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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 million in small grants to support over 2,000 community projects for local people of all ages.

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high sheriff of hampshire awards 2016/17 now open


The High Sheriff Community Awards are a mark of distinction and recognition given to public servants, individual volunteers or community groups based in Hampshire, who are making a significant contribution to their communities. The focus will be on law and order related projects with a particular emphasis on those that enhance safety and cohesion in our communities. Please download your form here to make your nomination.


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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.

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Please take a look at the Hampshire County Council's new Supportive Communities video on the link below:



You are invited to join us at our Seeing Is Believing visits at 10am on Friday 28th October at Winchester Street Dance Academy and Friends of the Family, Winchester. Please email marketing@hantscf.org if you would like more information.


FREE CYBER-CRIME Workshop for charities

Free Cyber-Crime Workshop to help keep your charity safe, on Thursday 10th November 2016, at 9.30am-12noon, at YMCA, St John's House Winchester. Now taking bookings, please register here.


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Round 2 of the £1 million Solent Community Grants Programme provides grants of £10,000-£30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area who are able to reach and work with individuals facing complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer to or into employment.

Funds open on 1st November 2016.