Solent Community Grants Programme





Just 3 weeks to go until Round 3 of the Solent Community Grants Programme closes for Applications.

Closing date for Round 3 of Grant Applications is Friday 16th June 2017.

This programme has been created by Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and Round 3 is supported by the European Social Fund (ESF), HIWCF fundholders, Hampshire County Council and Portsmouth City Council. The fund provides grants of £10,000 to £30,000 to organisations working in the Solent LEP area who are able to reach and work with economically inactive individuals with complex barriers to employment, enabling them to move closer or into employment.

The grants are available for projects running between 1st October 2017 and 31st March 2018.

Round 3 has £213,000 available for applications specifically targeting inactive participants, this includes people who are not currently seeking work and not currently available to work such as long-term sick, people with disabilities, and those caring for family, moving them into job searching or employment.

Only projects directly benefitting Solent LEP residents within Hampshire and Portsmouth will be funded.

Please apply online via

Please refer to the Criteria and Guidance Notes prior to completing an application.

If you would like any guidance about the application process or to discuss your project idea please contact
Guy Clayton, Contracts Manager, on 01256 362066 or email

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