Here’s the latest news, and the latest views about community investment across the UK.

Post-Covid Recovery Funding Available for VCSE Sector

Post-Covid Recovery Funding Available for VCSE Sector

Offering repayable and flexible finance, the Recovery Loan Fund will work under the terms of the British Business Bank Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) – which supports access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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More calls, more support, more impact

More calls, more support, more impact

Between March and May 2020, social housing organisations provided almost £500,000 in financial assistance, made almost half a million welfare calls and identified just over 175,000 vulnerable residents.

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The view from: Stockport Homes

The view from: Stockport Homes

In this blog, Tanya King, Customer Engagement and Inclusion Manager at Stockport Homes, discusses their support with local food pantries, partnership working and next steps.

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The view from: Catalyst

The view from: Catalyst

Our blog series, The View From, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Rhys Evans, Community Engagement Manager at Catalyst, discusses their proposed summer programme for young people. Historically,...

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NIFHA members response

NIFHA members response

Tracey Ellis, Policy and Practice Officer at NIFHA, discusses how its members have been responding to the crisis as well as how to build on and sustain that community resilience.

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The view from: Optivo

The view from: Optivo

In this blog, William Miller, Director of Social Impact at Optivo, discusses how they’ve been responding to covid-19.

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The view from: Pobl Group

The view from: Pobl Group

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Samantha Howells and Dafydd Hellard from Pobl discuss how they’ve been responding to the crisis, particularly around funding and prescriptions.

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SFHA Members Humanitarian Response

SFHA Members Humanitarian Response

Michael McLaughlin, HACT Social Insight Lead in Scotland, the ways in which Scottish housing associations are working with community groups and services during the covid-19 crisis.

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The view from: MTVH

The view from: MTVH

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. This blog comes from from Sarah Willis, Head of Strategic Partnerships & National Delivery, MTVH, who are based in London.

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The view from: Gloucester City Homes

The view from: Gloucester City Homes

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. This blog comes from Mandi Holt, Community Investment Team Leader, Gloucester City Homes, who are based in Gloucester.

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The view from: Community Impact Partnership (CIP)

The view from: Community Impact Partnership (CIP)

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Jules Tompkins, Investment Manager at CIP, discusses how Covid-19 has rewritten the rules and the risks.

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The view from: Community Gateway

The view from: Community Gateway

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Sian Coulton, Community Engagement Manager at Community Gateway, discusses how they’ve been responding to the crisis, particularly around food distribution.

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The view from: settle

The view from: settle

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, Gavin Cansfield, Chief Executive, at settle, discusses how their social purpose has been brought into focus by the crisis.

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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.