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Hampshire County Council Grants

Community Challenge Fund

The purpose of the Community Challenge Fund is to fund projects by rural communities which help improve local quality of life.

This programme funds projects and proposals which support the priorities and outcomes in Hampshire’s ‘Open for Business’ Plan 2011-13 which are most relevant to the Culture, Communitues and Business Services (CCBS) department. These are:

When to apply

The Community Challenge Fund is currently closed to new applications.

Grant criteria and eligibility

We will fund organisations who fulfil the following criteria:

All successful applicants will be required to provide appropriate reporting and/or monitoring for their projects/activities.

Organisations in receipt of assistance will also be required to acknowledge the support of Hampshire County Council in the organisation’s next annual audited statement of accounts and in all publicity and media coverage relating to the project.

Funding criteria

The Community Challenge Fund will fund up to a maximum of £2,500. In most cases funding will be released after project completion and once the short evaluation form has been returned.

Financial eligibility

Organisations will not normally be eligible for grants where they hold unallocated reserves in excess of one year’s running costs. In cases where reserves held exceed this level a reduced level of funding may be agreed. All charitable organisations are expected to have an agreed reserves policy that addresses their financial risk.

What do we fund?

Projects that deliver high quality project that delivers measurable results against the objectives set out above, specifically:

What we can't fund

We cannot retrospectively fund works or projects that have already been carried out. Grants are issued for works or projects to be carried out in the future.

Apply now Application guidance notes and online form



CCBS Grants
Hampshire County Council
Serle's House
Gar Street
SO23 8GQ

Telephone 01962 845390


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