Our Community fund is back- apply now!


Following the successful launch of our Community Fund in 2020, our Community Development Team have re-launched the fund to support our communities in London and Hertfordshire in 2021 and 2022. This funding will be invested in projects that make a difference to our communities and is part of our vision to build strong communities where people can thrive. It is now more important than ever to support our residents and communities to recover from the ongoing impact of COVID-19.

*NEW* We have introduced a new Origin resident fast track application form for projects £500 or less. Instead of applications waiting until the end of the round, the team will look to vote on applications during our monthly team meetings.

Who can apply?
Origin Housing resident groups, local voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises and any not-for-profit organisations. Individual residents can also apply if they provide evidence that other residents will be involved and that the project is inclusive.

What will we fund?
We award grants of up to £2,000 for projects that address a need in the local community and benefit our residents.We are particularly keen to receive applications that support our Together strategy priorities to invest in communities or projects that tackle the impact of COVID-19. These priorities are:
  • Supporting families - food projects, activities, community events.

  • Activities for young people - training and personal development, sports, arts, and events.

  • Activities for older people – wellbeing, activities to tackle loneliness.

  • Financial management – advice and skills.

  • Digital inclusion- improving access, training or equipment solutions.

  • Employment and training – developing skills, local enterprises and start-ups.

  • Celebrating diversity within our communities by supporting projects and people who have great ideas for bringing the community together and promotes race and equality.

  • Gardening or environmental projects for e.g. activities that tackle climate change.


You can apply during the application windows below. Your application will be assessed by members of our resident panel Spotlight and Origin staff.  

  • 21 May – 30 June (decision in July 2021)

  • 5  July – 13 August (decision in September 2021) 

  • 23 August – 1  October  (decision in November 2021) 

To find out more and to apply here:


If you have any questions or want to discuss your idea with us, email. community.development@originhousing.org.uk or call 0300 323 0325 ask for Community Development Team.