The Basingstoke and Deane Pride in Place Fund (the Fund) aims to support local not-for-profit organisations with delivering new and innovative projects that will enhance the living environment and quality of life of residents of the borough of Basingstoke and Deane.
It is a flexible fund that provides both capital and revenue funding. Projects will need to have clear and measurable social and economic benefits for the residents of Basingstoke and Deane and will need to address clearly evidenced community needs.
The Pride in Place Fund is funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
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 - UK Shared prosperity fund prospectus.
The Fund is open to any not-for-profit community or voluntary sector organisation or group delivering activities or operating and managing community facilities in the borough of Basingstoke and Deane.
Applications to the scheme will need to:
Please note that this scheme will fund capital projects, including improvements to premises and facilities as long as these improvements clearly support the aims of the fund.
The downloadable guide for applicants provides more detail on eligibility, the application process and what information and documents are required.
Organisations interested in applying to the Pride in Place Fund will need to contact email@example.com to arrange a conversation to discuss their project ideas. If the project is deemed eligible, organisations will then be sent an application form for them to complete.
Information webinars to present the Fund to prospective applicants will be held on:
It will cover the aims and objectives of the Fund, priorities for funding eligibility criteria and the application process. Prospective applicants will also have the opportunity to ask any question they may have about the Fund.
To register to attend a webinar, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details and your selected date/time.
All other enquiries should also be sent to email@example.com
|Scheme opens for application||Monday 9 October 2023|
|Deadline for application||Sunday 19 November 2023|
|Completion of evaluation and assessment of applications||Friday 8 December 2023|
|Notification of outcome to applicants||Monday 11 December 2023|
|Deadline for return of grant agreements||Friday 5 January 2024|
|Start of activities||January 2024|
|End of activities and funding||28 February 2025|
|Final progress report due||31 March 2025|
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