Partnerships and funding

We have a successful track record of working in partnership as an active landlord across the south of England.

Our partnership approach has been adopted and implemented in line with our Corporate Plan, and it’s our intention to continue to expand our service and increase the impact we can have in our communities.

We can do so much more in partnership than we can on our own and we want to work with others which is why we have our Partnerships and Funding team which is divided into three areas – fundraising, social impact and grants.


We bring external funding into our localities to improve the quality of life for our residents and develop thriving and resilient communities. By bringing in external funding, we’re able to deliver additional and enhanced services for our customers and expand our social impact.

We fund-raise based on the priorities of our localities and the following themes: 

  • Financial and Digital Inclusion
  • Employment and Training
  • Community Action and Engagement
  • Youth
  • Tenancy Sustainment
  • Specialist and Supported Housing
  • Mental Health Support and Wellbeing
  • Environment and Green Spaces
  • Placemaking/New Neighbourhoods 
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Social impact

We work to secure, monitor and report on social value opportunities and initiatives derived through Sovereign’s supply chain.

And it’s important we measure our impact, which is why we develop, embed and manage social impact measures across Sovereign, using a variety of methods including the Wellbeing Calculator from the Housing Association’s Charitable Trust (HACT).


We offer a number of different community grants for projects and ideas that support people and communities across our localities to thrive.

We fund lots of different activities so if you know of a customer or community organisation who needs a bit of funding to start up a community project, or to keep their existing group going please let us know. We can offer a helping hand.

Find out more information on our current grant opportunities.

Demonstrating our impact

Measuring our impact

We know that our work has a significant impact on the people that live in our communities. Find out how we measure that impact and the goals we aim to meet.

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Social value

We're maximising social value opportunities through our supply chain, and launching new initiatives to make sure that we look for commitments that really matter.

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Our commitment to ESG

We’re conscious of the need to build more genuinely affordable homes, and in doing so we’re committed to ensuring our Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is strong.

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