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Rushmoor Borough Council Community Grants logo

Community and voluntary groups, such as charities, schools, youth and sports groups, and individuals, can get help with funding for a range of projects in Aldershot and Farnborough through five separate grant pots:-

Community grants: £50 to £2,000
Farnborough Airport Community Environmental Fund: grants are limited by the amount in the fund
Uniting Communities grants fund: £500 to £1,000
Rushmoor Youth Forum: up to £250 for young people and up to £750 for groups
Rushmoor Sports Forum: up to £300 for individuals and up to £750 for groups

Groups must be non-profit making organisations or charities and benefit Rushmoor residents. Each fund has eligibility criteria which groups must conform to in order to apply. Grants can be applied for at any time of the year and will be considered within three months. For full details about each grant scheme please visit the website.

If you would like to discuss an application please contact Alison Nicholls at Rushmoor Borough Council.

The Community Chest is open to community groups, charities and individuals working in any of the 42 local authority areas where Thames Valley have homes. There is a simple application form to fill in and you can apply for up to £5,000. Projects should help address the key themes of the Community Chest, which are Building Neighbourhoods, Celebrating Heritage and Culture and Working for Community Change.

For further information and an application form please visit the website. Please call Sahil Khan, Community Investment Manager, to discuss your application before completing the form.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation Grants logo

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation provides a variety of grants. For more information please visit the website. Rushmoor Voluntary Services are happy to advise on grant applications if required. Please call 01252 540162.

Big Lunch Extras logo

The Big Lunch has a sister project called Big Lunch Extras. This is a Lottery funded initiative that provides free training for those who want to improve their community. Big Lunch Extras run community “bootcamps” at the Eden Project usually starting from Friday afternoon and continuing through till Monday afternoon. These camps are completely free, including travel, food and accommodation. They’re looking for community-minded individuals, who are not employed in that sector, but who wish to make a positive contribution and are looking for more ideas on how to go about this.

During the weekend participants will take part in workshops, seminars and group work. Big Lunch Extras will also take you on tours around the Eden Project. To apply please visit the website.

Naya Yuva is an independent voluntary organisation which was established in 2009 to encourage, guide, support and promote Nepalese youth in and around Aldershot, Farnborough and Camberley. They also aim to integrate with other communities and include young people from various backgrounds. Naya Yuva is an open group and welcomes young people to join and participate in its future events.

Their role is to raise awareness among young people regarding the different issues affecting their lives and their community. This is done by holding educational workshops and by taking part in different community events to show community support. If you would like to get involved or to know more please visit the website.

Meeting Rooms To Rent logo

The Vine Centre at 33 Station Road, Aldershot GU11 1BA has meeting rooms to rent on the second floor of their Victorian building. Fully accessible, a two minute walk from the station and with Wi-Fi and full presentation facilities. Group Room for 10 to 30 people, Meeting Room for up to 8 people, Interview Room for up to 4 people, and an IT Resource Centre for up to 12 people.

For more information email or call.

Wellesley Woodlands was officially opened in November 2015 and is a recreational space for local people to enjoy at their leisure.

Youth Aspiration Fund (YAF)  logo

The YAF is run by the Community Matters Partnership Project (CMPP) which is a philanthropic partnership of local companies and organisations working together for the community. YAF grants aim to encourage young people in Rushmoor to reach their potential. The funds for the grants are raised by CMPP companies who have hosted, taken part in and organised fundraising events and activities. Alongside the injection of finance, CMPP encourages grant applicants to seek business volunteer support.

Recycling and Rubbish in Rushmoor logo

This website has details of when your recycling and rubbish will be collected plus tips about what can be recycled and how to recycle.

Jobs Website logo

Hampshire County Council has a jobs website which advertises vacancies in the public and voluntary sectors. You can search by geographical area or job type.

The website of the Wellesley development in Aldershot. You also have the opportunity to join their social media channels.

Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or are you questioning your sexuality? Do you want to meet like-minded people? The Farnborough LGBT Coffee Posse meets at Costa Coffee, Princes Mead, Farnborough GU14 6YB on the last Saturday of the month between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. Other than meeting to make new friends and catch up over a coffee, the group has no set agenda. They are supported by the local Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officer from Hampshire Constabulary, who offers support and advice should members have any appropriate issues to raise. A representative from Solent NHS Trust also attends to offer advice and support in any area of healthcare.

For more information visit their Facebook page or you can call or text Ricardo.

Dial-a-Ride is a door-to-door service, using specially adapted buses, for people who find it difficult to use ordinary buses. You will have to pay for the service. However, it is usually cheaper than a taxi and, if you have a bus pass, you can get half-price travel after 9.00am. If you have a carer or an essential escort, such as to push your wheelchair, they travel for free.

To register please call 01252 518090 between 9.30am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday and ask for a registration form.

Anyone concerned about online content which might be criminal in nature can contact the Internet Watch Foundation. You can report anonymously any online content which you think may be illegal.

Whizz-Kidz logo

Whizz-Kidz is a young people's charity which co-ordinates a work placements programme across England for wheelchair users, up to the age of 25, in a wide range of sectors and business departments that fit with the interests and aspirations of those young people. Placements are three, five or ten days long, are unpaid and help young people to realise their career aspirations. They also build the confidence to apply for jobs and attend interviews.

You can register your property for free on the Immobilise website and improve your chances of getting it back if it is lost or stolen.

Employee Volunteering help businesses, individuals, charities, organisations and communities to maximise the benefits offered by employee volunteering.

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