This scheme is now closed for applications.
With rising energy prices and inflation, many residents are facing significant challenges with the cost of living. The council recognises that many local community and voluntary organisations play a key role in supporting residents in need or facing difficult financial situations.
To support the sector with providing additional assistance to those residents who need it, the council launched the Cost of Living Community Fund, which is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information visit GOV.UK website.
The Cost of Living Community Fund was open to any not-for-profit community or voluntary sector organisation or group operating and delivering services in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane.
Applications to the scheme needed to:
Please note that this scheme is to fund small capital costs linked to the delivery of the activities aimed at supporting residents. However, significant physical improvements or changes to premises and facilities are not eligible under this scheme.
Examples of activities and services organisations could apply for funding for included:
All enquiries about the scheme and application process should also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
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