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HA celebrates birthday with big cash giveaway bonanza

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities and also in Housing

HA celebrates birthday with big cash giveaway bonanza HA celebrates birthday with big cash giveaway bonanza

A housing association is urging community groups in the North West to bid for a share of £10,000, as it celebrate its 10th birthday.

Contour Homes, which manages more than 12,000 homes, already supports a whole range of projects, including work clubs to help people find jobs, schemes to help residents grow their own fruit and veg, and activities for young people.

And today the social landlord launches ‘Cash for Communities’ with the aim of helping even more tenants to run projects that make their neighbourhoods better places to live.

The kindly project has been launched to mark the organisation's 10th anniversary.

Every year, Contour organises community activities that up to 3,000 residents take part in, and brings in around £400,000 in external funding to improve the areas where it provides homes.

Director of neighbourhood services Andrew Brown said: “It’s a special year for Contour Homes and we wanted to do something extra that will directly benefit our residents.

“Our teams already do a huge amount of work to support voluntary and community groups that make our neighbourhoods stronger and bring people together. However, we wanted to do something extra and we’re really excited about ‘Cash for Communities’.

“We know there are lots of groups out there doing amazing work and making a real difference. We also know that it’s tough to come by funding in this day and age and want to do our little bit to help.

“We’re looking forward to receiving lots of applications and want to support at least 10 projects during our 10th anniversary year.”

Sums of between £500 and £2,000 will be awarded to groups whose activities support one or more of four themes: job, training and enterprise opportunities; community spaces, health initiatives or community sports projects; activities for young people; helping people to get online and/or make their money go further.

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