£65k Community Fund now open

We’re committed to investing in our communities. Which is why we have a £65,000 Community Fund available to help make your community a bette

We open the Community Fund for applications three times a year. You can apply for up to £3,000 to support a project in one of our communities.

So far this year we’ve awarded £9,000 to 15 organisations across our communities, including:

  • Solent Sports FC to provide free access to a youth football club in Southampton.

  • Marvels & Meltdowns to improve a charity building and enable additional activities to be delivered in Gosport.

  • Baby Necessities who provide children’s car seats and travel systems to isolated families in south Hampshire.

  • The Friends of Hardway to support their summer programme for families in Gosport.

The next opportunity to apply is from 1 July to 9 September. And the final one will be 1 December 2021 to 9 February 2022.

Applications will be considered by our funding panel, which is made up of customers. And we’ll share whether you’ve been successful within four weeks of the closing date.

We welcome applications from local, voluntary organisations and community groups. We can also consider those from small charities and not for profit organisations.

We’re proud of the difference our Community Fund makes. It’s one way we can help drive change, transform our communities, and provide opportunities.

It’s what our Community Strategy and £15m investment is all about – empowering communities, improving health and wellbeing and securing employment opportunities.

To find out more, and get an application form, email community.fund@abri.co.uk.