Grants and funding

Great ideas often cost money, and we want to help you to make them happen. So, if you need a bit of funding to start up a community project, or to keep your existing group going, we can offer a helping hand through our community grants.

This short video shows the difference these grants made last year to some of the local groups and charities we work with.



Live in a community with Sovereign residents?

We also fund projects where our residents live - because the more that’s going on the better life will be for everyone - we all love a happy neighbourhood. To make this happen we’ve teamed up with two different funders, where community groups and charities can apply for funding of up to £10k. Here’s a bit more about them: 


Got a great idea? Well, if the community agrees they’ll help you and we’ll match it. What better way to get everyone on board and raise money from the crowd?

There are obviously some criteria, but if your project fits the bill you could get an extra cash injection of up to 50% of your project target (maximum pledge of £10k).

You can read all about it and apply on our dedicated page on the Crowdfunder website.

If you need a bit more information email Katherine or give her a call on 07775547728.

The Good Exchange

Are you looking for funding? Do you have a community project in one of the following areas:

  • West Berkshire
  • Reading
  • Wokingham
  • Basingstoke and Deane
  • Andover
  • Marlborough
  • Tidworth
  • Didcot
  • Wantage
  • Grove
  • Abingdon
  • Faringdon

Then The Good Exchange is the place to go. Rather than having to apply to lots of different places, they’ve got lots of different funders under one roof.

We have grants available through The Good Exchange, and can award up to £10k per project. Applications are open until 31 July 2022 – apply now.

We’re looking for projects that create Inclusive Communities, focusing on the topics below:

  • Health and well-being: co-created projects that improve health, quality of life and reduce health inequalities.
  • Education: reduce inequalities; provide opportunities for education for life increasing skills and creativity.
  • Social inclusion: intergenerational work, improve economic wellbeing.
  • Co-creation and building partnerships: Resident led projects that bring together service providers and residents.
  • Sustainable communities: Promoting a sense of community through projects that are well connected, well served and inclusive.
  • Community cohesion: Projects that enable communities to grow in harmony, increase the sense of connection and safety to the area they live in.
  • Environmental: support environmental sustainability or address climate change and involves local residents, improve outdoor spaces.
  • Community spaces: improve community spaces and buildings to create better connections with the communities they serve increase engagement from local people.

For more information, please visit our dedicated page on The Good Exchange website.

If you have any questions, please email our Community Development Officer Rachel Peters or give her a call on 07775111646.