The Southern 360 ‘Making Communities Better Fund’, is open to non-profit organisations including charities, social enterprises, community groups and voluntary organisations.
The Fund will support projects within the following areas:
• Neighbourliness and Communities
• Improving Health and Wellbeing
• Tackling Poverty
Grants may fund existing services or facilities and new initiatives and can contribute to either capital costs such as funding new equipment or support on-going running costs.
Residents of Southern 360 housing stock should be pro-actively encouraged to access and participate in activities supported by the Fund. Applicants will be expected to make contact with the development lead at Southern Housing prior to submitting an application. Details of the person to contact for this purpose can be found below:
Mark Meredith, Community Partnerships and Project Manager, Southern Housing Group
Projects will be awarded in areas where there are Southern properties such as Adur, Arun, Brighton and Hove, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Lewes, Mid Sussex and Worthing.
Applications are made using our general round application form (through this link) but must demonstrate engagement with Southern Housing as part of the application to us.
An example of a recently funded project is Future Proof CIC. Future Proof CIC deliver their GoSketch programme engaging young people with identifiable needs through a combination of sport and design to create immediate and lasting positive outcomes. They partner with leading sports organisations who lead the coaching element and support participant development socially, educationally and behaviourally. This grant from Southern Housing was to deliver two coaching programmes in Peacehaven and Chichester with Southern Housing Residents, particularly young people facing isolation and inequality.