The community grants scheme awards discretionary grants to support a range of voluntary and community organisations. These organisations provide services and activities to directly benefit local people and meet our priorities and objectives.
You can apply for as grant if you are a:
Community grants will not apply to:
There are 2 types of community grants we fund:
Funding is limited and we continue to receive numerous applications. All applications will be reviewed against the eligibility criteria and where this is met, applicants will be invited to present and discuss their application.
Please read our community grant criteria before making your application.
The closing date for applications is 30 September 2021.
Capital grants are one-off grants for the construction of new buildings or facilities, or extending, renovating or adapting existing buildings.
We will award a grant of up to 50% of the total cost of the project, with a maximum award of £100,000.
Full funding must be in place before an award is made.
Any grant awarded must be used for the specified purpose and will be subject to a funding agreement.
We will not fund an organisation that is in poor financial health.
All works must be completed within two years.
Revenue grants are for annual running costs of an organisation with delivering their community service or programmes that support and benefit residents of the New Forest District Council area.
Applications below £600 are not eligible and the maximum award is £35,000.
Applications below £600 should be directed to your local district councillor.
Should you have any queries about making an application please contact Jamie Burton by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone on 02380 284551 or Ryan Stevens at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 023 80 285693.