Grants introduction

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council provides grants, funding and a range of support services to various voluntary and community sector organisations (VCSOs) to improve the general wellbeing of local residents.

We believe that VCSOs have the skills and abilities to provide locally needed services in an effective and efficient manner, providing maximum value for local residents. Additional benefits of building social capital or engaging people with their own communities through volunteering simply reinforces the importance of this approach.

Borough council grants/funding schemes

The council operates many different grant schemes to support its local communities and help achieve its priorities. Each scheme has different aims and criteria and the following links provide further information:

Click here for Community Heritage and Environment Fund (CHEF)

Click here for Leisure Grants and Have your Say Community Grant

Click here for Housing Grants (Disabled Facilities, Home Repair Assistance, Renovation)

Click here for Community Plan Grants

The council currently provides a budget of approximately £2.2m to organisations which contribute to the wellbeing of the borough's residents through its various core funding streams.  Of this £468,000 has been allocated through Voluntary Sector Support Funding.  The council enjoys a positive working relationship with these partners and the funding is provided through Funding Agreements.

The organisations are supported to provide, in most cases, direct services to our residents so please feel free to use the contact details noted to make an enquiry yourself.

The organisations being supported from 2013 to 2015 are listed in the document below, together with a brief description of the services they provide and general contact details.

Whilst the borough council supports these organisations it should be noted that they are independent, autonomous organisations and the council is not directly responsible for the quality of services provided.  If you are dissatisfied (or indeed satisfied) with the services please contact the manager of the organisation directly in the first instance and not the borough council.

Information on how organisations can apply for funding from April 2015 onwards will be made available here in Autumn 2014.