Community Investment

It has become abundantly clear from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its longer-term impact, that communities must be at the heart of recovery and with the upsurge in community spirit we work to harness this.

Our Community Connectors use their skills and experience to inspire, and work with you to find creative solutions and bring about positive action.

  • We listen to you
  • We make things happen
  • We work in partnership
  • We use our funding

Our vision of a strong community is:

  • A sustainable community
  • Somewhere you love to live 
  • Where there are opportunities for you to thrive 
  • Where we work in partnership 

Our priorities

Happy and healthy communities

  • Physical and mental health
  • Social opportunities and contact
  • Community pride
  • Access to information and services
  • Life skills, learning and volunteering 
  • Sustainable and affordable access to food 

Safe communities

  • Communication 
  • Learning about others
  • Resolving problems
  • Sense of belonging
  • Use of shared spaces
  • Partnership working


  • Access to green and outdoor spaces
  • Growing and wildlife projects
  • Other green initiatives
  • Play areas
  • Waste and recycling


  • Working with the whole community
  • Recognising and celebrating difference
  • Building confidence and resilience
  • Ensuring everyone has the opportunity to be involved 
  • Financial and digital inclusion

Meet our Community Connectors

Our Community Investment offer is delivered by our team of Community Connectors who work with our communities.

Meet the team

Contact our team

If you have ideas for your community, you can contact our Community Investment team using our online form.

Contact us

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