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Hampshire County Council Grants

Organisational Change Fund

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 Strategic Plan 2013-17 ’Shaping Hampshire: modern, public services for the future'  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF, improving the quality of life for all, particularly those who are vulnerable or disadvantaged:

  1. Health and Wellbeing: Improving health and wellbeing for all.
  2. Economy: Promoting economic prosperity and protecting the environment.
  3. Communities: working with communities to enhance local services.
  4. Efficiency: Delivering high quality, cost-effective public services.

What is funded?

A maximum one off 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 strategic cultural and recreational services. Applicants must meet all 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. Please see the application checklist Microsoft Word for a quick reference guide.

All applications - grants up to £5000

Grants £10,000 and over (only for organisations that are currently funded)

Grants £25,000 and over (only for organisations that are currently funded)

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.

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

Telephone 01962 845390


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