The Community Fund is currently closed for applications.
In alignment with Southampton City Council’s key priorities, this fund offers three new grant funding opportunities that will support community groups and organisations in the delivery of youth and diversionary activities, and environmental changes related to the incidence of anti-social behaviour, promoting safety and security in our neighbourhoods and communities.
The Community Fund is split into three component schemes:
Strengthening Communities Fund - £40,000 over two years will be awarded to support bids for local campaigns or projects that can help tackle crime and anti-social behaviour, and to help engage neighbours/residents in communities by joining or starting local groups or associations etc. to strengthen their role in the city. A maximum amount of £2,000 can be awarded per applicant.
Protecting Communities Fund - £100,000 across two years will be made available to support capital works which combat crime and anti-social behaviour. E.g. the removal or installation of physical assets to prevent crime. Applications for this fund must be supported by ward councillors.
Youth Fund - £280,000 across two years (2021-2023) will be awarded to support youth groups, sports groups, charities etc. in bids for time limited projects or seed funding for long-term initiatives to engage with youth to address anti-social behaviour. A maximum amount of £20,000 can be awarded per year/per applicant.
See below for the full list of organisations that have received funding in the first round of the Community Fund:
Youth Fund SHOW
Protecting Communities Fund SHOW
Strengthening Communities Fund SHOW
Previous webinars were held for prospective applicants on the 2 November 2021 and 7 December 2021.