Apply for Funding for a Project in Your Area

FER LogoDid you know that the Federation of Estuary Residents manage a funding budget of £5,000 every year and use this to support communities?

The Estate Improvement Budget (EIB) of £5000 is controlled by the Federation of Estuary Residents (FER). It is intended to give residents the chance to introduce small improvements to their communal areas. The fund is available for all residents to apply for and the FER meet 6 times a year to approve applications.

How does it work?

Resident Associations, resident groups and residents working with staff can apply for funding for projects such as bike shelters, planters and new benches. Applications are then presented to the Federation of Estuary Residents at their bi-monthly meetings. The Customer and Community Engagement Team (CCET) will support you throughout your application and help you to make it successful.

When making your application, it is important to let us know what the impact of your project will be to the local community. You need to demonstrate that the majority of residents in your area are in support of the scheme and have been consulted. The CCET can support you in this by hosting meetings, sending out consultations, or arranging door knocking to gather support.

What projects can be funded?

Essentially, anything that doesn’t come under our responsibility as a landlord can be funded. Previous projects have included:

  • New plants for a community garden
  • Pool tables for a youth club
  • Parking bollards
  • Bike shelters
  • Solar lights in car parks.

There are a number of projects the EIB cannot fund. If you have any questions please contact the CCET.

  • Works that are our responsibility i.e. repairs door entry systems, external redecorations, internal decorations, replacing communal carpets.
  • Anything that will require ongoing servicing i.e. cctv and automatic gates
  • Anything that will have an impact on the service charge due to maintenance
  • Repairs to projects already funded by the EIB

To apply

Please contact the Customer and Community Engagement Team to discuss your project, or complete the form below and email to

Printable form: Estate Improvement Budget updated application.docx [docx] 28KB

Estate Improvement Budget 2018

Note: Questions marked by * are mandatory

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