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.

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

Deadline for applications

Applications for the first round of Community Chest funding have now closed. A second round will be announced later in the year.

For information about other grants available, please check our monthly bulletin.

If you have applied for Community Chest funding you will be contacted in due course with an update on your application.

Existing grant holders

Please see the monitoring your grant page for details of what to do when your grant ends.