Sovereign Housing
.

Crowd around – new fund available Sovereign Pay it Forward

Date: 22 April 2020

A new fund from Sovereign Housing Association will enable local businesses, community projects, social enterprises, creatives and self-employed people across the south of England and the Isle of Wight to raise money for COVID-19-connected community activities, by pitching for a share of a £50,000.

Groups involved in projects like delivering food to the most vulnerable, offering hardship support, or providing digital services to support wellbeing are encouraged to apply for the funding, which is being made available on Crowdfunder via the ‘Sovereign Pay it Forward Fund’.

But the Pay it Forward cash is also available to those planning relaunch events or post-Covid-19 celebrations, such as a pubs or cafes reopening with a party, special events to relaunch businesses such as hairdressers or beauticians, and activities such as street parties after Covid-19.

With small businesses and community groups facing worrying times during Covid-19, the organisation wants to keep community spirit alive by helping local ventures and businesses stay resilient – and hopeful for the future.

The fund is live online – and open to anyone based within a three-mile radius of a Sovereign communityin Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Bristol and the Isle of Wight.

Michelle Smith, Head of Communities for Sovereign, said: “We chose to partner with Crowdfunder because it’s an alternative way of raising money. Communities and individuals who have a great idea can tap into their networks of friends, family and colleagues to really get their projects going at a grassroots level.

“Groups just have to raise 25% of the funding, gaining ten donations. Then we’ll match that money, up to £5,000. Working in this way with Crowdfunder fits our asset based community development (ABCD) model, where communitiesare encouraged to help each other to thrive.”

For more information on the crowdfunding scheme and eligibility criteria visit: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/funds/sovereign-pay-it-forward

 

Crowd around – new fund available from Sovereign Housing Association

Getting in touch

If you’ve got a question, our press office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us on 01635 572222 or email press.office@sovereign.org.uk

Meet the team

More press releases

.
  • Wheely great gifts for key workers improve wellbeing Wheely great gifts for key workers improve wellbeingSovereign Housing Association donated £5,000 to a crowdfunder scheme this week supporting key workers who need a bicycle to get to work.
  • Heather Bowman_Chief Operating Officer 100x100 Sovereign COO retires after 30 year career in housingSovereign Housing Association's Chief Operating Officer Heather Bowman is to retire later this year after a career in housing spanning more than three decades.
  • Community Matters Communities Matter to SovereignSovereign Housing Association has provided £3,000 funding to Community Matters a national charity providing support for voluntary organisations who manage community centres to update and republish a guide that will support those trying to run their groups remotely.
  • Press Release Keyworker turns isolation into community sing-alongWhen nurse Angela Collis was forced to self-isolate away from the hospital where she works, it didn't stop her caring for her community.
  • Press Release Sector-standard approach for ESG reportingSovereign Housing Association has teamed up with housing association Peabody, The Good Economy and Centrus to lend knowledge and experience to a White Paper on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting.
  • Fire 100x100 A new place to call homeJust three days after a devastating fire destroyed their property a family of five have found a new place to live after their housing association turned an empty house into a furnished family home.
Page: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [+11]
[ Next » ]