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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 £10 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 £5 million in small grants to support over 2,000 community projects for local people of all ages.

Click here to see all 2014 grants awarded 

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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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solent community grants programme

The new £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.

Apply here before 23rd September 2016.

free cybercrime workshop 

Free Cybercrime workshop for charities, Thursday 10th November 2016, Winchester. Click here for more information.

staff vacancy

HIWCF is looking for part-time Grant Assessors for the Solent Community Grant Programme, please click here for more information.