Hampshire Playing Fields

The Hampshire Playing Fields Fund is held by Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation to support organisations that are working within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to benefit the local population with regards to access to outdoor spaces and activities that will enable them to participate in games, sports and physical activity.

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Programme Overview

Status Open
Opening Date 10/01/2022
Closing Date 07/02/2022
Minimum Grant £500
Maximum Grant £2,500
Location Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton
Causes Sports & Recreation


  • General Eligibility

    Organisations operating within Hampshire including the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton, which are non-commercial and non-statutory, that:


    • Support, promote and engage communities with games, sports and physical activity


    • Maintain the outdoor spaces where communities can access games, sports and physical activity
  • Target Beneficiaries

    Organisations working within Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to benefit the local population wishing to participate in games, sports and physical activity

  • Acceptable Projects

    Replacement of equipment

    • Repair of equipment
    • Capital costs (up to 10% of full project). Funding will be made available immediately, but where a capital project cannot be completed for any reason, there will be a requirement for funds to be returned.
    • New equipment for new or expanding provision of activities
    • Coaching costs
    • Volunteer development
    • Marketing costs where this attempts to reach new or under-served communities
  • Exclusions
    • Grants that are solely for the provision of bursaries to individuals or families
    • Applications from individuals
    • Organisations NOT based and active in Hampshire or the Isle of Wight (Hampshire includes Portsmouth and Southampton)
    • National charities (except in cases where local branches can prove independence)
    • Statutory bodies such as schools, city and county councils or health institutions unless the activities proposed are not statutorily required activities
    • Statutory activities such as curriculum school sport
    • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
    • Any party-political activity
    • Commercial ventures
    • Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system
    • Any activity or organisation that excludes certain groups, except where that exclusion can be proved to be non-discriminatory
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