Below you will find some information about setting up or running a warm hub.

This is just a small selection of resources and other information is available. We will add further information and resources as it becomes available.

Please let us know if there is information that you would like to see added.

If you’d like more information or would like to discuss setting up a new Warm Hub in Basingstoke and Deane, please call 01256 423816 or email

Funding for a 'Warm Hub'


Hampshire County Council are inviting groups to apply for the Leaders Community Grant Scheme or Adult Services Local Solutions Grant. More details can be found by clicking here
Working in partnership with the Greenham Trust, the council has launched the Cost of Living Community Fund.

Any not-for-profit community or voluntary organisation or group located in the borough can now apply for up to £5,000 of funding to help them provide services and activities to support residents of Basingstoke and Deane affected by the rising cost of living.

Applications to the Fund will need to demonstrate clearly how the funding will help borough residents with the rising cost of living, provide evidence there is a real community need for what the funding is being sought for and have clear measurable outcomes.

Examples of activities and services organisations can apply for funding for include:

  • Providing advice and assistance with financial and debt management
  • Providing emergency food supplies or essential household items
  • Providing mental health support to those residents facing crisis due to the rising cost of living
  • Supporting residents with better energy use and energy efficiency
  • Supporting residents with reducing food waste

Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday 17 January 2023.

More information on the scheme and on how to apply can be found at Cost of Living Community Fund North Hampshire – The Good Exchange

Asda Foundation Cost of Living Grant scheme. The Asda superstores each have a Community Champion whose role is to support groups and projects within the community, as well as manage Asda Foundation grant applications. This Cost of Living Grant scheme will be managed by the local Community Champions.

The aim of the grant is to help local community groups cope with the increase in their running costs between September 2022 and February 2023. This includes ‘warm banks’ where groups are planning to keep their facilities open for longer hours to provide local people with a warm, safe place to be rather than heating their homes or living in a cold property.

The funding will support the following running costs:

  • Increase in rent/utility bills: support to keep community buildings open to the public or increase opening times to help people stay warm.
  • Increase in food costs: support for people most affected by providing meals, support community cafes, food parcels, delivered meals, soup kitchens, etc.

Combination applications are accepted eg, extended opening times of a community cafe. Applicants can apply for funding for both rent/utility bill support and increased food costs within the one application form.

The funds can be spent from September 2022 to February 2023.

Who can apply? Local not-for-profit community groups based in the UK may apply. To be eligible, applicants must meet all of the criteria.

For more details click here

Co-op and Crowdfunder have teamed up to help community organisations navigate the cost of living crisis to provide vital services this winter.

Are you welcoming people into a warm space in your community, or wanting to extend existing activities or services to support more people?

Eligible community groups could get up to £3,000 to continue or extend vital services.

More information can be found by clicking here

Community grants – Hampshire

Community and voluntary organisations, town, parish and community councils can apply for grant funding to support local initiatives tailored to local need helping to provide vulnerable families with food, utilities and keeping warm.

More information can be found by clicking here

Guide to setting up a 'Warm Hub'

CILIP, The Library and Information Association has published a guide called ‘A warm welcome: Setting up a warm space in your community

Warm Hubs Networks

You can register your ‘Warm Hub’ on one of the national networks:

Warm Welcome

Warm Spaces

Please remember to also advise BVA so that we can add you to our webpage

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