What is connect4communities?
The purpose of the connect4communities programme is to support vulnerable families and individuals who are facing hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic and help ensure children and young people do not go without basic necessities. It is led by Hampshire County Council and Isle of Wight Council in collaboration with partners.
Funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and the Department for Education, the programme aims to ensure that vulnerable children have access to a nutritious meal and enriching activities during the school holidays.
“We used the fund for extra food vouchers where a real need was identified and purchased a freezer for a family.” (Fair Oak Junior School)
“I think that our families have had amazing support and for that, we and they are grateful.” (Colden Common Primary School)
“Thank you so much for the voucher! We are so thrilled, I bought pyjamas and dressing gown for the children and some nice food too.” (Family helped through East Hants MIND)
Apply for a grant
Please read the guidance for your area before completing the application.
Apply for a grant in Hampshire
Apply for a grant on the Isle of Wight
For enquiries from Hampshire email email@example.com and quote community grant.
For enquiries from the IOW email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote community grant.
Visit the connect4communities directory for local opportunities or support from charities and community organisations.
For news, updates and progress