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 4 MB
Those most relevant to this scheme are:
Health and wellbeing: Improving health and wellbeing for all
Communities: working with communities to enhance local services
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.
A grant can be awarded to eligible organisations to contribute towards service costs and/or core costs including salaries.
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.
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.
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 priorities.
Your organisation must:
Provide services/programmes that improve their community’s access to services in their area of benefit.
Provide services/programmes that improve the life chances and health and wellbeing for all, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged.
Work in partnership and be engaged with relevant neighbourhood/community partnerships, to support the delivery of a range of community services/programmes.
Work towards optimising economic, social and environmental sustainability.
Provide services/programmes that ensure the delivery and improvement of high quality services.
Demonstrate a commitment,to support and/or increase participation through volunteering‘’’.
Actively engage and consult with their local community to identify needs
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.
Hampshire County Council
Telephone 01962 845390