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The Helping Hands Initiative

As well as ensuring that our homes are safe and secure, as the largest landlord in the borough we recognise that we have an active part to play in the wider community by helping to create new opportunities for individuals and groups, and contributing to the quality of local life. Through our Helping Hands initiative we are able to provide community funding, materials and skills to projects which benefit the local community.

How it Works

We have funds, materials and skills available to help fund community based projects and these can be applied for through our application process. There is no limit to what you can apply for as each project will be assessed on an individual basis. So tell us how you’d like us to help and we’ll be in touch.

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The Application Process

Before your application can be granted, there are a few things we must do before we can approve any applications.

Helping Hands Step 1

If you feel you or your organisation has a project that could benefit from Helping Hands, firstly check that you/your project meet the criteria set out below and also detailed within the application form.

Helping Hands Step 2

Once you’re happy that you/your project meets the Helping Hands criteria, simply fill in the Application Form and once completed, send the form to one of the team via helpinghands@haltonhousing.org. Applications will be reviewed monthly at the end of each month and you will be advised of the outcome of your application within 2 weeks of it being reviewed.  

Application Criteria

Applicants and their projects must be able to comply with at least ONE of Halton Bourough Council’s five priorities, listed below:

  • 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 neighbourhood
  • 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 Halton Housing 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 have any further questions about the process talk to us.

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