HIWCF Funds Now Open!

Please take a look at our website to see if your organisation is eligible for a grant. For a quick view of the locations covered by the funds below, please go to http://www.hiwcf.com/grants/


The Ford Southampton Community Fund supports projects in Eastleigh and Southampton with grants of up to £6,000, that help disenfranchised young people to learn new technical skills, for example: mechanics, 3D graphics, carpentry, metal work, bricklaying, stores and logistics.



Montagu Neville Durnford and Saint Leo Cawthan Memorial Trust provides grants of up to 5,000 to Portsmouth organisations, with a preference to support those over 50 years old, particularly with links to the Naval services. Projects focusing on helping those with disabilities or struggling with poverty and disadvantage will be considered, together with those encouraging community development and social inclusion.



Portsmouth City Community Fund provides grants of £500-£5,000 in Portsmouth City, to support a wide range of beneficiaries including young people and older people, focusing on health and disability, medical research and general community projects in Portsmouth City. Applications may also demonstrate disadvantage and need in the greater Portsmouth area.



MACE Education Trust awards grants of up to £400 for Hampshire residents (excluding Portsmouth and Southampton) to support the advancement of education for students aged 18-25 years. Grants are primarily for students on or due to start a course of Higher Education which includes drama or poetry. Scholarships may also be awarded to students formerly in the care of Hampshire County Council for them to pursue a course of Higher Education in any suitable subject.



#iwill is a Youth Social Action Fund awarding grants of £1,000-£5,000 across all of Hampshire and Isle of Wight, which encourage young people aged between 10 and 20 (up to 25 for disabled young people) to lead change and make a positive contribution to their communities. Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference in their local area. http://www.hiwcf.com/funds/youth-social-action/


Hampshire Old Industrial & Reformatory Schools provides grants in Hampshire of up to £500 for those who have been in care with Hampshire County Council and are seeking further education. A young person who has obtained the qualification needed to further their chosen career may also be eligible for financial assistance.



Dayas Music Scholarship grants of up to £600 are available for musicians, particularly older individuals, in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.  Grants will cover tuition costs for an individual which will allow them to progress their own music abilities, particularly if the tuition will also benefit a wider group, e.g. those performing in hospitals, schools or for other community events. Scholarships can cover tuition for playing an instrument, singing, conducting or composition.



Michael Austin Harlick Sports Awards provide grants of up to £1,000 to sport organisations in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton towards the cost of awards that recognise the sporting achievements of young people in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton, and are available to help with the purchase of challenge cups, individual medals, team award and colours.



Red Funnel has established a ‘Travel Support Scheme’ to support voluntary and community groups based on the Isle of Wight and Hampshire. The scheme can help groups by contributing towards travelling across the Solent on Red Funnel vehicle ferries and Red Jet services.



Please apply online before 13th July 2018, we look forward to hearing from you. If you have any queries, please contact grantsadmin@hiwcf.com

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