October 2017 Funding Bulletin

Every month Southampton City Council releases a bulletin highlighting local and national funding opportunities.

The full funding bulletin can be accessed by clicking here.

Highlights:

Have your say – We’ve been producing the funding bulletins for 6 years now and thought it was a good time for them to be refreshed.  We’ve set up a short online survey about what you like and don’t like about the bulletins.  Your thoughts will help shape the funding bulletins for the next 6 years, to ensure we continue to bring you the right information, in the right way, to support you to find funding for your group.  Please complete the survey online by Thursday 5 October 2017:

https://southamptoncitycouncil.researchfeedback.net/wh/s.asp?k=150592148934

If you have any queries about the survey please contact me at grants@southampton.gov.uk

Community Chest – A shout out for our own grant scheme this month, Community Chest, which offers small grants of up to £2,500 for projects that benefit City of Southampton residents.  We support all sorts of community projects.  If you’re a community group in the city you’re probably doing something that is eligible for funding.  The closing date is slightly earlier this year, 31 October 2017.  The full application guidelines (and please do read the guidelines before applying) and the application form are available on our website: http://www.southampton.gov.uk/people-places/grants-funding/community-chest.aspx

Community Safety Partnership Grants – The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire has launched a new funding scheme designed to support critical local issues that cannot wait for the annual funding schemes.  In Southampton, applications championed by Southampton Safe City Partnership and approved by the OPCC will receive grants up to a maximum value of £3,000.

Please be aware that in the first instance expressions of interest for Southampton based projects (i.e. those that will support residents within the Southampton City Council boundaries) will need to go via the Southampton Safe City Partnership, and as such should be sent to kate.rowlandson@southampton.gov.uk to collate.  The expressions of interest will be shared with Safe City partners on a regular basis, and those that receive positive feedback will be assigned lead partners to work alongside applicants (in line with this attached procedure).

There is currently no deadline for these applications but they are being advertised as 2017/18 grants and so given the finite nature of the pot, if a project has already been scoped and developed it may well be worth submitting it early on in the process.

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