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

Going The Mile

Going The Mile

The Mason Mile supports hard to reach communities become more physically active through the delivery of one mile structured and unstructured routes, and has recently partnered with housing associations to do so.

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A match funding opportunity

A match funding opportunity

HACT is coordinating a consortium bid from housing associations that would match fund any new grants made to local charities. The Community Match Challenge is a new initiative from the Government, consisting of £85million that will be used to match new...

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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 view from: Newydd HA

The view from: Newydd HA

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, the fourth in the series, Lisa Voyle, Senior Project Officer, Newydd Housing Association based in Cardiff, discusses how they’ve adapted their health and wellbeing programmes.

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The view from: Sovereign

The view from: Sovereign

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, the third blog in the series, Matthew Buckham, Communities Director at Sovereign, discusses their strategy to helping residents.

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The view from: Vale of Aylesbury Housing

The view from: Vale of Aylesbury Housing

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, the second in the series, Caroline Drew, Community Engagement Officer, Vale of Aylesbury Housing, discusses their priorities.

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The view from: whg

The view from: whg

Our blog series, The view from, explores how housing associations have been responding to the Covid-19 crisis. In this blog, the first in the series, Julie Haywood, Director of Community Investment at whg, discusses their priorities.

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Clarion: Connecting through crisis

Clarion: Connecting through crisis

We’ve been hearing from numerous housing associations about the initiatives they’ve been taking since the Covid-19 crisis began. Here is an inspiring example from Clarion Housing Group.

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GDPR briefing

GDPR briefing

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic affecting communities across the world, HACT’s Social Insight Lead in Scotland, Michael McLaughlin, discusses questions around sharing of personal details.

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Swimming to success

Swimming to success

A guest blog by Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, on the social value of sports.

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Building bridges, engaging minds

Building bridges, engaging minds

The Urban Crew project, a joint initiative between Manchester Communication Academy and Northwards Housing, is teaching children across Manchester about good citizenship, health and safety and teamwork.

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The Future of Community Investment: the story so far

The Future of Community Investment: the story so far

By Robert Sugden and Adam Chester  Since 20 November, the Centre for Excellence in Community Investment has hosted four roundtable discussions on the future of community investment – in Swansea, London, Manchester, and Glasgow. And we’re still not done! Ahead of the...

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More than a cinema

More than a cinema

A community cinema in Redcar and Cleveland funded by Beyond Housing is bringing local people together to enjoy films whilst teaching them about services offered by their housing association, as well as other local organisations.

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Let’s dance!

Let’s dance!

For young people across Lewisham Love2Dance is more than just a streetdance programme. It has built confidence, encouraged creativity, and fostered leadership skills. Love2Dance has demonstrated the power of arts initiatives in building and connecting local communities.

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