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Sustainable communities

Our vision is of a society in Hampshire & Isle of Wight where local people actively seek to help the vulnerable people in their communities who are disadvantaged, suffer discrimination or are socially excluded as a result of homelessness, loneliness, poverty, age, poor education, ethnicity, unemployment or as a result of physical or mental ill health.

Philanthropy and grant funding are important in helping this vision come to life. Click on the Egan Wheel to find out what makes communities sustainable. 


Localgiving.com offers local community groups the chance to raise awareness and fundraise online by creating your own webpage. 

During the year there may be Match Funding promotions enabling groups to double their donations.

All community groups registered with Localgiving.com are eligible to receive Gift Aid, even if you are not registered with the Charity Commission. 

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As sources of funding have become increasingly overstretched in the current economic environment, larger charities with specialist resources at their disposal have moved some of their fundraising budget towards social media and online fundraising. 

We recognise that many smaller charities and community groups are disadvantaged by their size and ability to utilise social media and online fundraising. Thanks to funding from Blagrave Trust, HIWCF has run an initiative to help small groups understand social media. Through a series of practical workshops across the county, HIWCF has supported many small groups get online and use social media in their fundraising, while HIWCF workshops have covered Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, You tube, creating a website and e-newsletters.

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general data protection rules (gdpr) compliance

We have recently sent out a Survey Monkey message requesting your permission for HIWCF to hold your information on our database, please could you reply to this by 1st September 2017.

Please contact hiwcfdata@hantscf.org.uk to withdraw (opt-out) from contact.



Please click here to download HIWCF Annual Satisfaction Survey results from the last three years.


grants available for youth mental health projects, PLEASE apply here before 21st july 2017 


For more information about Youth and Mental Health, please click here.


Government, major employers and national charities have endorsed the importance of attention and energy sharply focused on evidence-based programmes offering advice and help on youth mental health problems including depression, anxiety and stress. We believe there is a need to link complementary approaches to the promotion and protection of youth mental health through prevention and treatment. 

In January 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May spoke about how the government is planning to transform mental health support in this country, please click here to download and read her comments on mental health.