The Community Improvement Fund was introduced in February 2009 to meet requests from Resident Associations for better maintenance and improvements. The fund was reviewed in 2013 and given a broader scope, increased in budget and re-launched. The budget gave our communities a say in how money was used and this proved very successful. In 2016 the fund was renamed the Community Fund and the budget increased to £80,000 per year.
Local people, tenants, community groups and staff can all suggest Community Fund projects to improve their community. This contributes towards our aim of inspiring passion in people and for our communities.
Community Fund requests must be able to demonstrate value for money and meet at least one of the following proposed criteria:
- Enhance the quality of life in areas where Maryhill Housing tenants and others live. Examples include improving the environment; promoting safe, healthy and vibrant communities; or providing support for events/activities that encourage community cohesion.
- Encourage community involvement that will positively impact on MHA residents and their families. An example is encouraging volunteering.
- Promote equality of opportunity within the areas MHA serves.
If you would like more information on the Community Fund or you have a project in mind, please contact Ann Fraser on 0141 948 1127.