The Good Exchange has recently partnered with Sovereign, one of the largest housing associations in the UK, to launch a new fund awarding £60,000 in match funding grants for community projects.
Communities and charities in the south of England (Hampshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Devon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight) can apply for grants from the organisation’s Community Asset Fund via The Good Exchange’s charity-owned, not-for-profit, on-line grant matching platform. Grants will be awarded to support a wide variety of projects, from community events to upgrading community centres.
The Community Asset Fund supports community facilities (permanent and temporary such as pop ups) with capital and revenue match funding grants. Grants can be awarded towards salary or core funding applications and for equipment to serve community facilities such as laptops, repairs etc. 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.
- Applications up to £500 will be awarded as grants with no match funding required.
- Applications up to £5,000 and above will require 50% match funding.
- There will be two grant rounds available (£30,000 each) for the Community Assets Fund. The first is open until September 30, 2019 and the second will close at the end of January 2020.
- Find out more and make an application.