We’re All Together – VIVID Coronavirus Fund

Coronavirus has caused severe distress, loneliness and economic hardship for many local people, who are self-isolating, unwell or unable to get out of the house to get to work, shop for essentials, or collect medicines.

VIVID has joined up with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) to donate £125,000 to the many fantastic local community groups supporting older and vulnerable people affected by coronavirus. The fund will prioritise those organisations and groups who will be providing support to Vivid Residents to help with tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking and a friendly voice to make people feel less isolated and more connected.


prioritising those organisations who will be providing support to Vivid residents

Click here to access the application form, once Completed forms should be returned to: partnerships@vividhomes.co.uk


  • Our best endeavours are to review and give a decision on applications within 2 working days.
  • Grants transferred direct to bank account

Should you have any questions, please call the VIVID Team on 01256 312858 or leave a message and we will call you back.

Status:   Open
Opening Date:   31 Mar 2020
Closing Date: 
Minimum Grant:   £ 1000
Maximum Grant:   £ 10000

Causes: Multiple Issues & Causes, Poverty & Disadvantage


General Eligibility

Projects must be completed in three months.

Funds available to support charities and community groups that are supporting vulnerable Vivid Residents during the current crisis.

Voluntary and community organisations, including but not limited to:

  • Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations
  • Constituted organisations and non-registered charities
  • Community interest companies and community benefit societies
  • Parish and town councils (if the funded activity is not deemed part of their statutory duties)
  • Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs)

Churches and other religious organisations (if the funded activity is not deemed to be proselytising)

Target Beneficiaries

Vulnerable people of all ages

Acceptable Projects

  • Organisations that support the ongoing needs of vulnerable people to ensure that their health and wellbeing is maintained
  • Organisations in support of activities that relieve pressure on local statutory services, particularly emergency or health and social care provision, or compliment their response
  • Groups and activities that support vulnerable people self-isolating (the elderly, people with pre-existing medical conditions etc)
  • Support for foodbanks and organisations working to combat hardship caused by the pandemic including child hunger
  • Community response coordination
  • Organisations or informal groups that have been specifically established to respond to the crisis
  • Volunteer costs for new and existing organisations responding to the effect of the crisis
  • Additional costs of working remotely and adapting services delivered in the wider community
  • Additional support as required for emotional support, mental health and bereavement support



  • Grants that are solely for the provision of bursaries to individuals or families
  • Applications from individuals
  • Organisations NOT based and active in Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton
  • Capital building projects
  • Statutory bodies such as schools, city and county councils or health institutions
  • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
  • National charities
  • Any party-political activity
  • Commercial ventures
  • Proselytising activities, ie active promotion of a specific religion or belief system