Funding to the Community and Voluntary Sector

Cost of Living Community Fund

The council and the Greenham Trust have teamed together to launch the Cost of Living Community Fund.

Any not-for-profit community or voluntary organisation or group located in the borough can now apply for up to £5,000 of funding to help them provide services and activities to support residents of Basingstoke and Deane affected by the rising cost of living.

Applications to the Fund will need to demonstrate clearly how the funding will help borough residents with the rising cost of living, provide evidence there is a real community need for what the funding is being sought for and have clear measurable outcomes.

Examples of activities and services organisations can apply for funding for include:

  • Providing advice and assistance with financial and debt management
  • Providing emergency food supplies or essential household items
  • Providing mental health support to those residents facing crisis due to the rising cost of living
  • Supporting residents with better energy use and energy efficiency
  • Supporting residents with reducing food waste

Deadline to submit an application is Tuesday 17 January 2023.

More information on the scheme and on how to apply can be found at Cost of Living Community Fund North Hampshire - The Good Exchange

For enquiries and questions about the Cost of Living Community Fund, please email Grants team

Community and Voluntary Sector Grants Scheme

The council provides grant funding to a range of voluntary and community sector organisations (VCSOs) to improve the wellbeing of local residents. Grant funding is an important way for the council to acknowledge and support the contribution community and voluntary sector organisations make to the borough. Funding needs to be allocated carefully, fairly and equitably so that it has the most impact and gets the best outcomes for residents.

Details of the grants currently awarded can be found in the document below.

PDF document Full list of grant recipients 2022-23(PDF) [25 kb]

Strengthening Communities Grant Scheme

The Strengthening Communities Grant Scheme aims to enable local community and voluntary sector organisations to access funding to support them with building capacity and resilience.

The scheme is funded by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and operated and managed by Basingstoke Voluntary Action on behalf of the council.

Details of the grants awarded for round 1 and 2 can be found in the documents below.

PDF document Strengthening Communities grant recipients round 1 2022-23(PDF) [115 kb]

PDF document Strengthening Communities grant recipients round 2 2022-23(PDF) [61 kb]

Any enquiries about the scheme should be directed to Basingstoke Voluntary Action by emailing grants@bvaction.org.uk or calling 01256 423816.

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