To start, support and scale community based organisations in a sustainable way to deliver impact within the most under-served communities in which the housing groups operate.

The Community Impact Partnership, CIP, is a Community Interest Company established in 2018 (Company Number 11275198). It is jointly owned by four of the UK’s leading housing associations. The partnership was established as a way of providing social investment alongside the existing community programmes delivered by each partner.  It offers the opportunity to support organisations and communities in different ways. As a mission-led investor CIP looks to support organisations that can achieve positive, long-term social and economic benefits for the communities served by the four partners. By offering repayable finance the money repaid can be recycled, making the funds work harder and extending the impact it helps to create.

Our partners

Clarion Housing Group

Clarion Housing Group provides over 125,000 affordable homes across England. Its community investment programme, Clarion Futures, invests over £10million each year supporting people through communities, jobs & training and money & digital programmes.

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The L&Q Group

The L&Q Group provides more than 95,000 homes, primarily in London and the South East. The L&Q Foundation spends around £10m each year developing and funding social interventions that improves people’s chances in life and creates opportunities in communities.

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Orbit Group

Orbit owns and manages over 40,000 homes across the Midlands, east and south east regions as well as parts of London. Orbit invests over £4m each year and provides a range of support with the aim of empowering communities and supporting people to live independently.

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Peabody Group

Peabody Group is one of the oldest housing associations in London, providing over 55,000 homes. Peabody Community Foundation invests over £5.5million each year through programmes supporting individuals, communities and enterprises across London and the south east.

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Investors and funders

CIP’s first £3million social investment fund is provided through the Growth Fund, which is managed by Access-the Foundation for Social Investment with funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and Big Society Capital.