New Caring Communities Grant launched

Southampton City Council have forwarded the following:

There will be a full funding newsletter next week but I wanted to give you a head start on this one as the deadline is 26 January.  We’ve just launched the Caring Communities Grant.  This is a one-off small grant scheme for projects that support residents in the city of Southampton only.

Here is a summary of the scheme plus details of information sessions we’re holding on Wednesday 3 January in the late afternoon/early evening.  As usual for our own grant schemes, the full application guidelines and application form are available on our website.

Caring Communities Grant:

Deadline: Friday 26 January 2018, at midday

Who can apply?

  • Not for profit organisations including community groups, registered charities, social enterprises, faith organisations, uniform groups (such as guides or scouts) and schools
  • Care providers (domiciliary care, extra care, residential care or nursing care) who are contracted to deliver services on behalf of Southampton City Council

How much?

Up to £5,000

What for?

The Caring Communities Grant is a one-off grant scheme offering one year grants to kick-start activities across the city that help people care for themselves and each other.

People who have good support from family and friends are more likely to stay physically and mentally healthy and independent for longer.  The aim of this grant is to develop sustainable projects that enable people to support each other in their own homes and communities or in care and nursing homes, reducing loneliness and improving both their physical health and their mental health.  It is also hoped that projects will support people who have just left hospital to help them get back on their feet quicker and reduce the likelihood of them needing to return to hospital.

The overall aim of this grant is to help reduce demand for care services, enabling the council to focus its resources on the increasing number of people with more complex needs.  To achieve this, projects must contribute to at least one of these outcomes:

  • Improved social networks, reducing loneliness
  • Increased physical activity for older people
  • Improved technological skills, particular for older people

How to apply: The full application guidelines and application form are available to download from our website,

Information sessions: We are holding information sessions on Wednesday 3 January 2018 at 4pm and 5:30pm. Each session will last 1 hour. There will be a presentation about the grant scheme followed by a Q&A session and also an opportunity to speak to someone 1:1 or in small groups about your project idea. If you would like to attend one of the information sessions, please book a place via our EventBrite page: