bpha is about more than just housing. We deliver and support a diverse range of services including sports and learning activities for both young and older residents; and computer clubs to introduce technology to the over 50s. These initiatives enhance our residents’ quality of life and benefit the wider community.

Our charitable status enables us to seek external funding for community activities that support our aims. Over the last eight years, we have been awarded around £3.5 million in non-traditional grants.

Funders and partnership working

Our Community Development Team actively encourages residents to form community groups and provides fundraising support and advice to assist groups with developing their own community projects.

We welcome partnerships with appropriate organisations who will help us to improve our residents’ quality of life. Working in partnership provides a greater range of skills and opportunities for residents. By applying for external funding bpha can do more for and with the communities it serves.

Cash in your Community

Do you have an idea or project that will benefit your community but need help funding it?

Cash for your Community is an initiative funded by bpha to support community focused projects. You can apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

The only criteria for Cash for your Community applications is that you:

  • Are a bpha customer and/or a community group operating in an area where bpha have properties
  • Can show that the wider community supports your proposal
  • Can show that the project will benefit your community

If you have any ideas for a project, please get in touch with your Housing or Community Development Officer on 0330 100 0272 or email info@bpha.org.uk.

Funders

bpha funds a number of community projects itself, such as Fit@Sixty, Silver Surfers, and Line Dancing for elderly residents.

In addition bpha would like to thank the following funders for their support:

National Lottery Advice Services Transitions Fund – Financial advice and support
Panacea Society – Bankruptcy support
• Cauldwell and Kingsbrook in Bloom – Gardening support
• Tesco Riverfield Drive, Bedford – Christmas Hamper support
• Tesco, Eynesbury – Loves Farm children’s Christmas Party support
Councillor’s Ward Funds – Community Gardens and Neighbourhood Improvement
Waitrose – Community Gardens
Big Local Lottery Funding – Community Gardens
Bedford Borough – Dementia Support