The Community Fund is currently closed for applications. Another round will be open in Summer 2022.
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
|ActiveNation UK Ltd||£3,633.08||Running Self Defence/Martial Arts sessions in the SO19 area||Harefield|
|Energise Me||£10,000.00||The Agency, a creative entrepreneurship programme for young people.||Bevois|
|In Focus Education & Development CIC||£14,800.00||The continuation of their project for NEET young adults which helps them gain workplace transferable skills, digital badges for their CV, and a nationally recognised qualification (Bronze Arts Award), improving their chances of entering the workforce.||Bevois|
|Lordshill Youth Project||£8,300.00||To enable the continuation of the Lordshill Youth Project, which provides a variety of services in support of young people.||Coxford|
|Monty’s Community Hub||£6,598.00||The ‘out-of-comfort-zone’ programme which aims to raise horizons for young people. Young people who usually would not have the opportunity to explore adventurous activities will be able to partake in out-of-comfort-zone activities.||Peartree|
|Somalia Women and Children Community Development Group||£15,000.00||Creating a safe space to engage youth in meaningful activities, and prevent youth involvement in crime and anti-social behaviour within the Somali community.||Bevois|
|Southampton Hub||£4,654.02||Inspire, Debate, Change programme which will deliver civic education to young people.||Bargate|
|The Veracity Recreation Ground Trust||£20,000.00||Costs to renovate and update the pavilion changing room to become a community space at Veracity Recreation Ground.||Peartree|
|Yellow Door||£7,134.00||The pilot delivery of the ‘Teen ACEs’ programme.||Portswood|
|Youth Options||£11,350.00||Expanding their open access sessions at Daisy Dip Park, supporting children and young people who live on the Flowers Estate, Southampton.||Bassett/ Swaythling|
|City Of Southampton Swimming Club (CSSC)||£5,000.00||Assisting with running costs and publicity/engagement of the City Of Southampton Swimming Club, to help rebuild membership after the pandemic.||Shirley|
|YMCA Fairthorne Group (Newtown)||£10,000.00||Supporting the delivery of dedicated youth work at at Newtown Youth & Community Centre.||Bevois|
Holy Saviour Church Bitterne
Improving and increasing the facilities available at the Church to attract more young people to their various youth groups, providing support for the community and families.
Protecting Communities Fund SHOW
|Neighbourhood Watch - Cedar Ave & Friends||£1,864.91||The purchasing of materials needed by the neighbourhood watch group to keep residents safe and prevent anti-social behaviour.||Shirley|
|Friends of Freemantle Lake Park||£20,000.00||The removal and replacement of the existing shelter at Freemantle Lake Park which currently attracts high rates of anti-social behaviour.||Freemantle|
|Sholing Valleys Study Centre||£3,850.00||The cost of fence installation to increase protection for community use at Sholing Valleys Study Centre.||Sholing|
|Friends of Bitterne Station and Friends of Cobbett Road Library||£1,386.82||Regenerating the recycling and glass bank area between Bitterne Station and Cobbett Road with creative and innovative features, to become a space that can be used to promote green behaviours and promote the work of their group.||Bitterne|
Strengthening Communities Fund SHOW
|ActiveNation UK Ltd||£1,821.50||Running a swimming programme for Muslim ladies.||Harefield|
|MHA Communities Southampton||£1,228.96||Creating a community newsletter to empower older people.||City-wide|
|Neighbourhood Watch - Growing Communities||£2,000.00||Setting up a neighbourhood watch group.||Shirley|
‘Outreach’ youth work, youth club and well-being hub provision in the Southampton City Council Wards of Millbrook, Redbridge, Coxford and Lordshill.
How to apply
Application documents will be released when the grant re-opens.
Previous webinars were held for prospective applicants on the 2 November 2021 and 7 December 2021.