Eden Community Homes and Organisations (ECHO)
“Make YOUR voice heard and get answers”
ECHO is the united voice of tenants, residents and other customers of Eden Housing Association. ECHO has been constituted on the principle that residents who have an interest in the work of EHA also have the right to participate in the decision-making affecting their homes and environments. ECHO’s primary aim is to promote tenant and resident involvement.
- We influence policy and procedures and monitor performance
- We make sure tenants and residents get the information they need to make decisions
- We provide training and development opportunities
- We support affiliated Tenants & Residents Associations and community groups
ECHO membership is open to all tenants and residents living in EHA properties, and to those living close by. Others are always welcomed as guests. A full meeting of ECHO members is held six times a year, and a number of sub-groups also meet regularly. Want to find out more or maybe get involved?
Every year ECHO reserves part of their funds to give to local community groups in the form of Grants. The maximum grant is £250. Previously, grants have been given to Tenants’ and Residents’ Associations for work on their estates, community groups for work they’ve been undertaking locally, or to local groups like the CAB, or East Cumbria Family Support for services they’ve provided in the district. Youth sports teams are also considered for sponsorship.
ECHO prefers to give money to organisations that are locally based in the District. Completed grant applications are considered by members at their bi-monthly meetings, with applicants receiving funding within a few weeks of a positive decision being taken. If you are interested in applying for funding for your group, you can complete the application form which can be downloaded from the Related Documents area to the right.
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