Posted on 07 November 2017
The Community Impact Awards showcase and celebrate the achievements of neighbourhood investment projects run by housing associations across the country.
Hyde Foundation has been shortlisted in the Better Neighbourhoods category, recognising the partnership with InUnity and PlayPlace to transform Propeller Crescent in Waddon, Croydon, into a place where young people and their families can thrive.
Two years ago both residents and Hyde members of staff were concerned about the high levels of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and lack of opportunities for young people in the area.
In response, Hyde Foundation worked together with local charities to secure funding and introduce an ongoing youth and family initiative at the heart of the estate.
As a result of this investment, Move It! @ Propeller was born – a programme which has built trust and community cohesion, dramatically reduced ASB and improved residents’ health and wellbeing.
The programme delivers estate-based sports, healthy eating, creative arts and community action initiatives, and has worked with more than 130 young people and parents from Propeller Crescent.
Voting is open now and closes on Friday 10 November - please vote here to support this amazing project - choose Move it! @ Propeller – The Hyde Group.