Call for nominations: Hampshire High Sheriff Awards

The High Sheriff of Hampshire is calling for public servants, individuals, volunteers, charities and community organisations to submit their nominations to the High Sheriff Community Awards 2023-24, to celebrate the good work of those making Hampshire a safer place to live. Hosted by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation, the High Sheriff Awards are […]

More than £152K distributed to Hampshire and Isle of Wight community groups

Twenty small and grassroot charities and community groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been given a huge funding boost this month, with grants totalling £152,493 awarded by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF). Grants of up to £10,000 were awarded from the Including Communities Fund to support organisations working to […]

Rebuilding lives, one night at a time

The Winchester Beacon has been providing vital and safe temporary accommodation to people experiencing homelessness in Hampshire for more than 30 years. As well as providing a safe place to stay, it gives each resident the opportunity to access personalised one-to-one support to help them navigate their way out of homelessness. The Winchester Beacon accommodates […]

Young people involved in social action via #iWill Fund

A group of young people, supported by Network Ryde (Ryde Town Council’s Youth Service), has appointed artist Gaz from IdolMind to make public art for Ryde town centre that will highlight environmental issues and raise awareness of the Island’s Biosphere status. The young people, aged between 11 and 17, want to make Ryde a better […]

Hampshire High Sheriff Awards Recognise Those Going ‘Beyond The Call Of Duty’ 

Above: Hampshire High Sheriff Award recipients with the High Sheriff, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, and Cllr Hugh Mason, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and HIWCF Trustee. More images available in the gallery here using the password: win2023 The High Sheriff of Hampshire, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, has announced the 22 recipients receiving commendations for their great work in […]

Changing lives through performing arts

Blue Apple Theatre is a creative company that supports performers with learning disabilities to develop theatre, dance, singing and film productions from its base in Winchester. Through producing high quality creative material, it aims to challenge prejudice and transform the lives of people with a learning disability. The not-for-profit was awarded £29,850 from the Including […]

Supporting our region’s veterans

Veterans Outreach Support (VOS) is an award-winning, UK registered charity that provides a welcoming and relaxed setting where UK veterans and family members can drop in for confidential social or psychological support. The VOS Mission Statement is, ‘To meet the welfare, wellbeing and mental health needs of veterans’, including spouses and partners. The charity’s HQ […]

Helping grassroots organisations during cost-of-living crisis

The Community Laundry Liphook is a charitable organisation established to help the elderly, disabled people and short term incapacitated people of Liphook and the surrounding villages. The group was awarded a grant of £1,000 as part of HIWCF’s Cost of Living Crisis Fund in 2022. The Community Laundry was established approximately twenty years ago when […]