Community Chest Fund

Golding 150th grant Yalding Laddingford FCAre you looking for financial help to deliver an event or project that will benefit your local community? Then we might be able to help.  We offer small grants of up to £1,000 for community organisations to run activities and deliver projects that will benefit their local community. Some examples of the types of projects we may fund include: 

  • Equipment for clubs or community groups
  • Projects to engage young people
  • Sports and leisure activities for communities
  • Skills training
  • Start up support for new groups
  • Local groups or businesses that give back to the community

Decisions to fund applications are made four times a year and the deadline for applications is the first day of every third month (1 Jan, 1 Apr, 1 Jul, 1 Oct).  Applications for funding are considered by a panel of Golding Homes’ tenants. For more details please read our leaflet

We have recently reviewed our criteria and if your project is able to demonstrate it is clearly for the community benefit and not the deliver of your statutory responsibilities we will consider these applications based on merit.

How do I apply?

If you would like to apply to the Community Chest Fund please complete our Community Chest Fund Application Form

If you would like to speak to someone about this please contact our Community Development Team.

I would just to like to offer my heartfelt thanks for the Community Chest Grant of £750 to KnEx Kidz club held at St. Martins Church Hall. We are a non profit making club for 5-12 years olds and this donation means we can offer a hot meal to the kids and also we can buy some new kit for them. Thank you Golding Homes - Robin Fassenfelt, KnEx Kidz

Who we have helped

Community Chest - Back to Netball.jpgBack to Netball

Since September 2016 89 ladies have signed up to the Back to Netball project that has been set-up and ran by Aimee Bartlett, Community Development Worker at Fusion in Park Wood.  The majority of these ladies have not played netball for decades and it has enabled them to get back in to a sport they love, gain confidence and get fit.  With a weekly attendance of 34 the £930 they were granted has been spent on bibs, balls, first aid kits, hall hire and coach fees. 

Community Chest - VCS.JPGValley Conservation Society

Using the £1,000 we granted VCS last year they were able to remove two huge trees that were in danger of blowing down and causing serious damage to the two acres of derelict scrub land they had purchased in Tovil. During the summer of 2016 the land transformed in to a beautiful meadow for the public to enjoy.  

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Marden Monday Club

Working in partnership with youth work staff, Anna Fisk, the Early Help Worker from the Children’s Centre in Marden successfully received a £1,000 grant in January 2016 to set-up a Monday Club; the only free after-school club in Marden.  Within the first term seven children had registered to attend. 

Community Chest - Dandelion Time.jpgDandelion Time

In January 2016 Dandelion Time were successfully granted £1,000 to help meet the cost of the materials needed to create an arbour and outdoor seating area for a new project area on its farm in East Farleigh, where they support children affected by emotional and behavioural issues.