What is the Community Chest?

The Tenants’ Forum Community Chest is a £5,000 fund that Teign Housing sets aside for local community projects.  From 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2025 we will be granting Community Chest awards, up to a maximum of £500 (no minimum amount).

Awards will be made to projects or events that will help improve the lives of Teign Housing tenants and the surrounding community in which they live.

Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate how the proposed project or event will benefit the community, and that there has been consultation with local residents.  A panel of Teign Housing residents from the Tenants’ Forum will consider the applications and make decisions about awards.

All successful applicants are asked, as a condition of receiving a Community Chest Award, to submit full details for the money spent, and completed feedback form outlining the success of the project.

How to make an application

Complete the application form linked below and send it to Matthew Rushton, Resident Involvement Manager, Teign Housing, Millwood House, Collett Way, Newton Abbot, TQ12 4PH, or email matthew.rushton@teignhousing.co.uk


Community Chest Application Form 2024-25


If you need any help completing the form or want to talk about your project to see if it would be suitable, please contact Matthew Rushton, Resident Involvement Manager at Teign Housing, 01626 322825 or email matthew.rushton@teignhousing.co.uk


Please allow up to three weeks for applications to be considered.