ForCheshireWest Community Fund

Posted: 01/10/2018

We're proud to be working with the Cheshire Community Foundation to establish a new community fund called ForCheshireWest. We have currently invested £25,000 and Cheshire Community Foundation are working with other businesses to encourage them to match ForHousing's initial investment in order to create a sustainable community fund in the local area.

The aim of this fund is to build a permanent fund for charities, community groups and voluntary sector organisations to invest in local communities - supporting them to build their capacity to address issues within their neighbourhoods across the themes of Health and Wellbeing, Education and Employment and Improving Neighbourhoods. The fund will focus on projects that support the development of sustainable, self-reliant communities and that demonstrate high levels of active citizenship.

The fund has been established and the first awards have been made totaling £5,823.

  • £3,238 to young enterprise to support projects in Ellesmere Port Catholic High and South and West Cheshire college
  • £2,585 for Bridge Wellness Gardens to support their work placement project

Anybody interested in applying should go through the normal Cheshire Community Foundation application process.