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Sustainability Grant

What is a Start-Up Sustainability Grant:

Residents looking to set up a Tenants & Residents Association (TRA) are financially supported during their first year.  The Start-Up Sustainability Grant is for new TRA's to get started and establish themselves.   During this time, we will facilitate meetings, training and publicity information.

Once Associations are established they are required to comply with our requirements as laid down in the Setting Up and Running a TRA booklet.  A start up grant of £250.00 is given to the TRA.

What is a Sustainability Grant:

Where an association has been running for more than a year, further financial grant funding will provided to the Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) to cover the day-to-day running.  This is based on a allowance for the number of properties covered by the TRA.  A maximum of £700.00 can be applied at any one time.  However, to find out how much funds the TRA will be granted is based on the following formula:

No of homes

Baseline funding

Finding per household

Up to 50

£150

£2.00

51 - 149

£250

£2.50

150 - 200

£300

£3.00

201+

£350

£3.50

Grant funding under both options is meant to support the TRA with their administrative cost such as:

  • Telephone call costs
  • Stamps
  • Stationary
  • Postage
  • Photocopying
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Hall hire
  • Refreshments
  • IT equipment including Internet and emailing facilities

and

  • Travel costs to meetings

We will also provide all new TRA's with a basic stationary pack which will include headed paper, stamps, envelops, pens, pencils, lined pads. TRA executive committee members will also be provided with photo ID cards to allow them to carry out their everyday business on their local street / estate and within Ascham Homes and LBWF offices.

Funded TRA’s are required to have a treasurer who keeps a record of all income and expenditure to the TRA.  The accounts are audited by our Resident Involvement team every quarter.

Attached forms are required to apply for a Sustainability Grant (please also use the same form for Start-Up Sustainability Grant):

Sustainability Grant Application Form (the Declaration Form also needs to be completed)

and

Equal Opportunities Statement Form (to be completed by the TRA Chair)

Once completed, please send or hand deliver to:

Ascham Homes Ltd. Resident Involvement Dept. Willow House, 869 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4UH

 

Once completed, please send or hand deliver to:

Ascham Homes Ltd. Resident Involvement Dept. Willow House, 869 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4UH

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