Community investment

The Community Investment Team provides a front facing service that enables and supports the transformation of lives of both tenants and their communities by focusing on the long term sustainability of our neighbourhoods and their ability to respond resiliently to change.

We believe in and strive to develop a community investment approach which is about more than bricks and mortar.

Our team is made up of officers - with community-focused roles in Community Development, Percent for Art, Peer Navigators and a number of externally funded Programmes & Partnerships - who are truly passionate about working with communities to bring about positive change.


What we do

The Community Investment team supports the Bolton at Home vision “to provide homes as a bedrock for strong places, and to support people and their communities to flourish and deliver homes & neighbourhoods we can all be proud of”.

We monitor and evaluate our success against the following objectives:

1: To provide a comprehensive programme of community investment activity which leads to increasing numbers of volunteers, beneficiaries and participants

2: To provide residents with navigating support and to work with a wide range of organisations to ensure that appropriate support and activities can be accessed

3: To facilitate a number of action days across our neighbourhoods each year including door knocking and direct action.

4: To obtain external funding to enable the Community Investment team to provide more activities and initiatives, and to support community groups to obtain external funding to enable them to deliver more activities within their communities

Stars of the Community Awards

Our annual Stars of the Community Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our customers. The glittering awards ceremony offers a chance to meet people, inspire others to volunteer, motivate and reward those already volunteering, and to strengthen the relationship between our staff and the communities where we work.

Funding advice and more from Bolton CVS

If you're looking for grant funding, then please visit

We work closely with Bolton CVS who support voluntary organisations in Bolton.

You can read their comprehensive information and factsheets on their website.

You can also view the full calendar of training events and workshops offered by Bolton CVS here:

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Get in touch

For more information on how we can help with funding, just contact The Community Investment Team by:

calling 01204 327992 
texting CITEAM and your message to 80800