Community chest fund is now twice as great!

This year Southampton City Council has made £100,000 available to local community groups – double the amount from last year.

The Community Chest is the council’s small grants scheme and has been running for more than 30 years. It offers one year grants of up to £2,500 to community groups and small voluntary organisations with annual incomes of less than £250,000. This money is used for projects that benefit Southampton residents and funds a wide range of projects that contribute to the council’s priority outcomes.

Please read the application guidelines before applying, even if you have successfully applied before, as the criteria and priorities are frequently updated.

The full application guidelines and the application forms are available on the SCC website – We have both an online application form and a downloadable application form (in MSWord). For more info contact us at

The closing date for the next round is Monday 15 May, at midday.
then Wednesday 15th November, at midday.