Investment Group

The Investment Group works in partnership with the Resident Involvement team to make decisions on resident-led bids for environmental improvements.

The group is passionate about bringing unused and unloved communal spaces on council housing land back into use and see that they become cherished parts of the community.

    The aims of the Investment Group are to:

    • review and consider funding applications for environmental improvements outside the scope of the responsive repairs process, fire safety, compliance or planned maintenance schemes
    • consider funding applications against an agreed set of criteria
    • provide accountability, transparency and value for money in terms of reviewing and considering funding applications
    • ensure that funding to deliver projects through the council’s approved contractors is awarded where it is most needed
    • undertake site visits to check on the quality, biodiversity and sustainability of projects.

    For more information view the investment group terms of reference.

    Projects can include but are not limited to:

    • community growing gardens
    • herb gardens
    • landscaping, re-wilding and increasing biodiversity in H&F
    • green roofs
    • tree and hedgerow planting
    • play areas
    • ball courts
    • outdoor gyms.

    The group will consider security enhancement bids, such as railings and gates, but these must be delivered in conjunction with greening and environmental improvements. For example, railings to protect a green space.

    The group cannot agree to any projects with ongoing oncosts, so only manual gates with locks and digi-locks can be considered and not electronic fob entry systems.

    Key facts

    • 6 meetings a year, usually held online using Microsoft Teams.
    • You will be asked to become a member of the group and make a commitment of at least 12 months.
    • You need to be able to spare at least 3 hours, 6 times per year.

    Interested in joining us?

    Sign up to get involved with the investment group or other resident involvement groups.

    Interested in submitting a bid to improve an area where you live?

    The Neighbourhood Improvement Project (NIP) provides funding up to £40,000 per project. All projects are delivered by the council’s approved contractors. Applications can be made at any time throughout the year and, if they meet the criteria, will be presented at the next investment group meeting.

    The Place Environmental Rejuvenation Programme (PERP) provides funding to transform public spaces on council-owned housing estates so they are greener, safer and benefit the local community.

    Project funding, for delivery by our approved contractor, can be up to £75,000. Applications to this fund can be made once a year. The next annual round of funding opens in spring 2023.

    For more information on funding options, please visit the get involved and make a bid page.

    Contact us if you have ideas for green projects in your area. We’d love to talk through your ideas.

    Get Involved Hub

    Investment Group members can view meeting minutes, presentations and group discussion chats on the Get Involved Hub - Investment forum.

    Sign up today!

    Contact us

    Contact the Resident Involvement team on 020 8753 6652 or email GetInvolved@lbhf.gov.uk