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HIWCF is an independent charitable foundation dedicated to connecting donors with the local causes and charities they care about.

HIWCF are part of a national network of currently 48 accredited community foundations and 7 non-accredited associations across the UK who play a leading role in the development of local philanthropy to sustain voluntary action within our communities. Collectively the network has already encouraged the growth of community owned endowments to half a billion pounds on behalf of over 15,000 donors. As part of this there are 2,300 funds on behalf of individuals, families and companies. In 2013-14 almost 21,000 grants averaging £3,200 were awarded to groups across the UK.

HIWCF has built a local endowment of £10m and awarded £5m in small grants to over 2000 local community groups and charities. 

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.

We are proud to have made a difference to the lives of over 500,000 people living in our local communities across Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

Click here to see a 2013 Map of all grants awarded

Find out how your local community measures up. Click here to read your local authority profile

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The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation held a Summer Reception at the Winchester Science Centre on the 15th June to celebrate £5 million of charitable giving to thank supporters and community groups across the County. Click here to read the full story


Summer Reception



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New Forest Marathon Launches 2015 Race with a New Community Fund

13th September 2015 marks the return of the New Forest Marathon, a day to celebrate community spirit and charitable giving with the launch of the New Forest Marathon Community Fund managed by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation

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Chess Strategies Bring Success

Up against stiff competition the 60 young participants performed very well and made it clear that you are never too young to start playing chess

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To keep up to date with our latest news along with any events and workshops email marketing@hantscf.org.uk


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Hiwcf Say Thank you and farewell to lena samuels

Lena has supported the work of the Community Foundation for eight years as a Trustee. We are grateful for her time and commitment.

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Vital Signs 

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Vital Signs report is officially launched. Please read it, share it and let us have your comments. 

Click here for details   


Annual Report and Accounts Please download a copy here

Lord Wandsworth College Foundation Awards

50 Financially Supported Boarding Opportunities for Year 7, Year 9 & Year 12 young people 

The Lord Wandsworth Foundation supports children who have lost one or both parents to board at Lord Wandsworth College, an independent boarding school in Hampshire which is renowned for its pastoral care. 

To apply please email Gill Wright:foundation@lordwandsworth.org  Closing date for applications is 30th September.


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