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The Chartered Institute of Housing is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards

Golden Jubilee projects will help poor and marginalised communities


To celebrate its Golden Jubilee year, HACT has today launched its new Golden Jubilee Projects competition.

The competition will identify “golden ideas” for projects that have the potential to improve the wellbeing and living conditions of poor and/or marginalised people in a local community. Projects in three categories will be considered: offering new opportunities to tenants and residents; building bridges between different parts of the community; and sharing power between professionals, housing organisations and communities.

12 shortlisted projects will be eligible for a grant of up to £5,000, support, expertise and promotion across the sector, and they will be showcased at the HACT Golden Jubilee Reception at the House of Lords in November.

In its 50th year HACT is embarking on a fourth phase in a life which has always focused on plugging gaps in statutory and mainstream provision. HACT has refreshed its mission and will have a new name HACT - the housing action charity.

Heather Petch, Director of HACT said “at the heart of this competition is our desire to allow local people to be involved in the projects that benefit them directly from the design to the delivery and management stage. We have always worked with the most vulnerable and those facing acute housing needs and will continue to do so, encouraging those groups to come forward with new fresh ideas on their own issues”.

Sarah Webb said “this new competition will attract talented people who have the potential to improve their lives and those of their wider community. HACT is a longstanding partner of CIH and we look forward to supporting its new relationship with housing providers”.


For a full information pack, please download it from our website or phone Catherine Callens at HACT on 020 7247 7800, or email

Ideas for the competition should be submitted by Monday 4th October 2010.

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