Community investment pledge by housing association

By Barrie Hudson - 22 September 2021

  • Sovereign offers funds for a variety of community activities

    Sovereign offers funds for a variety of community activities

Housing association Sovereign is continuing its work with crowdfunding platform Crowdfunder.

The organisation, whose properties include many in the Swindon area, says the move is part of its ongoing investment in communities.

Community projects and charities based within three miles of Sovereign homes in the South and South West can apply for a share of £80,500 to boost the fundraising they’ve already done.

Applications are open until 1 March, 2022, and  Sovereign is particularly interested in projects which focus on inclusion, equality and diversity, health, wellbeing, education, social inclusion, sustainable communities, community cohesion and the environment.

Kate Sheppard, Community Development Officer at Sovereign, said: “Last year, we gave over £100,000 to community projects fundraising through Crowdfunder.

“It’s a fantastic platform, as it allows people to support projects that really mean something to them.

“We’ll match up to £10,000 and are committed to empowering our communities.”

Dawn Bebe, Co-founder and Director of Crowdfunder, said: “This is a truly collaborative and innovative partnership. We have seen dozens of great ideas become a reality thanks to Crowdfund Sovereign.

“We are really pleased to continue our relationship, welcome the additional community investment and very much look forward to working with more people to make real change in their communities." 

More information about funding criteria and how to apply can be found at Sovereign’s Crowdfunder -

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