Financial, practical and training resources are available to help support individuals or groups who want to have their say on services and improve their communities.
Both a Start Up Grant and a Community Grant are available for local residents' groups to help them raise funds. Details for both grants can be found on this page under popular documents.
Start Up Grant:
A Start Up Grant of up to a maximum of £450 is available for newly established eligible groups. An application form for this Grant and eligibility criteria can be found in 'How to set up a residents' association' on this page in popular documents.
Up to £250 cash is up for grabs for local community groups to fund neighbourhood activities across Dartford.
Funding can be used for training, improvements to land and buildings, purchase equipment and organise trips or events to help bring families and communities together.
The Community Grant has been set up to fund neighbourhood activities that will encourage residents to get involved with local initiatives - for example to fund a summer fair, a football project for under 16s or an educational visit for local group/organisation of residents.
Grants cannot be used for any religious or political activity or to fund ongoing projects and the maximum amount available for each grant is £250.
For more information see the Community Grant Information under popular documents on this page.
The Resident Involvement Officer will provide support to groups both new and established to help develop policies, apply for funding and co-ordinate meetings etc.
As part of our support and encouragement for residents to get involved we will offer various training opportunities.
Training run in previous years has included:
- Being a community leader
- Good teams and effective leaders
- Resident involvement on estates
- Writing Skills
- Newsletters and Publicity
- Personal Empowerment
- Accredited Training (Chartered Institute of Housing) - Certificate in Community Action
For further information please contact the resident involvement officer or call 01322 343682.