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Sustainable communities

Our vision is of a society in Hampshire & Isle of Wight where local people actively seek to help the vulnerable people in their communities who are disadvantaged, suffer discrimination or are socially excluded as a result of homelessness, loneliness, poverty, age, poor education, ethnicity, unemployment or as a result of physical or mental ill health.

Philanthropy and grant funding are important in helping this vision come to life. Click on the Egan Wheel to find out what makes communities sustainable. 


Localgiving.com offers local community groups the chance to raise awareness and fundraise online by creating your own webpage. 

During the year there may be Match Funding promotions enabling groups to double their donations.

All community groups registered with Localgiving.com are eligible to receive Gift Aid, even if you are not registered with the Charity Commission. 

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As sources of funding have become increasingly overstretched in the current economic environment, larger charities with specialist resources at their disposal have moved some of their fundraising budget towards social media and online fundraising. 

We recognise that many smaller charities and community groups are disadvantaged by their size and ability to utilise social media and online fundraising. Thanks to funding from Blagrave Trust, HIWCF has run an initiative to help small groups understand social media. Through a series of practical workshops across the county, HIWCF has supported many small groups get online and use social media in their fundraising, while HIWCF workshops have covered Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, You tube, creating a website and e-newsletters.

For more information please click the button below. 
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Following the recent Cybercrime seminar in Portsmouth, if your organisation would like to apply for a grant towards gaining Cyber Essentials accreditation, to gain good basic protection from the most common types of internet threats, please download your application form here. The closing date for applications is 28th April 2017.


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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.