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Progress Housing Group invests £1.5 million in local communities

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Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities

The Base community centre in Leyland received funding from Progress Housing Group’s Community Investment Fund The Base community centre in Leyland received funding from Progress Housing Group’s Community Investment Fund

South Ribble and Fylde communities can tap into a £1.5million fund thanks to a grant scheme run by Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group.

The housing group’s Community Investment Fund offers local residents and community groups the opportunity to put forward their ideas for improving the areas in which they live, to make stronger, safer, cleaner and greener communities.

Residents and community groups are able to bid for funding from the £1.5million pot which is available to support projects across local neighbourhoods. A customer panel made up of tenants, evaluates each submission on its long-term benefits for a whole community and decides which will be brought to life.

Jacqui De-Rose, Group Chief Executive for Progress Housing Group, said: “As a local housing provider, we’ve always invested in improving homes and communities. Our Community Investment Fund helps us support others to contribute to creating better places to live.

“We want to help residents feel proud of their communities and are always looking for new ways to involve people in building happier and stronger neighbourhoods.

“We’re keen to make sure all the projects we support will make a difference to the wider community and make the biggest impact. This is an important factor in deciding which ideas we will fund.”

Progress Housing Group’s Community Investment Fund was officially launched in 2009 when Lytham-based New Fylde Housing joined the housing group. So far the fund has awarded almost £500,000 to community groups and projects, benefitting over 1,000 residents across South Ribble, Chorley, Preston and the Fylde Coast.

If you are involved with a local community project or have a great idea that you think would benefit your community, let us know. We may be able to help you with funding, resources or just sound advice on how to get started. Contact our Community Involvement team on 01772 450600 or visit our website www.progressgroup.org.uk 

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