The aim of the Fund is to support local voluntary and community organisations working with people who have been negatively impacted by Covid 19 and lockdown to help them develop skills for the future

Programme Overview

Status Closed
Opening Date 06/09/2021
Closing Date 04/10/2021
Minimum Grant £1,000
Maximum Grant £5,000
Location Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
Causes Multiple Issues & Causes

Applications are now closed.


  • General Eligibility

    Funds available to support charities and community groups working with young people or older people.

  • Target Beneficiaries

    The fund will support young people (16-25yrs) or older people (65+) who have been disproportionately affected by Covid and lockdown. In particular it aims to help address poverty (including housing) and digital inclusion, skills and opportunities.

  • Acceptable Projects

    Examples include but not limited to:


    • To purchase equipment
    • Running costs; including salaries, core costs and project costs
    • Hire of appropriate space for groups that meet regularly during the week providing social opportunities for young people or older people
    • Support for organisations that are providing young people or older people with opportunities to build skills and confidence
    • Volunteer expenses
    • Providing young people or older people with access to digital equipment and connectivity
    • Supporting young people or older people who are homeless or inadequately housed
  • Exclusions
    • Grants that are solely for the provision of bursaries to individuals or families
    • Applications from individuals
    • Organisations NOT based and active in our funding areas of Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton, and Isle of Wight
    • National charities (except in cases where local branches can prove independence)
    • Capital building projects
    • Statutory bodies such as schools, city and county councils or health institutions
    • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
    • Any party-political activity
    • Commercial ventures
    • Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system
  • Application Guidance
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