Zurich Community Trust local grant programme in Fareham, Hampshire

If your organisation is based within 25 miles of our office in Fareham (Whiteley) in Hampshire, and if you help to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people, we may be able to help you. 

We are able to give small grants of up to £3,000 to small local charities. Last year we gave out grants totalling £90,00 addressing a wide range of issues.

For a snapshot of some of the Hampshire organisations we currently support please click here to download our flyer or on the image on the left.

 

 

When to apply in 2017

 

The Fareham local grant programme was open for applications from 1 August - 30 September 2017

The grant application window for the Fareham local grant programme is now closed and will re-open in 2018.

Thank you to those organisations that have submitted online applications.  

DECISIONS WILL BE COMMUNICATED BY THURSDAY 30 November 2017

 

For advice about the application process or to talk through your particular grant application, please contact Kerry Chambers on 07841 562892 or email kerry.chambers@uk.zurich.com.

 

The Grants Committee give careful consideration to all applications. However, the demand for grants nearly always exceeds the amount of funds available. This means that some good applications, whilst meeting our criteria, still have to be rejected.

 

What we don't fund

If you are seeking support for a project on the list of exclusions below, please click on the link Suggestions for other sources of funds:

  • Applications by an individual for any purpose or on behalf of an individual e.g. personal medical equipment, expeditions, exchanges, or study tours
  • Medical research
  • Statutory organisations including mainstream schools and hospitals - unless exclusively for a special needs group
  • Playgroups and mother and toddler groups - unless exclusively for special needs
  • Sports clubs, and Community clubs - unless exclusively for special needs or disadvantaged children
  • Scouts, Girl Guides, Cadets  and other similar organisations - unless exclusively for special needs or disadvantaged children
  • Animal welfare charities
  • Conservation or environmental projects - unless primarily involving disadvantaged people
  • Political organisations or those supporting military action.
  • Organisation that promote religious beliefs
  • Fundraising events and secondary grant giving including appeals or events for national charities
  • Advertising or sponsorship connected with charitable activities.

Volunteering

We run a number of programmes to enable employees to share their time and/or business skills with their local community.  All bring tremendous benefits to the voluntary organisations and the people they work with. We may be able to help you too.

Listed below are some of the things we do:

  • Annual Challenge - mainly practical one-off projects, which teams of staff can take up. For example, decorating, DIY, day trips or gardening.
  • Skillshare - short term projects, taking typically 10 hours, and where staff share their business skills in areas such as marketing, HR, finance and IT.
  • Need Trustees? - we encourage staff to take up these positions in our Zurich Cares programmes. Also, to take up positions as school governors in special needs schools or schools in disadvantaged areas.

Contact Kerry Chambers on 07841 562892 or email kerry.chambers@uk.zurich.com about requests for funding or volunteering and we may be able to help.