The Making a Difference (MaD) Fund was created to help develop estates and the environment with projects that benefit the community.  

HiS customers, leaseholders, resident groups, voluntary groups, community groups and registered charities can all apply to for MaD funding, with a value of up to £500.

We welcome applications from organisations that have a particular project that is targeted towards the Sedgemoor area.

Applicants can only reapply for funding for new projects after 12 months.

The aims of the Making a Difference Fund are to:

Members of a community group receive a cheque

Develop Estates and the Environment

Projects that benefit the environment for example landscaping land, recycling schemes, green/ecological projects. Projects that develop estates, for example community clean ups, and projects that prevent anti-social behaviour.

Improve Life Chances

Support groups, advice networks, debt/budgeting support, life skills, healthy living and wellbeing projects, fitness, energy efficiency advice and workshops.

Create Communities

Local community projects for example play schemes, social inclusion initiatives, resources for projects, community events, projects for the elderly, volunteering opportunities, support for families in the community.

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the Making a Difference fund you will need to complete the online application form. If you would like the application in paper form, you can request one by contacting our Customer Services Team and return it to Homes in Sedgemoor, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3AR.

Before your application is considered, we may need to request the following documents:

  • Your organisation’s most recent accounts or financial information
  • A list of names and addresses of your management committee
  • A copy of your child protection policy/vulnerable

We will contact you if anything further is required.

You will also need a bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two signatories. If you don’t have a bank account, we may award your grant to another organisation who agrees to hold the grant on your behalf. In exceptional circumstances, we may agree to hold the grant for you and pay expenses on receiving an invoice or receipt.

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Apply today!

You can apply for the Making a Difference fund using the online form.