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EXTERNAL FUNDING - Community Funding from ORIGIN HOUSING

Who can apply?

Origin Housing resident groups, local voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises and any not-for-profit organisations. Individual residents can also apply if they provide evidence that other residents will be involved and that the project is inclusive.

What will we fund?

We award grants of up to £2,000 for projects that address a need in the local community and benefit our residents. We are particularly keen to receive applications that support our Together strategy priorities to invest in communities or projects that tackle the impact of COVID-19. These priorities are:

  • Supporting families - food projects, activities, community events.
  • Activities for young people - training and personal development, sports, arts, and events.
  • Activities for older people – wellbeing, activities to tackle loneliness.
  • Gardening or environmental projects.
  • Financial management – advice and skills.
  • Digital inclusion- improving access, training or equipment solutions.
  • Employment and training – developing skills, local enterprises and start-up.

Deadline and assessment


You can apply during the application windows below. Your application will be assessed by members of our resident panel Spotlight and staff.

  • July – 16 August (decision in September 2020)
  • September – 18 October (decision in November 2020)
  • November – 12 December (decision in January 2021)

What are the requirements?

To be eligible for our community fund, you must:

  • Deliver a project/s in our communities. Our priority areas are where we have the most of our homes. In order of size these areas are: Camden, Enfield, Stevenage, Watford, Barnet, Brent, Islington and Harrow.
  • Be able to demonstrate community support or need in our communities.
  • For charities/community groups - you should have at least one of these governing documents: a constitution, memorandum of understanding, rules and a bank account with two signatories.
  • If you are freelance or self-employed, you must show evidence that you've been in operation for at least a year and have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

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