GRANTS of up to £10,000 are now available for charitable projects that focus on health and wellbeing.

Sovereign Housing Association has continued its work for the not-for-profit digital fundraising platform, The Good Exchange, meaning it now has £90,000 to share through a community grants programme.

Any group or charity running projects within three miles of Sovereign homes, across the South of England can apply.

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Further funding will also be announced later on this year.

Rachel Peters, Community Development Officer at Sovereign, said: “In the last two years of working with The Good Exchange, we’ve given over £385,000 in grants to 120 community groups, charities and initiatives, including The Berin Centre in South Oxfordshire, Citizens Advice West Berkshire, and Faithworks Wessex’s homelessness and mental health work in Dorset.

“By continuing to work with The Good Exchange, we can keep giving our communities the funding they need to run projects that really make a difference to people’s lives.”

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Julian May, Head of Collaborative Funding for The Good Exchange, added: “We’re delighted that Sovereign has agreed to continue working with us for the next two years. The £129,864 in community grants they awarded last year generated £139,682 in public donations and £457,894 in additional grant funding.

“Every £1 pledged by Sovereign also generated an additional £4.60 of charitable funding, clearly demonstrating how The Good Exchange’s collaborative funding model can help boost fundraising for good causes.”

Applications can be made by visiting