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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.

View our Sanctuary Community Investment Strategy 2021 (PDF 868KB)

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 Community Investment Fund provides grants for community initiatives which make a difference to the lives of Sanctuary residents.

The fund is currently prioritising projects and community groups responding directly to the challenges of Covid-19. To find out more visit our dedicated Community Investment Fund page.

For further information:


COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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

Information about our services can be found on our Covid-19 page and on our social media.

Read our notice