Helping our communities flourish

We’re committed to improving the wellbeing and quality of life of our customers and to developing thriving and resilient communities. One of the ways we do this is through our grants programme, delivering investment directly into the heart of our communities.  


Pictogram displaying the following stats: 55,646 people supported through our grants programme. 110 projects supported in total. 81 projects funded with Crowdfunder grants. £498,000 grants awarded.


Our grants programme aims to support not-for-profit groups and organisations who work with SNG customers in our communities, and share our priority themes of: 

  • Social inclusion and isolation 
  • Environment and place 
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Ageing well 
  • Youth 
  • Employment support  
  • Financial and digital inclusion 

Our impact

"Sovereign have been amazing; they were the first people to provide funding so we could start the groups. They have been brilliant throughout the whole process, they’ve always believed in us, even though we are a small, new charity, they have believed in our ethos and always been really supportive.’’ Tori Rist, Founder of Koala Community Club, Andover.

The video below shows how the Sovereign #iwill Fund 1.0 has made a difference to one community project in Andover. 


Download a copy of the Koala Community Hub video transcript [pdf, 66KB] Opens in new window

Grants open for application now

You’ll find information about our open grant programmes below. If you have any questions, please email grants@sovereign.org.uk.

SNG Commercial Support Fund

Do you run a charity shop that’s in need of a facelift? Or a community cafe whose tables could do with a refresh? If you trade for social good and have a shop front premises, we might be able to help.

Find out more

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) community microgrants

We're delighted to announce the launch of our first EDI microgrants programme, which aims to bring people and partners together with diverse experiences, identities, perspectives and backgrounds.

Find out more

Black History Month (BHM) 365 Fund

Through our Black History Month (BHM) 365 fund, we're supporting projects in our communities that celebrate black history. 

Find out more

Crowdfunder

Up to £10k funding is available for not-for-profit groups and organisations that can clearly demonstrate how their services and projects help deliver cohesive, sustainable, resilient communities. 

Find out eligibility and how to apply

Match My Project

Our social value platform Match my Project (MMP) brings community groups and our suppliers together. Groups can register on MMP with what support they need and suppliers can offer their help. 

Find out more about Match My Project