VIVID Plus

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

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

The projects we support through VIVID Plus are highly targeted to our main areas of focus and 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, we’d love to hear from you. You can contact us using the details provided further down this page.

Our main areas of focus for VIVID Plus include:  

  • Improving personal safety through crime prevention and youth support

  • Health interventions to improve life chances

  • Growing economic opportunities through employment and job creation

  • Tacking homelessness

  • Investing in neighbourhood improvements.

 

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Get in touch

For further information on VIVID Plus, or if you’d like to speak to us directly, you can contact us by emailing Derek.Streek@vividhomes.co.uk. We’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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VIVID Plus is our new 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’ll support will be highly targeted to our main areas of focus, working 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; alongside tackling homelessness and investing in neighbourhood improvements.   

Our work will be 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'll dentify 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; alongside tacking homelessness and investing in neighbourhood improvements.  


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 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; alongside tacking homelessness and investing in neighbourhood improvements.  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’ll benefit from the knowledge and experience we and our partners have of creating opportunities for customers and communities to thrive.

We’ll 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 aims to invest £21 million over the next 5 years and we’re already 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 last year, 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 new 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 will be 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. 

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.

Find out more about VIVID Plus

Read more about VIVID Plus in our latest press release

READ OUR PRESS RELEASE