This scheme is currently closed. The scheme will re-open on the 1st September 2013.
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.
This programme funds projects and proposals which supports the following priority and outcome in Hampshire’s ‘Open for Business’ Plan 2011-13:
1 November 2013
20 January 2014
April 2014 – March 2014
We will fund organisations and services, who fulfil our criteria and have submitted a good project proposal, for a grant of up to £10,000. Joint bids between separate organisations can be accepted if appropriate governance is in place. We are unable to award funding to individuals. Our criteria are:
All successful applicants will be required to provide appropriate reporting and/or monitoring for their service, projects and/or activities.
Organisations will not normally be eligible for grants where they hold unallocated reserves in excess of one year’s running costs. In cases where reserves held exceed this level a reduced level of funding may be agreed. All charitable organisations are expected to have an agreed reserves policy that addresses their financial risk.
In order to assist organisations, Hampshire County Council will support the costs of feasability studies and management consultancy fees.
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.
Hampshire County Council
Telephone 01962 845390