What is a Community Chest Fund?

We have a budget set aside each financial year for community based projects in areas where we have housing stock.

You can apply for funding up to a maximum of £750 by simply completing an application form.

Examples of eligible projects include: Educational workshops, setting up a residents group, leaflet drops, training and/or diversionary activities. 

Your project should fall under at least one of the following categories:

  • Safer - such as extra security lighting
  • Greener - such as planting of shrubs/plants
  • Cleaner - such as litter bins/removal of graffiti
  • United - such as projects that encourage better relations between neighbours

 We will not fund:

  • Activities promoting a particular religious or political belief.
  • Any project that is the responsibility of a statutory body.
  • Any projects that do not have a strong and relevant connection to STAR Housing communities or its customers.
  • Any profit making projects.
  • Any projects that are already complete.
  • We will not make a contribution of any more than £750 per application.

Who can apply?

Anyone from a community group, or an individual who lives within the Shropshire Council boundary.

To download our application form click here 


What is the deadline for application forms?

Community Chest Applications deadlines


31st January 2019

February meeting

31st March 2019

April meeting

31st May 2019

June meeting

31st July 2019

August meeting

30th September 2019

October meeting

30th November 2019

December meeting

How will I know if I have been successful in obtaining a Community Chest fund?

Once we receive your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement letting you know on what date the application will be considered by the Area Panel at their bi-monthly meeting.

Following the meeting we will contact you again to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.

What happens if the application is successful?

We will send you the money via a BACS payment or upon submission of an invoice.

You will then need to complete an end of grant report no later than 12 months after the money has been awarded.

Who do I contact if I need help completing the application?

Contact us and we will talk you through it

Trefonen Playing Fields Association has been granted £750 Community Chest Funding to build a new shed for its maintenance equipment.


Osbless Community Support Team have been granted £500 of Community Chest Funding to aid the team’s volunteers in their continued efforts to maintain areas of east Oswestry.


West Felton Youth Club £700 awarded Community Chest Funding.
The money will be used to pay for the use of the village hall as a venue for their activities.


The Bridge Youth Centre has been granted £750 to help young people in Bridgnorth. The youth centre has been an active group in Bridgnorth for 24 years, helping young people become secure and successful.


Broseley Life Skills

19 Nov 2018

Broseley Life Skills group are celebrating after being awarded £750 to build a gate and fencing around a sensory garden and social space adjoined to their unit.


Broseley Joggers

19 Nov 2018

Broseley Joggers Couch to 5k programme has been granted £550 of Community Chest Fund to get even more people off their couch and pounding the streets.