Funding and Grants

Southampton Voluntary Services is committed to helping charities, groups and organisations within the City's voluntary sector to acquire the funding and support needed to continue their work. Below is a list of the current funding opportunities, news and updates in Southampton.

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June Funding Bulletin

Southampton City Council have released their June Funding Bulletin: Welcome to your June funding bulletin.  Highlights this month include: Ford Britain Trust – community grants Greggs Foundation – community grants and environment grants Suez Communities Trust – capital funding for community buildings and spaces Youth Music Network – for youth music grants, pretty much what

SVS release our updated Small Grant Guide

As part of our commitment to supporting local charitable groups and voluntary organisations, Southampton Voluntary Services has released our updated Small Grant Guide for 2017. This booklet is provided as a free resource for voluntary groups working in Southampton. Within there is information on a large selection of different grants and funding options for community and

Fundraising Regulator opens registration to registered Charities

The Fundraising Regulator has now opened its registration system to charities registered in England and Wales that fall below the £100,000 fundraising levy threshold. This has come as part of a stepped process that saw levy payers registered from October 2016 and former FRSB members registered from February 2017.

Share your views about community development in the city

Southampton City Council want to hear from community groups in the city, including residents and tenants associations, scout and guide groups, faith organisations, youth clubs, parent and toddler groups, community sports clubs, arts and crafts groups, health and wellbeing groups, etc. – any group that is working to make their local community (and the city)

May Funding Bulleting

Every  month Southampton City Council release a funding opportunity newsletter that details: Funding opportunities with deadlines in the next 6-8 weeks Ongoing funding – funds you can apply to anytime or have rolling deadlines These newsletters helped bring in over £800,000 for Southampton projects in 2016/17 Download May 2017 Funding Opportunities Newsletter Download Ongoing Funding Opportunities

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

New Big Lottery (BL) Reaching Communities Forms and Guidance

Most of you will be aware that BL have refreshed and shortened the programme guidance and stage 1 application form for Reaching Communities recently. Most people are submitting their applications on the new form now, but we have introduced a deadline for the old version of the form and will no longer be accepting this

Funding Congratulations

Congratulations to five local groups who have been successful in the first round of applications to HIOWCF Solent Community Grants Programme which aims to increase prospects for unemployed and economically inactive people. This programme has been created by Solent Local Economic Partnership and is supported by European Social Fund, HIOWCF donors, HCC , PCC and