Up to £10,000 match funding available for projects benefitting Sovereign communities

Crowdfunder and Sovereign Housing have come together once again to help support projects benefiting Sovereign communities. If your project fits the bill you could get an extra cash injection alongside what you raise from the crowd.

Find out more and apply below.

About this fund

Active Sovereign Thriving Communities
Sovereign Thriving Communities
Get up to £10,000

The Sovereign Thriving Communities Fund is supporting projects that benefit Sovereign communities.

You need a crowdfunding project to apply for funding. Start or continue adding your project and, if eligible, you'll be prompted to apply.


Sovereign may pledge up to 50% of your project target, up to a £10,000 maximum pledge. Before completing your application for match-funding, please read the essential criteria here.

A pledge of grant support from Sovereign will be triggered by the following:
  • Organisation has reached 25% of funding target from crowdfunding
  • At least 20 unique backers have pledged towards your target
  • An application for Sovereign pledge is approved

To access the match funding, you must:
  • Must be located within 3 miles of a Sovereign Housing development and benefit Sovereign communities/residents
  • All applicants must comply with the relevant permissions/licensing/insurance/documentation (constitution)/policies
  • Be an existing registered organisation or charity
  • Deliver your project in 2022/2023
  • Before a pledge/award can be released your full crowdfunding, target must be reached (this includes the amount matched)

Your project must address one or more of the following themes:

  • Health and well-being: co-created projects that improved health, quality of life and reduced 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, increasing the sense of connection and safety to the area they live in.
  • Climate change: support environmental sustainability or address climate change and involves local residents.

How to apply for this fund

Start by setting up a crowdfunder project, if eligible you will be able to apply 

Projects supported by Sovereign Housing

Crowdfunding in 60 seconds

Got a minute to spare? Watch our 'how it works' animation. You'll get a brief overview of how crowdfunding works and what extra support, services and money that only Crowdfunder can give you. 

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How +Extra funding works

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Start a project

Start a new project on Crowdfunder, tell us the basics and a rough outline of your story. Then we can show you funds that you may be eligible for.

Get the word out

Apply for funding

You can then choose to make an application for a relevant fund. If a partner likes your project, they may agree to support it.

Get funded

Start crowdfunding

Start raising money from the crowd and once you reach an agreed percentage of your target, one of our partners could boost your total with a large donation.

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