The Kenwood Community Fund will focus on local community projects that address the challenges of health, nutrition and wellbeing. This fund will give priority to the smaller charities and community groups that have incomes of less than £100k but Kenwood would like to hear from other local charities with innovative projects that are making a real difference.
The fund will provide small grants up-to £7,500 which can be used in one year or over a two year period if it is a new initiative. Priority will be given to those groups supporting the most disadvantaged in their communities.
Size of Grants
Minimum of £500
Maximum of £7500
Groups based & active in
Poverty & Disadvantage
Education & Training
Health & Wellbeing
Sports & Recreation
Grants available for the following purposes:
Local charities and community groups (registered and unregistered)
Community clubs such as youth clubs, sports clubs and luncheon clubs
Community Interest Communities (for start-up project costs only)
Community Interest Organisations
New groups for start-up costs and second year funding
All organisations to have an annual income of less than £100k
Kenwood Ltd will support diverse initiatives aimed at improving health, healthy eating, nutrition, cooking and general wellbeing.
Acceptable Project Examples
Priority will be given to:
Start-up funds for health, nutrition and wellbeing programmes for new groups, CICs CIOs
Projects that will involve communities to tackle local health and wellbeing issues
Existing and new local groups that involve both social interaction and exercise for older people for example: regular tea dances, walking groups and exercise classes. All activities must include exercise and time for refreshments and a chat.
Exercise groups and classes for all ages targeted at those who are unfit and/or suffering from obesity. Classes to include time to talk as well as exercise.
Projects that engage communities and raise awareness of the benefits of good nutrition and easy and simple ways to have a healthy diet. This could include cookery and garden projects; projects teaching older men to eat well; youth projects; or projects supporting homeless people who have recently been housed.
Community befriending and support groups for those suffering with mental health problems or those who are isolated.
Neighbourly schemes that build community cohesion and keep people safer.
Venue hire and equipment to operate well-being, health and nutrition training such as cookery equipment, furniture, training materials.
These only a few examples of what are considered acceptable projects.
Organisations NOT based in Hampshire
Projects NOT active in Havant and Surrounding area
Organisation with unrestricted reserves of more than 12 months running costs
Organisations with income >£100k but will consider innovation from larger groups
Capital building projects
Application from individuals
Public bodies: local authorities or schools
Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
Any party political activity
Funding of salaries
Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system.