisted in developing our Equality and Diversity Strategy 

     

    We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved. We are increasingly aware of the importance of using customers, residents and stakeholders to shape what we do and will continue to use involvement to help us deliver better, more responsive services in the future.

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