1 June 2023

Funding Opportunities

Hampshire Playing Fields Fund

The aim of this grant programme is to fund local provision that helps people to access outdoor spaces and sporting opportunities, enabling them to participate in games, sports, and physical activity. Hampshire Playing Fields Fund offers 12-month grants of £500-£2,500 for not-for-profit community organisations. The fund will only make grants to organisations based in AND supporting work within Hampshire (including Portsmouth and Southampton) and the Isle of Wight.

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Young Peoples Programme 

The Foundation is keen to support young people who are facing difficult challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportunities. 

Particularly young people aged 12-21 who are socially excluded or marginalised; whose experiences can be hidden or less well known; and whose voices are often erased or ignored. 

The Foundation is not looking to fund general youth provision due to the limitation of available resource, but will consider both core or project funding of organisations whose work aligns with the aim of the programme. 

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What does the MCF fund? 

Our current funding categories are: 

  • Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people 
  • Reducing isolation in later life 
  • PhD studentships in medical research 
  • Hospice support 

Who can apply for a grant? 

The MCF only supports charities registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, or the relevant Central registry of the respective Guernsey, Jersey or Isle of Man’s government. 

How much can I apply for? 

For the small grant programme, grants can be £1,000 to £5,000 per year for up to 3 years. 

Large grants usually range from £10,000 to £60,000. They can be awarded over one to three years. 

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Need support finding funding? Our Community Development Team is here to help.

Like to increase your skills in sourcing funds? We have Training Courses for you.

Need some help or advice?

Whether you need to know how to find local support groups or who to turn to for advice, our searchable Help and Support Directory is an easy to use list of Hampshire Community Services.

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