Hampshire Constabulary has secured £15,000 for individuals and community groups in Basingstoke to spend on local projects in the Oakridge, Chapel Gate and South View areas of the town. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary - Wikipedia

The money, which has been made available by the Home Office, is in place for initiatives that aim to improve the lives of local people, provide activities and facilities for young people and encourage community engagement in the named areas.

Any group or person is able to apply for up to two bids of £5,000 but cannot apply for more than a total of £10,000 across all of their bids.

Applications need to be submitted by Monday 30 January 2023.

Those who meet the criteria for the fund will be notified after Thursday 2 February.

The Participatory Budgeting (PB) event will take place on Saturday 25 February.

The £15,000 is part of Participatory Budgeting, a decision making tool where the community shape and develop the funding process, allowing the community to submit applications for funding.

An additional sum of approximately £10,000 has been donated by VIVID, a provider of affordable homes and support services in the area, who are pleased to be working in partnership to support improvements to the local area.

Those interested can apply by completing this form: https://forms.office.com/r/xx5ty0a68t

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