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Springboard

What is the Springboard Community Grant?

Springboard is our community fund programme that offers cash injections to much needed local groups and community initialtives that will improve our neighbourhoods.  

Who can apply?

Anyone can apply for a Springboard fund. It doesn’t matter if you’re an established community group, a charity, school, or just an individual with a great idea for a community project, you can still apply for a share of the funding pot. You don’t even have to be a Salix Homes tenant, as long as your project will benefit our communities.

What projects are we looking for?

We are looking for initiatives that support our Social Value themes:

  • Housing (i.e. alleviating homelessness)
  • Communities (i.e. reducing isolation)
  • Employment (i.e. training / equipment)
  • Supporting the local economy (i.e. helping local businesses)
  • Financial support (i.e. advice and support)
  • Environment (i.e. delivering environmental improvements)
  • Health and Wellbeing (i.e. sports or health clubs)

 

How do you apply?

This depends on how much Springboard Community Fund you are after:

  • Bids for less than £2,000 you can complete this short form
  • Bids for £2,000 or more you will need to complete this form.

If you need assistance completing your application please contact your Neighbourhood Team on 0800 218 2000 or enquiries@salixhomes.co.uk.

Approval process

Applications will be reviewed once a quarter by our Neighbourhood Teams, who will decide which applications to approve.

A report will be taken to the Salix Homes Customer Committee on a regular basis to review the awards given. Comments from the Customer Committee about the previous awards given will be considered for future awarding decisions. If you are successful, Salix Homes will manage the project funds.

Evaluation

As part of receiving the funding you must provide relevant evidence as part of the evaluation in our evaluation form. Failure to do so may result in you being excluded from future fundin