Riverside Community Chest

Community Chest Fund phase two launches in Runcorn with pledge to support crisis

Last year, as part of our commitment to invest £20m in the Halton Lea area of Runcorn over the next 10 years, we launched the Community Chest.

A £50,000 funding pot, voluntary organisations and charity groups were invited to apply for a share to help enrich lives and help build stronger communities in the area around Hallwood Park and Palace Fields.

And it made a huge difference, with a fantastic set of bids coming forward, enabling a range of life-enhancing community-building activities and initiatives.

Now, for 2020, we’re launching phase two, making another £50,000 available, and we’re doing so with a pledge to support bids which could ease the coronavirus crisis.

We are exceptionally keen for the fund to support projects and initiatives to tackle any emerging challenges this is creating and support the most vulnerable and isolated residents of the area at this worrying time

Voluntary sector organisations, registered charities, schools and residents are encouraged to submit bids to the fund, demonstrating how their proposals could help to:

  • Reduce loneliness and social isolation in particular for older and vulnerable people
  • Creatively fostering community spirit to enhance wellbeing
  • Assist in the reduction of household poverty
  • Create innovative learning for all age groups

Bidding has now closed. If you’ve submitted a bid, we’ll be in touch soon.

To follow with our work in Halton Lea, join our Facebook group now at www.facebook.com/groups/haltonlea

Success story
Check out this amazing story from Community Chest 2019 about Jackie Smith, whose life turned around after attending a Community Chest-funded course run by Sew Halton.