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 […]

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 […]

Grant helps young people move on

The Moving On Project is a Fareham-based mental health charity providing counselling services for young people in the Fareham, Gosport and surrounding areas. Established in 1995, the organisation relies solely on grants and donations and many of the qualified counsellors are volunteers. In the period between April 2019 and March 2020 The Moving On Project […]

Core costs covered for Yellow Door

Yellow Door, a Southampton-based charity working to prevent sexual and domestic abuse, was awarded £2,229.90 from HIWCF to help with core costs.  Kirsty Rawlinson, Head of Partnership and Community Development at Yellow Door said: “Covid-19, lockdowns and re-occurring restrictions over recent years has drastically increased the risks for victims and survivors. We have experienced a […]

Michael Austin Harlick Fund enables young carers to be recognised

The Royal Southampton Yacht Club Trust (RSYCT) supports young carers by providing them with opportunities for water activities, teaching them to sail, offering them outdoor activities on the water and respite from their caring duties. Young carers often spend much of their time looking after a parent or sibling so have few opportunities to take […]

All aboard the Discovery Bus with The Maritime Archaeology Trust

The Maritime Archaeology Trust promotes interest, research and knowledge of maritime archaeology and heritage throughout Great Britain. It runs a programme of research and fieldwork that investigates underwater sites such as shipwrecks, submerged prehistoric landscapes, hulks and maritime structures present on the intertidal and foreshore area. Results of this work feed into the Trust’s award-winning […]

Funding impact with Hammersley Homes

Lymington-based Hammersley Homes was awarded £15,250 in 2022 as part of the Charles Burnett Memorial Fund to expand its provision of community outreach support in the New Forest for 18 adults who are suffering from enduring mental ill-health including support for family members.  Louise Hallett, Founder and Chair of Trustees for Hammersley Homes said: “This […]

Kylie’s new options thanks to Youth Options

A grant to Romsey-based Youth Options is enabling it to become more resilient, impactful and sustainable as a result of the HIWCF Including Communities Fund. Founded in 1937, Youth Options believes passionately that every child and young person has the potential to realise their abilities and aspirations, and to make a valuable contribution to their […]