#OperationWifi is a campaign to create the largest open and free to use wireless network that enables people in low-income communities to get online, and is fully supported by the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment. When the first national...
“The Be Kind fund was created to give all residents somewhere to turn when things got tough.” Claire Higgins, Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes explains their Be Kind fund.
Camille Yerles, Customer Involvement Officer at The Barnet Group, shares what they’ve been up to since Black Lives Matter.
HACT is delighted to announce that Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association has signed up to the Board Charter for Community Investment. Andrew van Doorn, Chief Executive of HACT, said: “We commend Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association for showing...
An anthology of stories, statistics and viewpoints that capture how social housing organisations responded to the Covid-19 pandemic across the UK.
Connie Jennings, Head of Health and Wellbeing at whg, explains why their organisation are giving out kindness bags this Christmas and beyond.
With ESG becoming an increasingly important issue within housing associations, the spotlight is falling on the role community investment plays in realising the social element of ESG.
This blog takes a look at the role that United Communities, a local community-based housing association in Bristol, has played in the history of the city’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic community.
A collective of organisations has come together to release the following statement about Black History Month: Since 1987, Black History Month has been an important annual celebration of the achievements of people of African and Caribbean heritage in the UK....
Between March and June 2020, UK social housing organisations provided almost £1m in financial assistance, provided over 110,000 residents with advice and guidance, and made over 600,000 welfare calls.
In this blog, Shahanara Akhtar, Employment and Training co-ordinator at Gateway Housing Association, discusses the renewed appreciation for their community investment work from residents and colleagues.
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