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Community Investment

We know that building strong communities is as important as providing a home. Sanctuary works across the country to support local people and agencies to develop the services essential to creating thriving neighbourhoods.

Investing in communities

Sanctuary invests over a million pounds in cash, time and resources each year in activities and projects which help to support neighbourhoods and enhance the lives of local people.

Our objective is to support the development of successful and sustainable communities in the areas where we operate by:

  • Investing in the delivery of community-led programmes, projects and facilities which address the needs of our customers.
  • Working in partnership to develop the capacity of communities to deliver and manage community-led projects.

Our priorities

We fund projects that meet one of our five core themes and which benefit residents in the areas where we work.

Our themes are:

  • Employment, education, skills and training
  • Health and well-being
  • Community safety and infrastructure
  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion

Sanctuary community investment funding

Sanctuary's Grand Ideas Fund offers up to £1,000 for projects which aim to make a difference to people in our communities. For further information on the funding criteria and how to apply, visit the Grand Ideas Fund page.

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Advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

The health and safety of our residents, their families and our staff is our number one priority.

In response to Government guidelines following the COVID-19 outbreak, we have made some changes to how we provide services to our customers. More information about our response can be found on our dedicated webpage and via our social media channels.

We are monitoring Government advice around local lockdowns and will highlight any specific service changes for each area should they arise.

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