Funding Opportunity

The Partnership Foundation is offering bursaries of up to £500 to help pay for new projects and can be applied for by individuals, voluntary/community organisations, and social enterprises.

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The Partnership Foundation Fund

Have you wished that you had just a few pounds to get an idea off the ground, improve people's lives, or just to bring some spirit back into your local community? 

Maybe you have thought of a one off event, or arranging something on a regular basis? Now there is an opportunity to gain up to £500 for a bursary to do just that! The Partnership Foundation is offering bursaries of up to £500 to help pay for new projects and can be applied for by individuals, voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and other not for profit organisations in the Portsmouth and South East Hants area. 

The bursary must be used to improve the social and economic well-being of the people who live in some of our deprived communities and who often feel neglected. It can be used to cover future project costs that will help applicants deliver a new or better service or help develop a particular initiative for an organisation dedicated to helping the less fortunate. 

It's an easy process and is available to apply for during September and will stay open for applicants until October. Your project could be a community event, or to develop an idea. It could be a collaboration between different groups to become sustainable or to make something happen. 

Application form and criteria 

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Funding Criteria

About the Foundation

The Partnership Foundation is a regeneration charity with the aim of improving the social and economic well-being of people and communities in Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham and Havant. It works with deprived communities and neglected groups and the organisations that support them. 

The Partnership Foundation has joined with key city partners to launch this new initiative supporting social enterprise in Portsmouth. The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth City Council, Shaping Portsmouth and others are working together to encourage the creation and growth of this important sector.

The University of Portsmouth worked with Highbury College, the Cathedral Innovation Centre and the Council for Social Responsibility to launch Social Startup Portsmouth. This programme provides the tools and a series of interactive workshops for budding social entrepreneurs of all ages to get their social or community venture off the ground.

All partner organisations are committed to providing the vital business support networks, encouragement and guidance to make sure all these enterprises succeed and play their full part in our local economy.