Apply for community grant, HSF

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Community and voluntary organisations, town, parish and community councils can apply for grant funding to support local initiatives tailored to local need, helping to provide vulnerable families with food, utilities and keeping warm

Applications are open from:

  • 19 June to 7 July 2023
  • 18 August to 29 September 2023
  • 22 January to 9 February 2024

Who can apply?

Organisations wishing to apply for a grant must be a registered community or voluntary sector organisation, including town, parish and community councils, charities, faith groups, schools, colleges, and early years settings.

An Isle of Wight Council cross-directorate evaluation panel will meet following the application window to consider applications for funding and will contact applicants directly with the outcome of their application. Approved applications will be funded in approximately 1 week of the panel decision following receipt of the full, signed agreement.

We will be proactively encouraging groups that work with rough sleepers and supported living to apply for this grant in order to target households struggling with the cost of food and utilities.

Organisations needing to support an emergency or crisis can apply for funding outside of these grant windows.

How to apply

Read the guidance document first, before completing the application form.

  • IOW community grant guidance
  • IOW community grant application form

If your application is approved, you will need to return a signed copy of the community grant agreement.

Applicants must also ensure that their intended project does not duplicate existing sources of support put in place through the HSF programme.  They must also confirm that the required reporting is submitted by the requested deadlines.

Urgent Support

In exceptional circumstances, if an organisation is supporting a household in crisis and needs a more urgent allocation, applications will be considered outside of these dates. Please read the guidance document before applying.

  • IOW community grant crisis application form