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 […]

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 […]

Meet Catherine, our new Grants Administrator

Can you tell us a bit about your background and what attracted you to the role of Grants Administrator? Why HIWCF?  I have always had an interest in community and grassroots organisations and I have worked in various roles around this, including managing a community centre and working in the community funding team at Southern […]

Emergency Fund established by Southeast’s largest estate agents  

A charitable fund administered by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) has so far donated more than £24K to 9 community food banks and emergency food service projects across the region.    The Cubitt & West Emergency Fund was established by the Southeast’s largest estate agents to provide food for those struggling to […]

Charities awarded nearly £300K grants-boost by HIWCF and funding partners

Pictured: Portsmouth A Band of Brothers which was awarded £10,000 from HIWCF funding partners, GVC Grants worth nearly £300k have been divided between 41 charity and community groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) and its partners. This announcement comes thanks to partnerships between HIWCF, […]

HIWCF partnership with the Freemasons’ charity to support Ukrainian Refugees

Image: Refugees in the UK are being supported by community groups to learn practical skills and feel a part of communities. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) is pleased to be working with the Freemasons’ charity through UK Community Foundations to support refugees from Ukraine across the county. The Foundation has now distributed […]

£124K invested into social inclusion initiatives across Hampshire

HIWCF has announced grant awards worth more than £124,000 which have been invested into community groups across Havant, Gosport, Fareham, Petersfield, Portsmouth and Southampton on behalf of Petersfield-based Moneybarn, part of PFG.  HIWCF works in partnership with Moneybarn to deliver grants to support social and financial inclusion for young people aged 25 years and under. […]