Curo leading the Way on Community Cashback
Tenants of Curo are getting the opportunity to run their own local gardening and cleaning services through Community Cashback schemes. Writhlington Court Residents Group are the latest to sign an agreement with the housing association and benefit from a Community Cashback start-up grant.
The Writhlington Court group will be doing their own communal gardens maintenance and have received a Cashback grant of over £2,000 to buy equpment.
Curo Resident Involvement Manager John Voysey said: “Local people know their neighbourhood better than anyone, so we jumped at this opportunity to give our customers more control over their surroundings. Where residents want to take on work like gardening or cleaning, we’re really happy to help make this possible.
“Buying equipment like mowers or professional cleaning kit can put groups off, so these start-up grants of up to £3,000 really make a difference. What’s great is the scheme puts residents in control. They can choose exactly when and how often things get done, rather than having to wait for the next scheduled cleaning or grounds maintenance visit.”
NFTMO chair Nick Reynolds was impressed when he met the residents and wants to see more landlords promoting Cashback as actively as Curo. "We know that many tenants and residents groups would be interested in organising local services but we need more landlords to actively promote the programme and give their tenants the chance to access up to £3000 of start up grant."
Find out more about Community Cashback here.