Young Women’s Trust run the Work It Out service free one to one coaching over the phone and feedback on CVs and job applications for all young women aged 18-30 across England and Wales. Coaching is delivered by a team of professional coaches. Young women...
Press release by NIFHA, 29 May 2022 A campaign to tackle antisocial behaviour and promote good neighbourhood relations has been launched by the NI network of the HACT Centre of Excellence in Community Investment which is made up of a range of housing and community...
The Housing Associations Youth Network (HAYN) exists to work with and for young people aged 11-25 that live in and around our communities. It is a peer network of youth focused representatives from the social housing sector. The network has recently had 2 events, an...
New Skills Academy – Tackling the challenge of scalable upskilling as part of a HA community investment programme
PWC recently ran a poll of 4,000 people who cited their lack of relevant skills as their biggest barrier to success and social mobility. Housing Associations have been focused on how to address this need for accessible and engaging upskilling for some time. However, the challenge has been in finding a scalable solution given the resources constraints experienced by most HA community investment teams.
Wednesday 29 September, 10:00-11:00am We will hear from Sport for Development Coalition and Cotman Housing Association about the contribution that sport and physical activity can make in strengthening communities and contributing to the positive social outcomes that...
#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.
An anthology of stories, statistics and viewpoints that capture how social housing organisations responded to the Covid-19 pandemic across the UK.
Our local communities need us more than ever. It’s time to bring generations together to take action, writes InCommon in this guest blog.
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, from MTVH, discusses how investing in communities is at the core of their work as a social purpose organisation.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT. We partner with organisations across the social housing sector to drive value for residents and communities. We do this through insight-led products and services that encourage innovation and foster collaboration.
If you need help developing a community investment strategy, measuring your social value or demonstrating the business case for community investment, we can help make it happen. Get in touch and let’s start the conversation.