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Hampshire County Council Grants

Culture, Communities and Business Services (CCBS) Grants

There are five different grant streams which cultural, community and recreational organisations can apply for, ranging from revenue grants to small activity grants.

Applications are shared with the relevant Service / Partner Agency for assessment (i.e. Cultural and Arts applications are assessed by Hampshire Cultural Trust, formerly Hampshire Arts and Museums Service; Sports applications are assessed by Energise Me, formerly Sport Hampshire and the Isle of Wight; Countryside and Conservation applications are assessed by the Countryside Service; Activity Centre applications are assessed by the Outdoor Education Service, etc.).  This process is underpinned, where relevant, by legal agreements covering Data Protection, Confidentiality and Conflict of Interests.

Other sources of funding and advice

  • Councils for Voluntary Service (within Hampshire)
    CVS's give advice and support to voluntary and community groups, including information about funding. Here you will find links to the Hampshire CVS networks.

  • Action Hampshire
    Support for not for profit organisations and social enterprises, including information on funding and specific support and funding information for managing community buildings.

  • Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation
    An independent charitable foundation that connects donors to the local causes and charities they care about. HIOWCF specialises in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups.

  • Big Lottery Fund
    Information on a wide range of grants to support good causes.

  • Postcode Community Trust
    Postcode Community Trust was established in 2014 and focuses on initatives that benefit communities through grass-roots sports, arts, recreation and wellbeing programmes which improve a community's physical and mental health.

  • Funding Central
    This site allows you to search for funding for your voluntary organisation or social enterprise and provides advice and online tools to help you identify funding opportunities.

  • UK Fundraising
    Funding news, ideas and inspiration for charity fundraisers



CCBS Grants
Hampshire County Council
Office 2
Second Floor
Castle Hill
SO23 8UL

Telephone 01962 845390


Sample Documents

These sample documents can be used as a basis for policies for your organisations. Please ensure the information is appropriate and accurate to reflect the activities of your organisation before adopting and submitting.

N.B. Please refer to the guidance notes for the grant you are applying for to identify any policies that may be needed for your application.