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Applying for a Grant

Gosport Voluntary Action manage two funds, which are available to community and voluntary organisations working in the borough of Gosport. There is also an opportunity for individuals who reside in Gosport to apply for funding for community projects or one off events. Details of the funds are as follows:

Gosport Community Fund – The Gosport Community Lottery has enabled Gosport Voluntary Action to be able to offer one-off grants to local good causes through the Gosport Community Fund. Grants are available for charitable activities undertaken in the borough of Gosport, with a the value of £50 to £1500 for organisations and £50 to £250 for individuals.

CIL Neighbourhood Fund – A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is paid to local authorities by developers and is used to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of the area. Gosport Borough Council have allocated a portion of the levy received to the voluntary sector in Gosport. Grants from £1,500 to £50,000 are available for infrastructure-related activities undertaken in the borough of Gosport.

The funds are currently closed. The next funding round is planned as follows:

Fund opens Submission deadline Grants awarded

How to apply

To apply for a grant, please follow the 4 steps below:

1. Read the Terms & Conditions to ensure you are eligible to apply:

Terms & Conditions – Organisations

Terms and Conditions – Individuals

2. Read the Guidance Notes:

Guidance – Organisations

Guidance – Individuals

You will find details of all the questions asked on the application form, together with the information we are looking for and how to get help and support.

3. Complete the application form via our website


You will be required to create a login and you will be able to save and edit the application until you are ready to submit.

If you are unable to apply online, please download a paper based form:

Application form – Organisations (Available when fund opens)

Application form – Individuals (Available when fund opens)

4. Gather together the required documents and submit with your application online

Please ensure all required documents are submitted. The deadline to receive applications and supporting documents for our current funding round will be confirmed when the fund opens. You will receive an email with a copy of your application after you have submitted online.

If you have any questions or need help please contact the Community Engagement Team on or 02392 583836.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be reviewed by the Grants Funding Board, which is made up of representatives from Gosport Voluntary Action, Gosport Borough Council and the private sector. Please read the guidance notes to find out what the panel will be looking for and what you will need to demonstrate in your application.

What happens next?

If you’re successful you’ll receive an email from the Community Engagement Team letting you know and forwarding your offer letter and grant agreement. This will detail the terms and conditions of the grant and will refer to the Marketing and & Branding Guidelines, Payment Request form and End of Project Report Template, please see below. Once you have signed your Grant Agreement, payment will be made.

If you’re unsuccessful you’ll receive an email from the Community Engagement Team letting you know the decision and offering any relevant feedback.

Guidance, support and reporting

Please read through the Information for Grantholders page here.

GVA’s Community Engagement Team are here to help and you can contact them on or 02392 583836 if you have any questions or need support.


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