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Grants update from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation

HIWCF is delighted to announce the launch of the new £1 million Solent Community Grant Programme, a truly collaborative programme supported by the European Social Fund.

The fund provides grants of £10,000 to £30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area who are able to reach and work with individuals with complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer or into employment.

Round 1 is now open for applications until 23rd September 2016.

Please apply on line via  http://www.hantscf.org.uk/grants/available-grants/solent-community-grants.aspx

Acceptable project examples include involvement in community-based projects and supportive volunteering that develop employment skills and leads to job searching.

Please refer to the Criteria and Guidance Notes prior to completing an application.

We also have additional grants available, funds are now open for applications until 29th July 2016:

PORTSMOUTH CITY COMMUNITY FUND

Grants of up to £5,000 supporting a wide range of beneficiaries including young people, older people, health & disability, medical research and general community projects. The priority of these funds are for Portsmouth City residents.

MONTAGU NEVILLE DURNFORD AND SAINT LEO CAWTHAN MEMORIAL TRUST

Grants of up to £5,000 for projects in the Portsmouth area which support people in need over the age of 50, with preference being given to Naval men and women or their widows. 

DORIS CAMPBELL MEMORIAL FUND

Grants of up to £5,000 for projects supporting the role of Community Youth Development Workers.

VALUING HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITIES FUND

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to support local social clubs and social networks that help local people over 18 to increase independence, improve confidence (particularly where there is a long term condition involved), and reduce isolation.

Please apply on line via http://www.hantscf.org.uk/grants.aspx