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Grants available for projects to improve residents’ lives

News release 9853, published on 14 Dec 2020
Local community and voluntary groups in Basingstoke and Deane can now apply for grants of up to £20,000 to deliver projects to help improve residents’ lives and support the borough’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council has launched a new round of Community and Voluntary Sector Programme Grant funding which aims to support local organisations with delivering programmes to help meet the council’s priorities and make a real difference to residents living in the borough.

The council recognises the importance of voluntary and community organisations across the borough and working closely together will be an important part of the borough’s recovery and ongoing impact of COVID-19 for residents and businesses.

To help with this, this year’s scheme is aimed at supporting one-year projects which:

• Promote community cohesion and inclusion
• Promote community resilience
• Help young people maximise their potential
• Support people who face barriers to employment
• Promote mental and physical wellbeing.

Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships Cllr Simon Bound said: “The ongoing impact of COVID-19 has made this a tough year for everyone and it has been truly overwhelming to see the amazing strength of community spirit we have in our wonderful borough.

“This is something we want to build upon in the future and we are keen to work with local organisations to ensure our collective work makes the biggest difference to residents’ lives and allows them to get involved in activities in thriving communities across the borough.

“I am looking forward to hearing from organisations who would like to help us improve the lives of borough residents.”

The application window for the grant scheme will close on Thursday 14 January at 5pm.

A final decision on successful applications will be considered by the Cabinet in March 2021.

For further information on the scheme and to apply, please visit


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