Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council are launching a second round of the Cost of Living Community Fund.
Applications for the fund will need to be submitted by 23:59 on Tuesday 18th April 2023.

The fund is open to any not-for-profit community or voluntary sector organisation or group operating and delivering services in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane.

Applications to the scheme will need to:

  • demonstrate clearly how the funding will help residents of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane with the rising cost of living
  • evidence there is a real community need for what the funding is being sought for
  • have clear measurable outputs and outcomes

Please note that this scheme will fund small capital costs linked to the delivery of the activities aimed at supporting residents. However, significant physical improvements or changes to premises and facilities are not eligible under this scheme.

Details are available at

Q & A Session

BVA will be hosting an open session with Daniel Garnier, The Economy, Arts and Culture Manager from BDBC, who will be available to answer questions and provide guidance on the suitability of proposals for this fund.
BVA staff will also be available both on the day and in the lead up to the closing date to provide assistance and be a critical friend to check over applications before they are submitted to the Fund. No booking required, we will be in the Atrium at BVA’s HQ at The Orchard by the War Memorial Park in Basingstoke, on Thursday the 6th of April, from 11am to 1.30pm and then from 3.30pm to 5pm.

Audio of Previous Session

A BVA “Meet The Funder” call introducing this fund took place on 29/03/23 – Click here for an Audio Recording of the call.



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