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Brighter Community Funds


Have you got a project you would like to do?

Do you want to make a difference to your Community?


The Brighter Community Fund is a pot of money that can be used by Raven residents to make things that they want, become reality. It can be used to:

  • Improve your local community
  • Fund a service or activity which local people would enjoy. 

Projects will need to support Raven’s strategic plan ‘Building homes, Changing Lives’.

You can apply to the fund as an individual or as a community group. Your application is then reviewed by a panel of residents who make up the Brighter Community Panel. The budget is £50,000 for the year, and you can bid up to £5,000 for each project.

Use the funding application criteria to help see if your project fits, and how the application process works.


Application Deadlines 2016/17


There are 3 application deadlines throughout the year. The dates for 2016/17 are:

Application Deadline                 Decision Date

4th September 2016                    5th October 2016

2nd November 2016                    7th December 2016

29th January 2017                       22nd February 2017


Example Projects


Read more about the difference the Brighter Community Fund has already made in particular areas with an overview of all projects in 2015/2016 and some examples of top projects below...

Longfield Crescent - Improved boarding




Wansbeck House - Raised bed extended for vegetable patch


Azalea & Daffodil House - New refuse & recycling area for the blocks


How do I apply?


Raven residents, resident groups or community groups can apply for funding.

You can now make an initial application ONLINE here!

OR you can download the full application form and use our application guidance notes to help you. Please send this to or you can contact your local Neighbourhood Warden on 0300 123 3399. 


I'de like to join the Panel. What do I need to know?


The panel will meet at least three times per year and each meeting usually lasts about two hours. You’ll need to prepare for meetings by reading through the applications in advance. Support and training will be provided to enable you to carry out the role. It’s a great way to make a difference in your community and help others turn their ideas into a reality.

To find out more, call us on 0300 123 3399 or email