Community Chest

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.

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

Deadline for applications

Monday 24 June 2022, at midnight.

How to apply

  1. Read the application guidelines to ensure your group and project are eligible for funding
  2. Download and save the 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
Document Type Size
Community Chest Application Guidelines 2022pdf403.5 KB
Community Chest Application Form 2022docx66.6 KB

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

Existing grant holders

For details of what to do when your grant ends please see the monitoring your grant page.