About the Springboard fund
On top of the £12 million a year that we're already investing in our homes with new kitchens, bathrooms and general maintenance, the Springboard fund is all about people and projects that will realise potential, create employment opportunities and positively contribute to our neighborhoods.
Our Springboard fund is perfect for supporting larger community projects, often awarding grants to local charities and community organisations to deliver projects that make a lasting positive impact. This funding can help organisations bring to life new projects or support the development of established projects which are at the heart of our communities. Partnership is one of our core values and we believe that lasting positive change is only achieved when we work together to help communities to realise their potential.
The average grant awarded from Springboard to successful applicants since it launched in 2018 is £7,000. Funding has supported bereavement support charity Cruse Bereavement, essential repairs to Hazelmere Community Centre and specialist domestic abuse training for Wycombe Women’s Aid. What could a grant from our Springboard fund make possible for your community?
We know that your time is precious and that time spent writing bids is time away from supporting your community, and this is why we're keen to provide as much help and guidance as possible with the application process. Please contact the team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear more about your project!
The panel reviews applications four times per year and applications are reviewed by a panel comprising of Red Kite tenants and staff members. Please submit your application by:
- Friday 23rd October to be considered in the October judging panel OR,
- Friday 4th December to be considered in the December judging panel.
The Springboard application process
Once the application round closes, we then:
- Review applications internally
- Circulate to our e-panel, made up of Red Kite residents
- Hold a formal panel meeting
- Get in touch once the decision has been made.
Read the Springboard application criteria before applying.
Found out more about the Springboard grant conditions.