Southern Housing Group Making Lives Better
The Grants are intended for projects which contribute to one or more of the Community Investment Department’s themes, which are: Neighbourliness and communities; Improving health and wellbeing; Tackling poverty.
You can apply for grants of up to £1,000 towards the cost of running events and outings for the community.
If you are planning a gardening project, apply for a Southern 360 Gardening Neighbours grant instead.
Grant funding may be used for projects which contribute to one or more of the Community Investment Department’s themes, which are:
- Neighbourliness and Communities
- Improving Health and Wellbeing
- Tackling Poverty
Southern 360 will not cover the whole cost of a project. You will be expected to meet some of the costs from other sources, e.g. cash funding from elsewhere, volunteer time.
Funding cannot be used to purchase raffle prizes (as raffles should be funded from the sale of tickets), alcohol, cancellation charges, salaries (to individuals who are not business registered), fixtures, fittings, television equipment, computers and improvements to the fabric of buildings or any other cost that would be covered by the service charge.
Non-SHG customers may benefit from the project, however, SHG customers must be given priority and where there is an individual cost involved, for example, day trips, non-SHG customers would be required to cover the cost themselves.
The maximum grant per SHG customer benefiting from the project is £10.
So if your outing or event will benefit 20 residents and they are all SHG tenants, the maximum you could apply for is £200.
For more information about this grant scheme, download the full guidance.