HIWCF is delighted to announce that from Monday 3 April they will open grant making for 2023.

The grant programme that HIWCF have now launched first is called the Including Communities Fund. Including Communities is offering 12-month grants of between £1,000 – £10,000 for community organisations based in and supporting work in Hampshire (including Portsmouth and Southampton) and /or the Isle of Wight.

The grant programme is part of their work to build ‘Flourishing Communities’: they think that communities flourish when ‘People can access local community activities and services that understand and meet their needs. They think that these local community activities and services should be shaped by local people’. All applications should meet the following three elements:

1) Your application must be for work that reaches people living hard and challenging lives. Your bid should make clear how the requested funding will reach people who are living in poverty, facing discrimination, or isolated.


2) Your application must be for work that regularly brings together members of the community (e.g. support groups, social action projects, volunteering, community groups).


3) Your application must show how local people/ people from your target community helped to shape this work – this could be through these people being consulted, volunteering, or leading the work.


Grant guidance and information webinar

Join Jacqui Scott, HIWCF CEO on 17 April at 10am, to find out more about the Including Communities Fund and have a chance to ask questions about your application and the criteria. Please book your place here (even if you cannot attend, but would like to receive the recording). A more general Q&A on our grants and application process will be held on 20 April at 10am, to join us, book here.

For more information on avaiable grants, please CLICK HERE.

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