Sovereign House and The Good Exchange launch new grants programme

Not-for-profit online matching platform The Good Exchange has partnered with housing association Sovereign to launch a £60,000 fund for community investment across the south of England.

Communities and charities in the following areas and located within a 3 mile radius of where Sovereign Housing has homes can apply for grants from the organisation’s Community Assets Fund via The Good Exchange platform. The areas are:

o Devon.
o Dorset.
o Gloucestershire.
o Wiltshire.
o Berkshire
o Hampshire.
o Isle of Wight, and 
o Oxfordshire.

A map showing the areas in which Sovereign Housing has homes can be found at this LINK (scroll down to the ‘Where we have homes’ section).

Grants will be awarded to support a variety of projects, from community events to upgrading community centres.

Additionally, because The Good Exchange platform automatically matches those seeking funding with charitable trusts, corporate givers, fundraisers and public who want to give to those causes, those applying for funds from Sovereign could also be paired with other charitable givers.

Heather Bowman, Sovereign’s Chief Operating Officer, said:

We’ve committed to increasing our funding for communities to £3m a year, because we know that when the drive and passion of a community is harnessed, nothing can stop people from achieving their goals.”

To start an application for a charitable grant through the platform visit The Good Exchange website.

Further information about the Community Assets Fund can also be found on the Sovereign Housing Association website.



Source: UK Fundraising.