Wade Hall Community Association is supporting their local community with funding support from Progress Housing Group

Joan Musker Wade Hall Foodbank 2

Progress Housing Group has earmarked a proportion of their annual Community Investment Fund (CIF) grant funding to be awarded and distributed to projects that will help people in our local communities through coronavirus (Covid-19).

This is being done as part of the Group's Here to Help service launched to offer support to Progress tenants at this challenging time. So far, we've awarded over 16 applications and £7,881 in small grants that will benefit communities and individuals in the areas that we have housing stock, with more applications currently being considered.

The Wade Hall Community Association has used the Community Investment Funding they received to support the local foodbank that they have introduced at The Place Community Centre in Leyland.

Joan Musker Wade Hall Foodbank 3

Joan Musker from the association said that the funding they received has made a big difference and will ensure that the foodbank can continue to provide much-needed supplies to the local community.

Joan adds, “The coronavirus pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on older people and those with underlying health conditions in our communities. It is also bringing major challenges for local families and those living alone. This is why we are doing all we can to help and support people.

“The Wade Hall Foodbank is run by volunteers, including Julie, Ruth, Pat, and myself. We make and deliver food packs and treat packs to those in need. Deliveries are made to people who are shielding or isolating.

“If anyone in the neighbourhood needs help, they do not need a referral, we are here to help anyone in need (pick up by appointment only). You can contact us on 01772 455979, 01772 465006, or via our Facebook page (link opens in new window.) Please also contact us if you would like to donate food or toiletries.

“So far, we've donated over 50 food parcels per week locally in Leyland, but would not have been able to do this without the donations and continuous support we have received. Our foodbank is run by local people for local people. We rely on community support to ensure we can continue to stop people going hungry.

“I would like to say a big thank you to Progress Housing Group for letting us use the community centre and for all the help they continue to provide.”

Joan Musker Wade Hall Foodbank 1                 Joan Musker Wade Hall Foodbank 4

How to apply for funding from Progress Housing Group to benefit your community

Please apply to our Community Investment Fund for Emergency Community Support funding. We have made it quick and easy to apply.

Application criteria:

  • Progress Housing Group has properties in the project area
  • Customers of Progress Housing Group will have the opportunity to benefit from the project
  • The project must have a positive effect on the community in general
  • Groups should provide feedback regarding the project and the use of the funding following completion of the project
  • All projects must be in line with current government policy, guidelines, and recommendations regarding the control of the virus
  • Applications up to £500 (future applications can also be made).

Download the application form.

Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis, so that funding, if granted, can be agreed and paid in a timely manner.

Please forward your completed application form to the Progress Involvement Team by emailing community@progressgroup.org.uk or email the team if you require any
further information.

You can also request a call back through webchat or Facebook messenger about this funding.