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Four women from Colchester based domestic abuse charity, Next Chapter, are stood behind an All In banner after receiving a £750 grant.

Our latest community grants are open!

26 January 2024

Local charities and groups are invited to apply for new grants to make a difference in their communities. This year, our Alliances are encouraging even more community-based organisations to apply […]

• A group of All In programme participants holding their certificates stating 'Community Entrepreneur on the first All In Community Incubator 2022-2023', smiling at the camera. Behind them is a screen with the hashtag #WeAreAllIn and the Easltight Community Homes Logo

“Transformative” impact of All In programme revealed by academics

15 December 2023

Eastlight’s All In programme, where local residents created solutions to major social issues could be scaled nationwide, Essex researchers have found.   All In gave 20 Essex residents the opportunity […]

A group of people are sat around a table. There is a man crouched down infront of the table talking to a man and woman who are sat at the table.

All In Alliances invite residents for festive nibbles at community meeting

17 November 2023

RESIDENTS in Witham, Braintree, Halstead and Colchester are invited to enjoy some festive nibbles and exchange ideas around tackling local issues at three resident meetings this winter.   The All […]

All In Alliances invite residents for free cake at community meetings

15 September 2023

Residents in Halstead & Colchester are invited to share their thoughts on community issues next week. The All In Alliances were created by Eastlight Community Homes last year for residents […]

Children playing with a carnival artist creating bubbles blowing around in the air outside Colchester's Firstsite centre.

All In Alliances to cook up community support with a free BBQ this August

02 August 2023

Residents in Braintree and Witham are invited to share their thoughts on community issues at two fun days this month. The All In Alliance groups were created by Eastlight Community […]

An audience of people holding green postcards in the air that says "I'm All In".

Community programmes land funding to continue improving lives

12 June 2023

12 months ago, Eastlight offered Essex residents a unique opportunity: the chance to get a full-time salary to dedicate a year of their lives to creating new solutions to the […]

Local community groups receive funding

09 May 2023

Our Community Alliances awarded 12 organisations and projects with £12k worth of funding! The All In Alliance groups for Braintree, Witham, Halstead and Colchester, have been working alongside local residents […]

Join your community at the All In Ideas Festival

30 March 2023

You can discover the inspiring ways local Essex residents have joined forces to make a difference in their communities at an exciting new festival. The All In Ideas Festival takes […]

James Cleverly MP with the All In Braintree and Halstead teams at Eastlight House

James Cleverly MP backs All In community teams after visit

28 March 2023

Braintree MP James Cleverly MP has voiced his support for two pioneering community projects created through housing association Eastlight Community Homes’ trailblazing community empowerment programme, All In. The Foreign Secretary […]

Suzanne Hunnable-Letch and Carolina Skoog standing outside Number 10 Downing Street wearing Grow with the Flow t-shirts to promote the All In project to help improve menstrual health support in Halstead, Essex.

Grow with the Flow visit 10 Downing Street for International Women’s Day

10 March 2023

TWO Eastlight Community Homes colleagues joined equally inspiring entrepreneurs to mark International Women’s Day following an invite from Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Suzanne Hunnable-Letch and Carolina Skoog received a highly […]