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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 Strategic Plan 2013-17 ‘Shaping Hampshire: modern, public services for the future  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 4MB

Those most relevant to this scheme are:

  1. Health and wellbeing: Improving health and wellbeing for all
  2. Communities: working with communities to enhance local services

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 £3,000 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. (Subject to confirmation 14 September 2015).

When to apply

The Community Investment Fund is an annual programme and has one round per year. It is open for application from 10 August 2015 until 5pm on 21 September 2015. 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. Applications should specify what funding would support. Applications should also specify any investment/improvements 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.

Documentation required

All applications
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 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
Room 0.14
Castle Avenue
SO23 8UL

Telephone 01962 845390


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