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Hampshire County Council Grants

Community Investment Fund

The Community Investment Fund supports community based organisations delivering services/projects/activities which support the priorities and outcomes of Hampshire County Council’s ‘Open for Business’ Plan 2011 – 2013. Those most relevant to this scheme are:
  1. Improved quality of life for all, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.

  2. Enhance community engagement and partnership working – strengthening and  empowering communities.

When to apply

The Community Investment Fund is an annual programme and has one round per year. It is open for application from 1 August 2014 until 5pm on 22 September 2014. Funding is granted on an annual basis only, so organisations must apply every year.

What is funded

A grant can be awarded to eligible organisations to contribute towards service costs and/or core costs including salaries.

What isn't funded

Grant criteria and eligibility

The Community Investment Fund is open to not for profit, community based organisations with local governance arrangements in Hampshire, who meet the following eligibility criteria;

Where appropriate, depending on the grant sum requested, the organisation will be expected to submit supporting documentation.  All documentation will be used, alongside the application form, to assess against the grant criteria.

Documentation required

Grants £5000 and over
Grants £10,000 and over
Grants £25,000 and over

On occasions, at our discretion, we may require further information and documentation in addition to the above to support the assessment process.

All successful applicants will be required to provide appropriate reporting and/or monitoring for their organisation, services/programmes , including completion of a 6 monthly and end of grant monitoring and evaluation forms.  

Grant Criteria

All eligible applications will be assessed against the grant criteria.  The criteria are relevant to community based organisations and directly link to the Open for Business Plan 2011-2013 priorities.  

Your organisation must:

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

Telephone 01962 845390


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