What is community investment

Community investment is at the heart of what housing associations do - but what does this mean and how do we measure it?

Community investment is in the building and maintaining of good quality affordable homes and through the vast range of community programmes which respond to local needs and help build resilient communities.

The landscape of the state is changing and there are increasing opportunities, as well as challenges, for housing associations in developing the reach of their business. Many housing associations are examining their purpose and considering their involvement in communities beyond the provision of homes.

Defining this area of operation and measuring its impact and value is becoming more important. As housing associations increase the diversity of their business and become more autonomous, they must demonstrate the value of their work to new and existing stakeholders.

The sheer volume of community investment projects being developed and delivered by housing associations across the UK is impressive. More impressive than the numbers, is the impact they are having on neighbourhoods, communities and individuals. 

Our Community Impact Awards showcase the diverse range and achievements of neighbourhood investment projects across the country.

In November 2015 our first ever Community Impact Week will showcase and celebrate the diverse range and achievements of neighbourhood investment projects across the country