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Hampshire County Council Grants

Culture and Recreation Investment Fund

The Culture and Recreation Investment Fund provides support for a programme of investment in the strategic cultural and recreational infrastructure within Hampshire. Applicants must support the priorities and outcomes of Hampshire County Council’s ‘Open for Business Plan’ 2011-13 Download Acrobat Reader to view this PDF 312kb
  1. Improved quality of life for all, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged.
  2. Enhance community engagement and partnership working – strengthening and empowering communities.
  3. Support and enable sustainable economic development – ‘place shaping’.
  4. Enhance Hampshire’s environment and promote sustainability.
  5. Develop new models of service provision, meeting the challenges of reduced resource and evolving national policies, whilst improving the quality of services for users.

When to apply

The Culture and Recreation Investment Fund is an annual programme and has one round per year. It is open for applications 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/programme costs and/or core running costs, including salaries.

What isn't funded

Grant criteria and eligibility

The grants programme is open to organisations, partnerships and consortiums delivering cultural and recreational services 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.

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 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.

Organisations do not need to meet all of these priorities, but must be able to demonstrate that they deliver against some of these within their application.  These criteria are relevant to Cultural/recreational organisations and directly link to the Open for Business Plan 2011- 2013 prioirities.

Application process flowchart Microsoft Word 42kb

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

Telephone 01962 845390


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