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SNG launches Thriving Communities Fund offering grants of up to £5,000 for projects to benefit customers

SNG has opened our Thriving Communities Fund for applications, with grants up to £5,000 for initiatives and projects that actively support SNG communities across the South of England.

We will prioritise groups that operate within communities where we have homes and whose work will directly benefit customers. The funding will support a range of activities but particularly those focusing on youth, health and well-being, ageing-well, social Inclusion (including EDI), environment and place, customer voice, employment support, food insecurity, digital Inclusion and skills, money matters and debt advice.

Organisations applying to the fund must be either local not-for-profit groups, community organisations, or registered charities and must be able to demonstrate how they will engage with and benefit SNG customers. We're working with Action Funder to distribute the Thriving Communities Fund.

Matt Buckham, Managing Director of SNG’s Community Foundation, commented: “We’re really pleased to be launching this fund which underpins our core purpose by supporting people with the foundation for a better life. We look forward to supporting some fantastic organisations making a difference in our communities with this investment. This fund offers a taste of what’s to come as we work on launching our Community Foundation which will deliver £100m of investment across our communities over the next decade.”

To find out more and to apply please visit our Thriving Communities webpage.

We will be hosting an information webinar on Tuesday 9 July at 2pm BST to share more details about the fund, how to apply and to give you the opportunity to ask us questions. 

Sign up to our information webinar here.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements when registering or email us at grants@sng.org.uk and we will be more than happy to accommodate.