Chilton and Chilton Lane
Ferryhill Village and Cleves Cross
Community Regeneration projects
Livin is committed to supporting local communities to flourish and become places that people want to live and work in.
Our regeneration projects can involve physical works to the buildings in communities, but also a programme of support for residents which may include helping them to:
- Gain new skills and employment
- Meet new friends and reduce social isolation
- Improve the environment
- Remain independent in the home
- Maximise household income
We are currently working with residents and partners to deliver community led regeneration on the Western Area estate in Newton Aycliffe. Find out more about the project:
We have a number of delivered and currently working examples including:
- In 2016/17 we completed an award winning, major physical refurbishment works at York Hill in Spennymoor.
- We are currently consulting on proposals to physically regenerate The Courts in Shildon.
- We are currently working with residents and partners to deliver community led regeneration on the Western Area estate in Newton Aycliffe.
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
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Case Studies
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.
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?Who can apply?How much can I apply for?Is there any eligibility criteria?Are there any exclusions?Is there anything else I should know before applying?What are the deadline dates for this year's applications?What happens once I have applied?If my application is successful what will my organisation need to do to acknowledge Livin’s support?I have a query not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions who should I contact?
We need to help shape and improve our housing services and your local community.
There are a range of ways you can do this :
- Giving a compliment
- Making a complaint
- Making a suggestion to improve services
- Completing a satisfaction survey online, by text or in person.
You can do this by:
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone – 0800 587 4538
- Web chat – livin.co.uk
- Social media – facebook and twitter links
- Speaking to any employee of Livin visiting your home or at our offices in Spennymoor.
We encourage our tenants and customers to get involved in formal consultation and this can be include taking part in any of the following:
- Focus Groups (1 or 2 sessions)
- Service reviews
- Policy reviews
- Strategy reviews
- New service planning
- Consultation events
- Scrutiny groups
All of these opportunities are voluntary and you can get involved as much, or as little, as you would like. We can cover your travel costs and general expenses. Last year we involved 2,000 tenants and customers in improving services.
By getting involved you can:
- Gain new skills and knowledge to help with employment
- Meet new people
- Learn new skills
- Learn first-hand about Livin’s services
- Improve your confidence
- Become an active member of your community and help shape its future
Getting involved is not just limited to our customers. We welcome contact from local residents and community stakeholders who are an important part of our work within our regeneration areas and local communities.
You can register your interest in getting involved in future opportunities to give us your views easily by sending an email to email@example.com or you can telephone 0800 587 4538 or contact us through our Smartphone App.
We will contact you to find out the type of services you are interested in and add you to our growing list of volunteers.