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Community Impact Grants

Each year we ring-fence a sum of money to support specific projects and events. Linked to supporting our tenants, community projects can apply for Community Impact Grants.

GCH staff caring for the allotment at Robinswood School

The fund is aimed at supporting the work of Tenant and Resident groups, local charities, voluntary and community groups and organisations who operate in our areas to develop projects and activities that deliver outcomes to benefit GCH tenants and the communities we work in.

Our priorities for investing in the community are:

  • Developing Financial Inclusion.
  • Providing opportunities to access employment and develop relevant skills.
  • Supporting access to training and apprenticeships.
  • Promoting health and well-being.
  • Encouraging and supporting digital inclusion.
All applicants are requested to complete an application form describing their request and how it might fit with GCH’s community investment priorities. Applications should clearly demonstrate what outcome/s the project or activity would achieve and how this would create a positive impact for GCH tenants and the community. This could be in social, economic or environmental terms. Please complete the form below to apply or email mandi.holt@gch.co.uk for more information.

Nominate a project that would benefit from our Community Impact Grant

If you have any suggestions for projects or improvements in your area, please let us know by completing the form below by the deadline of 31st March 2022.

Please tell us as much as you can about the project/ activity for which you are requesting financial support. How did you come up with the idea for this project?
Please provide details of why the project is taking place and how it will benefit Gloucester City Homes tenants and the wider community.
For instance have you consulted the local community about the project? What was the result?
Please break this down as much as possible for us.
NB. GCH may not be able to meet this date dependent on the availability of funds / date of the next meeting to assess applications.

GCH (Gloucester City Homes) are an independent registered social housing provider based in the centre of Gloucester and covering sites all over Gloucestershire.

We currently own and manage rented homes, sheltered housing properties, leasehold properties, shared ownership properties, commercial units and homeless units.

We became an independent Housing Association in March 2015 following overwhelming tenant support of 89% for a stock transfer from Gloucester City Council. GCH was originally set up as an Arm’s Length Management Organisation in 2005 to deliver the Government’s decent homes standard.

All GCH homes now meet the Government’s decent homes standard and there is a 30 year financial business plan to deliver around £250 million worth of investment in our existing and new homes.

Highly valued and trusted by our tenants and residents, we are recognised as one of the best housing providers in the country through independent accreditation including being ranked the 40th best company Sunday Times Top 100 non-profit making organisation, the Equalities Standard and the British Standards Institute ISO 9001:2015 recognition for quality management processes.

Our Board, Management and Tenant Panel look forward to continuing to achieve better outcomes for our customers, improving your homes and making your communities better places to live. We are committed to providing valued housing services to all our customers.

Abbeydale, Barton, Cathedral, Chequers, Coney Hill, Elmbridge, Holmleigh, Hucclecote, Kingsholm, Linden, Longlevens, Matson, Podsmead, Quedgeley, Robinswood, Severn, The Lampreys, The Oval, Tredworth, Tuffley, Westgate and White City.

Our mission is to provide a safe, decent home for everyone and deliver services that meet our tenant’s needs and expectations.

Our Vision is to build homes and communities where people can thrive.

Our values are:
Pride: Taking pride in everything that we do – Having a positive mindset and can-do attitude. Doing what we say we will do. Taking ownership and responsibility.
Quality: Continually improving by challenging, listening and learning – Using every opportunity to learn to improve. Working together to get things done. Taking the time to understand others
Integrity: Being fair, inclusive, objective and accountable – Embracing diversity and valuing difference. Trusting each other to do the right thing. Speaking up if its not right.
Innovation: Creating opportunities to change and grow- -Looking for solutions and being productive. Not being afraid to fail and being open to new ideas. Using our own skills and experience to make a difference.