back search


Hampshire County Council Grants

Organisational Change Fund

This scheme is now closed

The Organisational Change Fund supports specific, time-limited projects for organisations to achieve efficiencies and reduce on-going dependency on grant funding. This could include the exploration of:

The fund will also support a reasonable approach to disinvesting from organisations that are currently funded, but are not considered to be priorities for the future.

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.

What is funded?

A maximum grant of up to £5,000 can be awarded to eligible organisations within Hampshire to contribute towards specific, time-limited projects (usually no more than a one year period) to achieve organisational efficiencies and reduce on-going dependency on grant funding. Projects must have clear outcomes and must support a sustainable future business model.

A grant can be awarded to organisations currently receiving funding from Culture, Communities and Business Services grant schemes although are not considered to be priorities for the future, to support a reasonable approach to disinvestment.  There is no maximum for grants for organisations the County Council is disinvesting from.

Feasibility Studies and Management Consultants

In order to assist organisations, Hampshire County Council will support the costs of feasibility studies and management consultancy fees.

What isn't funded?

Please note we cannot retrospectively fund projects or proposals that have already been carried out. Grants are issued for projects or proposals to be carried out in the future. This includes any contracts issued to consultants before grant approval.

When to apply

Grant criteria and eligibility

We will fund organisations in Hampshire that are either not-for-profit, community-based organisations with local governance arrangements or organisations, partnerships and consortiums delivering cultural and recreational services. Applicants must 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.

Apply now Application guidance notes and online form



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

Telephone 01962 845390


In this section…