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Comic Relief Local Communities Programme - Hampshire and Isle of Wight

There are still many communities in the UK that suffer from economic and social deprivation and the current economic climate may make this situation worse.

For this reason, Comic Relief has decided that £4.5 million should be available to fund projects across the UK which are addressing these issues through the 'Local Communities' programme.

Comic Relief is pleased to be working with UK Community Foundations and Community Foundations across the UK, to deliver this Local Communities programme.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation is one of the delivery partners.

The Local Communities programme will run for two years and during this time, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available. The closing date for the current round is 26 June 2014.

The programme aims to empower local people enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community.

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