Grants available for community groups

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) are working in partnership with the National Emergencies Trust (NET) to award funding to local community and voluntary groups. Grant funding has been awarded to help those suffering hardship as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Jonathan Cheshire OBE, HIWCF Chairman said: “Coronavirus is impacting massively on the charitable sector and HIWCF is perfectly placed to distribute this emergency funding to the local groups that are working directly with the people hit hardest by the crisis. The willingness of local volunteers to help those less fortunate is inspirational and is making a huge difference to those in need.”

Jonathan continued: “Time is of the essence and more help for the most vulnerable is needed right now. We are asking local residents, families and businesses to support local communities by donating via the HIWCF website to support our ‘We’re All Together’ fund.”

Community organisations on the Island can apply for emergency grant funding from the HIWCF website