A BASINGSTOKE housing association has donated almost £10,000 to a raft of charities and community projects across the region.

Hampshire Cultural Trust, All Yours Period Boxes, The Hurst Leisure Centre, Age Concern Hampshire and Spotlight UK are the organisations that have each received between £1,000 and £3,500 from Sovereign.

All Yours Period Boxes received £1,759, which was used towards making and distributing period boxes to people who cannot afford or access sanitary products in the local area.

Caroline from All Yours Period Boxes, said: “The grant from Sovereign came just at the right time and was a lifeline when we headed into the summer holidays.

“We have been supporting many families whose children are not able to access period products through school over the summer break but whose period has not taken a break with them.”

Meanwhile, a second round of community funding opened on The Good Exchange on September 1, with projects supporting community cohesion and growth, and located with three miles of a Sovereign house, are invited to apply.

You can apply here: https://bit.ly/3DRkFP1.