Basingstoke and Deane Pride in Place Fund

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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:

  • demonstrate and evidence that projects and activities have clear social and economic benefits for residents of the borough and that there is a real community need for the project or activities
  • detail what the funding will be used for
  • have clear measurable outputs and outcomes and explain what difference the project will make to local residents’ living environment and/or quality of life

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.

PDF document Pride in Place Fund - criteria and guidance for applicants(PDF) [233 kb]

How to apply

Organisations interested in applying to the Pride in Place Fund will need to contact 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:

  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 from 6pm to 8pm
  • Monday 23 October from 12pm to 2pm

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 with your contact details and your selected date/time.

All other enquiries should also be sent to


Stage Date
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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