Part of our community

Blakeney swing

Two Rivers Housing is much more than just a housing provider – we aim to build great homes and support communities – and we are proud to have supported many worthwhile local projects over the years.

Events are held all year round, whether it’s offering summer sports or cinema treats exclusively for our tenants, staff raising money for charity through monthly dress-down days, or donating food and clothes to homeless people.

We have also been involved with some very exciting projects on a much larger scale. The ideas come from the people who live in our communities and we see this as an important part of building supportive neighbourhoods, so we’re delighted to help where we can.

These are just some of the projects we have supported over the last few years.

Blakeney

A nature trail and pathway around the recreation ground in the centre of the village has created an important focal point for people of all ages and fitness levels to come together to stretch their legs, enjoy nature and take part in local events.

Profits from the community-run Otter Holt Café go towards maintaining the nature trail and improving local amenities. Its first purchase from the proceeds was a swing for families and disabled residents to enjoy.

Berry Hill

A tired and out-dated play area in the centre of the estate was transformed into an exciting space for children of all ages, thanks to its thriving community spirit. A variety of fundraising events were held to supplement the grant we made.

Cinderford

Forest Fighting Fit offers coaching in boxing, boxercise and general fitness under the expert guidance of a former boxer. Not only will this make the local young people stronger and more agile, but it will help to channel their energy positively and reduce anti-social behaviour in the area. We worked with five organisations – including two other housing associations – to win the funds for this project and support the launch.

Coleford

An abandoned area on the edge of Tufthorn Avenue estate is now a fabulous community garden where local people can grow fruit, vegetables and flowers. The project also saw the creation of an all-weather play area for younger members of the community to work off their excess energy and bring the neighbourhood together.

Lydney

The dry land experience of Forest of Dean Sea Cadets was enhanced after we helped them to win funding to buy beds for their weekend centre. We also grant-funded mountain bikes to encourage them to get out into the Forest and enjoy the exercise, and all the sights, sounds and smells it has to offer.

If you have an idea for a project in your area and would like our support, please contact our Community Engagement team.