In partnership with The Good Exchange, Sovereign, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, has set up a £60,000 Community Asset Fund to support community investment across the south of England.
Grants will be awarded to support a wide variety of projects, from community events to upgrading community centres. The grants can be put towards salary or core funding applications and for equipment to serve community facilities, such as laptops. Larger grants will be awarded for projects such as capital refurbishment, extensions of community facilities or revenue towards staffing, etc. Community events such carnivals will also be considered.
Small grants of up to £500 are available without fund matching. Larger grants will require 50% fund matching. There will be two grant rounds, each of £30,000. The first is open until September 30, 2019 and the second will close at the end of January 2020.