The Basingstoke and Deane Pride in Place Fund is now open for applications.

Community and voluntary not-for-profit organisations and groups can apply for up to £25,000 of funding for revenue and capital projects that will help enhance the quality of life and improve the living environment of residents of Basingstoke and Deane.

The project will need to achieve clear social and economic benefits for residents of the borough and address a clearly evidenced community need.

More information on the Fund, including eligibility criteria and the application process can be found at Please note prospective applicants will need to discuss their project ideas with the funding team before applying by emailing to arrange a conversation.

The Fund closes on Sunday 19th November 2023 and applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by Monday 11th December 2023.

Information webinars on the Fund will be held on Wednesday 18th October from 6pm to 8pm and on Monday 23rd October from 12pm to 2pm. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to learn more about the scheme and ask questions to the funding team. To register to attend, please email with your contact details and your selected date/time.

The Pride in Place fund is part of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and forms a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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