HIWCF Grants Open for Applications

4 January 2018

HIWCF Grants Open for Applications 

All the funds below are now open, please take a look at http://www.hiwcf.com/grants/ to see if your charity, community group or voluntary organisation is eligible to apply for a grant:

The Red Funnel Travel Voucher Scheme supports groups based on the Isle of Wight and in Hampshire contributing towards travelling across the Solent on Red Funnel vehicle ferries and Red Jet services. Schools that support children, youth, seniors and people with disabilities can also apply for grants of between £25-300.

The Youth Mental Health Fund supports proven programs of delivery offering advice and help on youth mental wellbeing problems, including depression, anxiety and stress, as well as projects that support the development of emotional resilience in children and youth. Grants of between £3,000-£6,000 are available.

The Montagu Neville Durnford and Saint Leo Cawthan Memorial Trust provides grants of £1,000-£5,000 to organisations in the Portsmouth area, with preference to supporting those with links to the Naval services, for those aged 50 years of age and over. Other projects, such as those focusing on helping people with disabilities or struggling with poverty and disadvantage will be considered, together with those encouraging community development and social inclusion.

The Portsmouth City Community Fund provides grants of £500-£5,000 to support beneficiaries primarily in the Portsmouth City area including young people and older people focusing on health and disability, medical research and general community projects.

The Youth Social Action Fund aims to raise the level and quality of youth social action involving activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available.

The Small Grants Small Items Fund provides grants of £250-£500 for small essential items such as new chairs or a cooker for a luncheon club, also covering volunteer expenses, hall hire for group meetings and events that bring the community together.

The Comic Relief – Core Strength – Local Communities Fund provides funding of between £1,000-£10,000 for groups’ core costs – meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, including basic running costs to enable groups to carry out their much needed work in local communities.

The Isle of Wight Grassroots Fund is offering grants of £500-£3,000 to groups based on the Isle of Wight focusing on projects that will support smaller charities and voluntary sector groups which address issues of deprivation in the community, particularly amongst younger and older people.

The Moneybarn Social Impact Fund is for groups based in Fareham, Gosport or Havant and supports local people through activities that seek to alleviate the underlying problems that prevent social inclusion and enjoyment of a full modern life including debt advice and debt management. Grants of £1,000-£5,000 are available.

The Wellbeing and Health Fund focuses on local community projects that address the challenges of obesity, emotional wellbeing, mental health, isolation and loneliness, offering grants of £1,000-£5,000.

The Dayas Music Scholarship Fund aims to support adults undertaking musical tuition with grants of £50-£600. Grants may cover tuition costs for an individual allowing them to progress their own music abilities, particularly if the tuition will also benefit a wider group, e.g. those performing in hospitals, schools or for other community events. Scholarships can cover tuition for playing an instrument, singing, conducting or composition. Please note that the closing date is 31st January 2018 for this fund.

The Michael Austin Harlick Sports Awards provide assistance to sport organisations towards the cost of awards that recognise the sporting achievements of young people in Hampshire, and are available to help with the purchase of challenge cups, individual medals, team award and colours, with grants ranging from £200-£1,000.

For more information and to apply, please go to: http://www.hiwcf.com/grants/

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