Grants programme

We are committed to making a difference to the lives of our residents and their communities through our grant programmes.

Some of the issues we are tackling through our grant making include support for people who are:

  • finding it hard to access employment
  • struggling with isolation
  • experiencing digital exclusion
  • having difficulties with mental wellbeing.

Our current priorities for funding

Grants are available to fund local activities that improve the quality of life of Paradigm residents and their communities. Activities need to demonstrate how funding will benefit Paradigm residents either directly or by their impact on the local community. For example, tackling the root causes of anti-social behaviour to improve safety in the community.

You can see a map of the communities we work in here.

Projects must align with one or more of our priorities to:

  • promote the reduction of disadvantage, supporting people to become financially independent and breaking the cycle of poverty
  • support people’s health, wellbeing and safety, and to maintain a safe and stable home
  • promoting community action, cohesion and reducing isolation and exclusion.

Plus Plus Some examples of projects that may be funded include:

  • advice and support for those who are vulnerable and marginalised
  • mental health and wellbeing support
  • reducing digital exclusion through access to devices, affordable internet access and digital safety
  • food banks or projects that help to reduce poverty
  • projects that promote community cohesion
  • support for those living with or escaping domestic abuse
  • addressing root causes of anti-social behaviour.
  • support into employment or training opportunities for young people or adults
  • after school clubs or activities provision for struggling families
  • projects that promote and support local community involvement for households that struggle with isolation
  • preventing risk of exploitation from criminal gangs
  • working with more vulnerable new households to make a positive start in their tenancy, such as care leavers or those previously homeless
  • resident led projects that support community involvement or improve their local environment.

Application criteria

Plus Plus Application criteria

The application criteria document can be found here.

Grant programme

There are two types of funding available:

Seed Funding

Projects that are community-led or are responding to an emerging community need.

Up to £1,000 per project.

Applications accepted throughout the year.

Grant decisions are made within four weeks.

Community Fund

Larger community projects.

Projects between £1,000 and £12,000.

We may also be able to fund a few projects per year for a larger amount. If your initiative requires larger funding, please contact the Grant Manager to discuss before submitting your application.


Grant application deadlines 2022-23
6 May 2022
29 July 2022
11 November 2022
27 January 2023 (grants to commence from 1 April 2023 can also be considered at this time)

Application forms

Further information

Contact the Grants Manager if you would like to discuss your proposal before making an application, or if you need help completing the form or providing the supporting documents.


When you have completed and submitted the online application, we will confirm we have received it. We will also let you know when you will hear about the outcome of your application.