Community Chest

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What is a Community Chest?

We have a budget set aside each financial year for community based projects in areas where we have housing stock.

You can apply for funding up to a maximum of £750 by simply completing an application form.

Examples of eligible projects include: Educational workshops, setting up a residents group, leaflet drops, training and/or diversionary activities. 

Your project should fall under at least one of the following categories:

  • Safer - such as extra security lighting
  • Greener - such as planting of shrubs/plants
  • Cleaner - such as litter bins/removal of graffiti
  • United - such as projects that encourage better relations between neighbours

 We will not fund:

  • Activities promoting a particular religious or political belief.
  • Any project that is the responsibility of a statutory body.
  • Any projects that do not have a strong and relevant connection to STAR Housing communities or its customers.
  • Any profit making projects.
  • Any projects that are already complete.
  • We will not make a contribution of any more than £750 per application.
Who can apply?

Anyone from a community group, or an individual who lives within the Shropshire Council boundary.

How to apply? 

Complete this application form and return it to us at:

Shropshire Towns & Rural Housing
The Spruce Building
Sitka Drive
Shrewsbury Business Park
Shrewsbury
SY2 6LG

Please read the guidance notes on the back page of the application form carefully. 

What is the deadline for application forms?

Community Chest Applications deadlines

Meetings

31st March 2017

April meeting

31st May 2017

June meeting

31st July 2017

August meeting

30th September 2017

October meeting

30th November 2017

December meeting

31st January 2018

February meeting

How will I know if I have been successful in obtaining a Community Chest grant?

Once we receive your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement letting you know on what date the application will be considered by the Area Panel at their bi-monthly meeting.

Following the meeting we will contact you again to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

What happens if the application is successful?

We will send you the money via a BACS payment or upon submission of an invoice.

You will then need to complete an end of grant report no later than 12 months after the money has been awarded.

Who do I contact if I need help completing the application?

Contact us and we will talk you through it.

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£140 off your energy bill for those who qualify.

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Events

New Rents Calendar

Download and print our new rents calendar, helping you to keep on top of your payments

Next Board meeting Thursday 30th November 2017

The next meeting of the STAR Board is on Thursday 30th November

Road Safety Week 2017

From 20.11.2017 to 26.11.2017

We're proud to support this year's Road Safety Week.