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Our Springboard Fund

Update: Springboard and Starting Block applications are on hold due to our resources being pulled into helping our residents during the COVID-19 crisis. We're not considering any new applications at the moment. Please check back for updates.

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, this fund is all about people and projects that will realise potential, create employment opportunities and positively contribute to our neighborhoods.

Many people need that extra bit of help to get them on the road to improving themselves, their communities, or both, and the Springboard Fund is here to help.

We want to ensure that the aspiring single parent, the family just about managing, and the entrepreneurs of this world are able to not just survive, but thrive. 

We're not currently accepting new applications.

There are four stages to the Springboard Fund application process:

Springboard application form process.

Starting Blocks

Our Starting Blocks fund exists to help those who need money quickly; throughout the year, ‘Starting Blocks’ grants (£2000 or under) are able to be quickly granted via an internal panel consisting of the Community Investment Manager and one member of our Resident Representative Team (RRT).

Examples include but are not limited to, gaining qualifications e.g. forklift drivers licence or a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing. Purchasing equipment to help with your small business, and anything else which could help realise your potential.

We're not currently accepting new applications.

There are three stages to the Starting Blocks application process:

Starting Blocks application process

If you’re a Red Kite Member, or you’re a customer and would like to become a Member, please visit our members page.

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Realising the potential in our communities


Red Kite Community Housing, Windsor Court, Kingsmead Business Park, High Wycombe, HP11 1JU

Red Kite Community Housing is the trading name of Red Kite Community Housing Limited, a charitable registered society which operates for the benefit of the community under the Cooperative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registered in England with the Financial Conduct Authority (registration number 31322R) and the Regulator of Social Housing (registration number 4682). VAT number 290 7410 06.