Kenwood Community

The Kenwood Community Fund will focus on local community projects that address the challenges of health, nutrition and wellbeing. This fund will give priority to the smaller charities and community groups that have incomes of less than £500k but Kenwood would like to hear from other local charities with innovative projects that are making a real difference. The fund will provide small grants of up to £7,500 which can be used in one year or over a two year period if it is a new initiative. Priority will be given to those groups supporting the most disadvantaged in their communities.

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Programme Overview

Status Open
Opening Date 26/07/2022
Closing Date 26/09/2022
Minimum Grant £500
Maximum Grant £7,500
Location Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Waterlooville
Causes Education & Training, Equipment, Health & Wellbeing, Multiple Issues & Causes, Social Inclusion


  • General Eligibility

    Grants available for the following purposes:

    • Local charities and community groups (registered and unregistered)
    • Community clubs such as youth clubs, sports clubs and luncheon clubs
    • Community Interest Communities (for start-up project costs only)
    • Community Interest Organisations
    • New groups for start-up costs and second year funding

    All organisations to have an annual income of less than £500k

  • Target Beneficiaries

    The Kenwood Community Fund will support diverse initiatives aimed at improving health, healthy eating, nutrition, cooking  and all aspects of wellbeing.

  • Acceptable Projects

    Grants are available for equipment and multiple issues and causes.

    Priority will be given to:

    • Start-up funds for health, nutrition and wellbeing programmes for new groups, CICs and CIOs,
    • Projects that will involve communities to tackle local health and wellbeing issues,
    • Existing and new local groups that involve both social interaction and exercise for older people for example: regular tea dances, walking groups and exercise classes. All activities must include exercise and time for refreshments and a chat,
    • Exercise groups and classes for all ages targeted at those who are unfit and/or suffering from obesity. Classes to include time to talk as well as exercise,
    • Projects that engage communities and raise awareness of the benefits of good nutrition and easy and simple ways to have a healthy diet. This could include cookery and garden projects; projects teaching older men to eat well; youth projects; or projects supporting homeless people who have recently been housed,
    • Community befriending and support groups for those suffering with mental health problems or those who are isolated,
    • Neighbourly schemes that build community cohesion and keep people safer,
    • Venue hire and equipment to operate well-being, health and nutrition training such as cookery equipment, furniture and training materials.
    • These are only a few examples of what are considered acceptable projects.
  • Exclusions
    • Organisations NOT based in Hampshire,
    • Projects NOT active in Fareham, Gosport, Havant, Portsmouth, Waterlooville and surrounding areas.
    • Organisation with unrestricted reserves of more than 12 months running costs,
    • Organisations with income >£500k,
    • Capital building projects,
    • Application from individuals,
    • Public bodies: local authorities or schools,
    • Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants,
    • National charities,
    • Any party political activity,
    • Commercial ventures,
    • Funding of salaries,
    • Proselytising activities, i.e. active promotion of a specific religion or belief system.
  • Other notes

    For information about Kenwood please see 

  • How to apply
  • Application Guidance
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