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The aim of the fund is to support residents, community groups and charities which provide services and activities that benefit children, young people & families.  Priority will be given to smaller charities and community groups that have incomes of less than £500k and to those groups supporting the most disadvantaged in their communities.

Status:   Closed
Opening Date:   22 Oct 2018
Closing Date:   9 Nov 2018
Minimum Grant:   £ 500
Maximum Grant:   £ 5000

Location: Hampshire
Causes: Community Development & Support – Youth, Health & Wellbeing, Poverty & Disadvantage, Social Inclusion, Supporting Family Life


General Eligibility

Grants available for the following purposes (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Local charities and community groups (registered and unregistered)
  • Community clubs such as youth clubs, sports clubs and luncheon clubs
  • Community Interest Communities (for start-up project costs only)
  • Community Interest Organisations
  • New groups for start-up costs and second year funding

Target Beneficiaries

Grant funding will be targeted at those organisation’s or groups who address the needs of children, young people & families through the following types of projects (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Working to empower families , children and young people in marginalized and disadvantaged communities
  • Social events and activities for families, children and young people (e.g. supporting people to create new family networks and/or keep up with old networks, development of youth volunteering)
  • Build community cohesion
  • Community befriending and support groups for families, children and young people suffering with mental health problems or those who are isolated (e.g. young carers)
  • Advice, information and counselling for families, children and young people
  • Health and wellbeing issues relating to families, children and young people
  • Raise awareness of benefits of good nutrition and healthy diet in children
  • Play, including sport, arts, crafts, and similar activities

Acceptable Projects

Existing and new projects, equipment, capital costs and core organisation costs (including salaries).

  • Support disadvantaged or vulnerable families in crisis
  • Reduce the impact of childhood poverty
  • Help families to cope with poverty and crisis
  • Show that the funding will make a real difference to their organisation and the beneficiaries

Please note we do not fund projects retrospectively.


  • Organisations NOT based and active in Hampshire. Please note grants are not available for Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight.
  • Capital building projects
  • Application from individuals
  • Public bodies: local authorities or schools
  • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
  • National charities
  • Any party political activity
  • Commercial ventures
  • Proselytising activities, ie active promotion of a specific religion or belief system