If you want to do something to help local people connect with each other or boost community spirit then a Beautiful South Fund grant can help bring your project to life.

Grants of up to £2,500 can be awarded to individuals, groups or organisations to run activities or events that promote good neighbourliness or support Southway’s communities to get through the rise in the cost of living.

Grants are awarded by the Beautiful South Fund Panel of Southway tenants, supported by Southway staff.

Here are two of the great ways the Fund has supported communities:  

  • Southway Swap Shop: Community Champion Carol Haney had the idea for a Swap Shop where people could swap toys and games to help them to spend less at Christmas. The successful event was held at Westcroft Community Centre in November 2023.
  • Cost of Living: Barlow Moor Community Association Cost of Living Partnership organised a programme of support for Chorlton Park residents during the winter of 2023-24.

So if you want to organise something special for your neighbourhood then apply online at www.southwayhousing.co.uk/beautiful-south.

The dates of the panel meetings and deadline for which you need to apply are below:

Application deadline Panel meeting
13 May 20 May
1 July 8 July

To find out more or get some help with your application email Roz Hampson r.hampson@southwayhousing.co.uk or Maureen Ward m.ward@southwayhousing.co.uk.