Community Chest – money still available!
Community Chest is a small grant available to anyone who lives in a Pobl property (Gwalia, Charter and Derwen). You can apply for up to £500 to put towards a community event or equipment. Some examples of what we have funded so far include contributions to community parties, gardening equipment, items for communal areas and IT equipment.
It’s funded by Pobl Trust and this year we have had £11,500 to give away but there is still money left to spend this year and you have till the end of March to get your applications in!
Groups that have received funding from Community Chest said this about their events:
Portmead Puddleducks arranged a “big lunch” for the community – “We were really proud of the wonderful community spirit shown on the day – families joined in together, all gathered on picnic blankets and showed a real sense of community.”
St Nicholas Court Residents Association arranged a trip on the Gwilli railway – “The thanks received on the day made us feel proud.”
Some of Pobl’s sheltered housing complexes held a Christmas party
Gardening equipment was given for Cwrt y Glyn to start a Community garden
There is always support available from Pobl if you would like to apply, decisions on funding are made by a panel of Pobl tenants and staff can help set up an event or help to apply and fill out the form. You can apply any time and money can be received within 5 weeks of applying so why don’t you give it a go!
Application forms and contact details are available here