Text size

WELCOME TO THE HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

We are an independent charitable Foundation that connects donors to the local causes and charities they care about, and we have built investments totalling £11 million for the long term benefit of local communities across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We specialise in awarding grants to smaller, lesser known charities and community groups who offer the support, services and activities that can really make a difference to local people's lives.

Over the past eight years we have distributed more than £7.3 million in small grants to support over 2,000 community projects for local people of all ages.

To learn more about community foundations and their role in local communities please contact us for more information. 
Contact Us

 

UKCF - Logo Accredited By 1

 

HOUSE OF LORDS SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT ON CHARITIES

Please click below to read the House of Lords Select Committee recommendations on charities: 

http://d17vezifcaj792.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/170326-HoL-recommendations.pdf

 

Surviving _Winter _logo _final

 

help keep older and vulnerable people warm this winter

 

HIWCF are asking people to donate their 'Winter Fuel Payment' if they are able, or to simply make a much needed donation to help out those older people vulnerable to fuel poverty in our local communities.

 

All funds raised are recycled directly to those most in need of help, to ensure they can afford to stay warm, eat well and remain mobile during the coldest months, as well as providing practical help to assist with attending doctors' appointments, essential shopping visits and maintaining an active social life helping to prevent loneliness and isolation.

 

For some people it is a choice between eating a meal or heating their home and HIWCF encourages people to donate generously to the Surviving Winter Campaign via The Big Give: 

 https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/donation/to/5629/hampshire-and-isle-of-wight-community-foundation

 

 

 

CAF UK Giving Report 2017

 

Please click below for latest overview of charitable giving in UK.

 

CAF UK Giving 2017

 

 

Cyber Essentials Logo

 

 

cyber essentials

 

Following the recent Cybercrime seminar in Portsmouth, if your organisation would like to apply for a grant towards gaining Cyber Essentials accreditation, to gain good basic protection from the most common types of internet threats, please download your application form here. The closing date for applications is 28th April 2017.


 

Fareshare   HCC Logo

 

FARESHARE IN HAMPSHIRE

 

As part of Local Welfare Assistance (LWA), £200,000 has been invested in a scheme to help extend the reach of FareShare across Hampshire.

 

Community groups and organisations who provide breakfast clubs, meals, food parcels, cookery lessons etc. for vulnerable groups and low income families, can sign up to FareShare in Hampshire for a monthly fee and collect FareShare food boxes to provide nutritious food at a fraction of the retail price.

 

Please click here for more details.