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Have you got a Grand Idea?

Sanctuary’s Grand Ideas Fund offers up to £1,000 for projects which aim to make a difference to the lives of our residents and their communities. The fund is open to charities, residents’ groups and voluntary organisations.

Successful projects should fit with one of our five priority themes. You can see some more examples by clicking the icons below.

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Employment, education, skills and training

Health and Well-being

Community safety and infrastructure



Financial inclusion

How to apply

  1. Download and read our guidance notes (PDF 167KB) for information about who can apply and eligibility.
  2. Complete the online application form. All applications must be submitted online via our website.  We recommend that you use the editable PDF (807KB) version of the form to draft your application as you will need to submit it online in one go.

You will hear whether you have been successful within four weeks of your application. If successful, you will be given a named contact in our Community Investment team for guidance and advice.

If you have an idea for the Grand Ideas Fund, or you have any questions we would love to hear from you. Call us on 01905 335411 or email community@sanctuary-housing.co.uk


Grand Ideas Fund News

Volunteer appeal for Plymouth food action charity

22 May 2018

Devon and Cornwall Food Action (DCFA) is appealing for volunteers to help staff a network of hubs across Plymouth that will provide essential supplies.

Residents given the chance to adopt hedgehogs

22 March 2018

Cambridgeshire residents are being invited to adopt a hedgehog as part of a wildlife project supported by Sanctuary Housing.