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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 Serving Hampshire - Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

It forms the cornerstone of all strategies and plans across departments and service areas, and features four key aims:

Priority is given to organisations serving communities with high levels of multiple deprivation. This is taken into consideration when calculating the value of any award.

Where an application is assessed to be eligible for an award, but the value of that award is calculated to be less than £5,000 the organisation will be signposted to apply for support through the Culture and Community Activity Grants scheme instead. This is to ensure the required levels of monitoring and reporting are proportionate to the value of award.

When to apply

The Community Investment Fund is an annual programme and has one round per year. Funding is granted on an annual basis only, so organisations must apply every year.

The fund is open to applications from 12 July 2017 to 1 September 2017.

What is funded

A grant can be awarded to eligible organisations to contribute towards service costs and/or core costs including salaries. Applications should specify what funding would support. Applications should also specify any investment/developments to improve efficiency.

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, which 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.

Documents required

All applications
Plus, for Grants £5000 and over
Plus, for Grants £10,000 and over
Plus, for 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 interim 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 Strategic Plan 2013-17 ‘Shaping Hampshire: modern, public services for the future  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB' priorities.

Your organisation must:

Before you apply you are strongly advised to read the guidance notes on the following page which provides support and further details on the above.

Apply nowApplication guidance notes and online form



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

Telephone 01962 845390


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