HACT is delighted to announce that Preston-based housing association, Community Gateway, has signed up to the Board Charter for Community Investment.
Updates from the first London and South East regional network meeting.
How C2 have connected residents and service providers, improving the wellbeing of communities.
We look back at a blog written by Ian Wardle, a member of the Great Places Commission, and Group Chief Executive at Thirteen Group, about the special role Housing Associations can play as organisations in tune with local issues, and how they can contribute to creating ‘great places’.
Authors: Claire Mansfield, Nancy Towers and Ross PhillipsPublished by Social Enterprise, May 2019This research report by Social Enterprise calls for a rethink on how public bodies use social value, and urges them to make it a central part of how local and central...
Author: Paul Hunter Published by The Smith Institute, March 2019 This report follows on from previous research by Paul Hunter, the Institute's director, on poverty in outer London and on housing and low pay in the capital. What makes this report distinctive is its...
With support from the National Housing Federation, the Commission visited towns and cities across the North and Midlands, meeting housing associations, stakeholders and local residents. Using the learning from this process, the Commission has made ten recommendations.
Authors: Deborah Quilgars, Alison Dyke, Alison Wallace and Sarah WestPublished by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, February 2019This report presents the results of a six-year evaluation of Derwenthorpe, an urban extension of about 500 homes in York, developed by the...
Last week, I attended an interesting event to showcase the Community Impact Partnership, a £3m social investment fund run by Clarion, Peabody L&Q and Orbit. The programme provides an alternative option to traditional models of funding by offering a blend of grants and loan of between £25,000 and £150,000 to community businesses, social enterprises and charities.
James works at Saltworkz, a community café in Haywards Heath, and has been involved with youth work there since 2015.
In collaboration with Bates Wells Braithwaite, Hyde has calculated the monetary value of their social tenancies. The report also the added benefit to the economy and maintenance as well as cost to taxpayers. It explores the value of social tenancy against relying on family/friends and less stable conditions.
This report gives five policy and practice recommendations, the combination of which will go some way to avoiding a bleak future if current challenges are not addressed.
The Centre for Excellence in Community Investment is an initiative from HACT, UK housing’s ideas and innovation agency.
If you need help in developing a community investment strategy, measuring your social value or demonstrating the business case for community investment, please contact us.
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