Dorset residents to bid for funds to improve their neighbourhoods
Published by RoyP for Sovereign Housing Association in Communities and also in Housing
Residents of a leading housing association in Dorset have been invited to bid for a £30,000 fund to improve the areas where they live.
Sovereign Housing Association residents have until 1 December to submit their proposals, and its Regional Panel for Dorset will then choose which of the projects will receive funding.
The Regional Panel is a group made up of residents and independent people that works on behalf of other residents to improve the services that Sovereign provides in Dorset. It has a budget of £30,000 to spend on projects or initiatives that benefit neighbourhoods where Sovereign has properties.
“We felt that the most appropriate way to prioritise which projects to spend this money on was to get the residents themselves to tell us about the sustainable improvements they’d like to see in their community,” said Regional Panel member Ellen Stammas.
“So our message to residents is: how would you like to improve the area where you live? Whether it’s a physical improvement, or getting a community project off the ground, please let us know. All bids will be considered by the Dorset regional panel, which is made up of residents,” she added.
Residents who would like to find out more should phone Marion Brown on 01202 460323, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website, www.twynham.sovereign.org.uk, where they can find an application form.
Sovereign owns or manages more than 3,400 homes in Dorset.