VIVID Plus

VIVID Plus is our charitable arm, setup to help communities thrive.

Helping our communities to thrive

VIVID Plus is our charitable arm, setup to help communities thrive. We invest in tenancy sustainment services, to provide our customers with tailored, individual support and tackle community led priorities, through supporting place shaping projects and initiatives, to help people feel proud of where they live.

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Our focus areas 

We have 7 key priority areas in which we focus on. These are:

Reducing stigma around social housing

Investing in neighbourhood improvements

We're marking our VIVID Plus 1 year anniversary

Read more about about what we've achieve in our first year and plans for the year ahead in our press release and watch our video below.

READ OUR PRESS RELEASE

A year of VIVID Plus

Working with us 


The projects and partnerships we support through VIVID Plus are highly targeted to our main areas of focus. We work closely with our experts and partner agencies, rather than having an open application process to apply for funding. However, if you have an idea you’d like to discuss, or you’d like to talk to us about VIVID Plus, you can contact us directly by emailing  Derek.Streek@vividhomes.co.uk. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
 

 

Read our FAQs

VIVID Plus is our charitable arm, which invests in tenancy sustainment services, to provide people with tailored, individual support and tackles community led priorities, to help people feel proud of where they live.  

The projects we support are highly targeted to our main areas of focus, we work closely with experts and partner agencies, rather than there being an open application process to apply for funding.

These areas include: improving personal safety through crime prevention and youth support, health interventions to improve life chances, growing economic opportunities through employment and job creation, promoting digital inclusion, alongside tackling homelessness, investing in neighbourhood improvements and reducing stigma around social housing.   

Our work is highly targeted to identify where there are opportunities to help communities to grow and prosper. Through our established partnerships with local authorities and other community-focused organisations we’re aware of, we're identifying projects which we can support to help get them up and running. 


As such, there’s no process available to apply for funding and VIVID Plus will choose to invest in projects that align with our main areas of focus which include: improving personal safety through crime prevention and youth support, health interventions to improve life chances, growing economic opportunities through employment and job creation, promoting digital inclusion, alongside tackling homelessness, investing in neighbourhood improvements and reducing stigma around social housing.   


If you have a project or idea that you’d like to discuss with us, or if you have any questions, we’d be really keen to chat with you. Please contact our Head of Neighbourhoods, Derek Streek by emailing Derek.Streek@vividhomes.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

There is not an open application process for funding and VIVID Plus chooses to invest in projects that align with our main areas of focus which include: improving personal safety through crime prevention and youth support, health interventions to improve life chances, growing economic opportunities through employment and job creation, promoting digital inclusion, alongside tackling homelessness, investing in neighbourhood improvements and reducing stigma around social housing.   

If you have a project or idea that you’d like to discuss with us, or if you have any questions, we’d be really keen to chat with you. Please contact our Head of Neighbourhoods, Derek Streek by emailing Derek.Streek@vividhomes.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. 

They benefit from the knowledge and experience we and our partners have of creating opportunities for customers and communities to thrive.

We work closely with individuals, community groups and other relevant organisations to understand needs, opportunities for success and to plan and help implement solutions that deliver the best possible social impact.

We’re focused on enabling communities to organise and take action together to address the things that matter to them in their households, homes, communities and neighbourhoods.

Through VIVID Plus we’re bringing a strengthened focus to 2 key areas: doing even more than we already do to help customers maintain their tenancies, especially when they’re facing changing and challenging circumstances. Helping customers to get back on track will provide them with a springboard to further opportunities such as employment and training and therefore improve life chances.

VIVID Plus also brings a much greater emphasis on place shaping activities and working in partnership, to for example help reduce health inequalities, get more rough sleepers off the streets and inject new life into communities.

VIVID Plus launched in 2021 and we aim to invest £21 million over the next 5 years, and we’re actively in discussion and planning with other organisations to identify a range of activities and projects to help address community-led priorities and life chances.  

The VIVID Plus board is chaired by Jane Earl, who is also a Non-Executive Board Member at VIVID. The other board members include Jonathan Cowie, Chief Operating Officer at VIVID and Duncan Brown, Chief Finance Officer at VIVID. Two VIVID customers are also active members of the VIVID Plus board, who were chosen to represent the views and voices of the community and ensure the best investments are made. 

As part of our customer engagement strategy, we asked our customers if they’d like to get more involved in VIVID and have a more direct impact in the decisions we make as an organisation. From that list of customers who put themselves forward, we asked them whether they’d be keen to get involved in our charitable arm and those who said yes went through a rigorous selection and interview process. Two customers sit on the VIVID Plus board helping to represent the views and voices of the community and ensure the best investments are made.

We have no current plans to recruit more customers to sit on the VIVID Plus board at this time. This said, many of our customers will be involved and find themselves directly impacted by VIVID Plus through receiving certain services or by benefitting from investments made into their local area. 

The projects we support are highly targeted to our main areas of focus and where possible, we’ll look to invest in projects and initiatives that have a positive green impact on the local community and area. 

Our tenancy sustainment services

VIVID Plus has 2 core themes; tackling community-led priorities to ensure people feel proud of where they live, and providing customers with tailored, individual tenancy sustainment support.

We provide a wide range of tailored support services for our customers, to ensure they can sustain their tenancies and create brighter futures for themselves.

From the moment someone moves into one of our homes, we’re there to help them stay on track and achieve their aspirations.

Our team of passionate and expert advisors can support on topics ranging from money and benefit advice, help finding employment and training, assistance getting online, wellbeing support and more.

Find out more about our tenancy sustainment services.

VIVID Plus is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority

  • Society name: VIVID Plus Limited

  • VIVID Plus Limited is registered as a Community Benefit Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Society Act 2014

  • Society number: 8540.