Young people invited to apply for Cheltenham Borough Homes' bursary

Published on 3rd March 2011

To encourage younger tenants into further education and training Cheltenham Borough Homes (CBH) has set up a bursary scheme to help towards the cost of studying.

Established in memory of former CBH Board members; Linda Philips, Peter Bolan and Betty Wilden, who were all involved in education, three bursaries of £1000 will be awarded each year.

The CBH Bursary Scheme is open to tenants, or children of tenants, aged 16-25 years old. Interested applicants will need to fill in a simple application form and tell CBH , in no more then 200 words, how their education and training will benefit them and others.

Caroline Walker, Head of Community Services at CBH said: "Creating sustainable communities in the neighbourhoods we manage is vital to our future success and we hope that by launching our new bursary scheme we will help younger people reach their full potential and give something back to the community."

Deadline for applications is 31 March 2011 . Application forms are available online at www.cheltborohomes.org or from CBH area offices at Coronation Square and Oakley Resource Centre.

For more information or a hard copy of the form call 01242 775312 or email heather.roberts@cheltborohomes.org

Download CBH Bursary application form

Download CBH Bursary Scheme guide

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Notes for editors

Cheltenham Borough Homes:

  • CBH is one of the top rated ALMOs in the country, assessed as providing 'excellent services with excellent prospects for the future' by the Audit Commission.  
  • Currently CBH manage and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties with an overall satisfaction level of 85%, placing them in the top ten ALMOs nationally. 
  • The organisation's approach to community development and participation; governance and equality and diversity has been recognised as good practice nationally. A new ten year management agreement, which will run until 31st March 2020 , was recently finalised.
  • CBH continue to develop excellent services by working closely with customers.  It will include building new homes and continuing to regenerate communities whilst tackling issues of worklessness and addressing social enterprise.

For further information visit: www.cheltborohomes.org

Press contact: Catherine Best e: catherine.best@cheltborohomes.org t: 01242 775317