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WELCOME TO THE HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

We are an independent charitable Foundation that connects donors to the local causes and charities they care about, and we have built investments totalling £11 million for the long term benefit of local communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We specialise in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups who offer the support, services and activities that can really make a difference to local people's lives.

Over the past eight years we have distributed more than £7.3 million in small grants to support over 2,000 community projects for local people of all ages.

To learn more about community foundations and their role in local communities please contact us for more information. 
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HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON CHARITIES

Please click below to read the House of Lords Select Committee recommendations on charities: 

http://d17vezifcaj792.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/170326-HoL-recommendations.pdf

 

 

CAF UK GIVING REPORT 2017

Please click below for latest overview of charitable giving in UK.

 

CAF UK Giving 2017

 

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round 3 of the Solent community grants programme is open for appliCations until friday 16th june 2017

 

Only projects directly benefitting inactive Solent LEP residents within Hampshire and Portsmouth helping them to move into job searching or employment will be funded.

 

Please apply online via

http://www.hantscf.org.uk/grants

 

 

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FARESHARE IN HAMPSHIRE

 

As part of Local Welfare Assistance (LWA), £200,000 has been invested in a scheme to help extend the reach of FareShare across Hampshire.

 

Community groups and organisations who provide breakfast clubs, meals, food parcels, cookery lessons etc. for vulnerable groups and low income families, can sign up to FareShare in Hampshire for a monthly fee and collect FareShare food boxes to provide nutritious food at a fraction of the retail price.

 

Please click here for more details.

 

 

our fundholder, alan titchmarsh with horatio's garden team at chelsea flower show following a private donation

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From left to right: Dr Olivia Chapple - Chair of Trustees, Alan Titchmarsh, Bunny Guinness - Garden Designer.
Foreground: Victoria Holton - Executive Trustee and Treasurer.

Horatio's Garden enables hospital patients to get their hands in the soil and create their own gardens, enabling them to develop a new skill they can continue when they return home.

 

GRANT RECIPIENTS LET US KNOW HOW SATISFIED THEY ARE WITH THE HIWCF GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS

Please click here to download HIWCF Annual Satisfaction Survey results from the last three years.

 

HIWCF supportS Mental Health Awareness 

Government, major employers and national charities have endorsed the importance of attention and energy sharply focused on evidence-based programmes offering advice and help on youth mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress. We believe there is a need to link complementary approaches to the promotion and protection of youth mental health through prevention and treatment. 

In January 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May spoke about how the government is planning to transform mental health support in this country, please click here to download and read her comments on mental health.