As well as ensuring that our homes are safe and secure, we play an active part in our local community.

    As the largest landlord in borough, we recognise our responsibility. We work with local contractors, charities and social enterprises to ensure that our estates and neighbourhoods are places we’re proud to live in. We strike to continually improve our services and local facilities and support many local organisations and groups.

    Power in Partnership

    Established in 2011, Power in Partnership (PIP) is a Halton based social enterprise, which works with disadvantaged young people in the Cheshire towns of Runcorn, Widnes and Warrington, by providing them with the skills and training to increase their life and work chances.

    The Trust has been working with PIP since September 2012 by providing young people aged 16 to 25 with paid and voluntary opportunities across different departments throughout the Trust. This has covered areas such as void properties and gardens, large landscaping jobs, plastering, painting, decorating and house clearances.

    The idea behind the partnership is to provide work experience to low skilled young people who are disadvantaged or disengaged in the community and to inspire and create aspirations where previously there were none.

    Nominated charities

    Each year we choose a local nominated charity to work with, offering intensive support in a variety of ways.

    Our nominated charity for 2016-17 is Norton Priory, Runcorn’s historic ruins, walled gardens and museum. We will be raising money throughout the year and offering support wherever possible. We have many fundraising activities lined up, including cake sales and marathons!

    http://nortonpriory.org/

    We have previously worked with MIND, Halton Haven Hospice, Runcorn and Widnes Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society following a successful, year on year employee vote.

    We also work closely with the local credit union and Citizens Advice Bureau,  promoting their services to customers as well as offering on-going support and resource sharing.  We have supported two food banks in Runcorn and Widnes and we still work closely with them as the service is continually expanding.

    Community sponsorship

    (Pictured Runcorn Town U9’s)

    The Trust recognises that we have an active part to play in the wider community by creating new opportunities for individuals and groups, and contributing to the quality of local life.

    We have community grants available that groups or individuals can apply for.

    Awards of up to £2000 are available for groups or individuals to help fund community based projects. Priority will be given to projects that have an emphasis on promoting the interests of young people.

    Application Form Community Sponsorship Fund

    • Applicants must be able to comply with at least ONE of the Trust’s five priorities listed below:
      • Protecting current income
      • Reduce costs and drive efficiency
      • Focus resources and services
      • Grow and diversify
      • Be more flexible

      Or meet Halton Borough Council’s priorities which are:

      • A healthy Halton- creating a healthier community and working to promote wellbeing
      • Employment, learning and skills- improving the opportunities for learning development and employment prospects
      • A safer Halton-  provision of pleasant, safe and secure neighbourhoods
      • Children and young people- supporting developing and learning
      • Environmental and regeneration- development of a vibrant, accessible borough

    We can’t fund projects that:

      • Will benefit an individual alone
      • Have a political agenda

    Funding is not limited to Trust customers. Any group based in Halton can apply.

    • Review meetings must take place every six to eight weeks
    • We do not fund transport or room hire costs

    If you are interested in applying and would like further information or a chat, please contact Debbie Jameson, Customer Engagement Officer on 0151 510 5185 or email Debbie.jameson@haltonhousing.org. The application form is also available at the top of the page.