Community Chest is the council's small grant scheme. Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available for small, volunteer led community groups.

Who can apply?

Community and voluntary organisations with an annual income of less than £250,000 supporting Southampton city residents are eligible to apply.

Organisations with an annual income of less than £50,000 have priority.

Please see our application guidelines for more information about what Community Chest can and can’t fund.

Deadline for applications

  • Friday 29 May 2020, at midday
  • Friday 30 October 2020, at midday

How to apply 

  1. Read the application guidelines to ensure your group and project are eligible for funding. 
  2. Download and save the MS Word application form to your computer. 
  3. Submit the application form and the supporting documents to the email address on the form. You can also submit the supporting documents by post if you need to.

If you have any queries about the grant scheme or application forms please contact

COVID-19 update – 28 April 2020

We have extended the deadline for applications from 15 May to 29 May. We still expect to be able to award grants for events and activities starting in September. All grant recipients will be expected to follow up-to-date Government advice on holding events and activities.