Six Town Housing has launched a fund for local organisations, community groups and Tenants and Residents Associations to help transform neighbourhoods and to have a positive lasting impact on Six Town Housing tenants and communities.

Download the Transformation Application Form here

Read the Transformation Fund Criteria and Guidance Notes here

All applications for this fund must meet one of the following 3 key themes:

Neighbourhoods and the Environment

Aim – To improve the look and feel of our neighbourhoods for the future.

This could involve:

  • Environmental improvement projects
  • Community safety projects
  • Projects addressing anti-social behaviour and crime
  • Recycling projects
  • Projects that reduce carbon emissions

People and Communities

Aim – To develop thriving communities that have a positive lasting impact on our tenants and our neighbourhoods.

This could involve:

  • Projects that develop or support activities for minority and socially excluded groups
  • Health and wellbeing related projects
  • Physical and mental wellbeing projects
  • Sports themed projects
  • Community cohesion projects
  • Community capacity building projects

Development, Training and Employment

Aim – To provide relevant opportunities for our tenants which will have a long-term impact and contribute to them reaching their full potential. 

This could involve:

  • Projects focusing on work ready skills and tenancy ready/management projects
  • Employment training & volunteering projects
  • Projects involving digital inclusion and technology
  • Life skills projects
  • Tenancy ready/management projects

The Transformation Fund is a pot of £50,000 made available by Six Town Housing and while there is no limit on the amount an organisation can apply for, we would encourage applications to be no more that £3,000. However, this is only a guide and more may be awarded to larger projects or projects that can evidence they can have a significant impact. Projects must be self-sustainable after the initial funding and any equipment, assets or land must be maintained by the group/organisation.

Who Can Apply?

All eligible groups or organisations must be currently operating in Bury and understand the neighbourhoods in which Six Town Housing operates. They must also have a bank account and be constituted or be a registered organisation (or work in partnership with one that is). 

Eligible groups include:

  • Constituted community groups, voluntary groups and Tenant and Resident Associations
  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Faith and cultural groups
  • Other not-for-profit organisations such as Community Interest Companies (CIC)

Ineligible groups include:

  • Individuals
  • Sole traders
  • Ltd companies 
  • Any other profit-making organisations

The applications will be decided by a grant panel consisting of Six Town Housing staff and tenant representatives, which will meet every 2 months to decide the outcome of applications. 

All applicants must work with a Six Town Housing Tenant Engagement Advisor throughout the application process and the project.

For more information, please contact the Tenant Engagement Team on 0161 686 8000 or email getinvolved@sixtownhousing.org

Application Form