Support for VCSE groups struggling with running costs

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

HIVE Portsmouth will be allocating grants of up to £5,000 to constituted voluntary and community organisations across the city who are struggling with unexpected or increased running costs.

The funding, from Portsmouth City Council, will be used to support the work being done to address the cost-of-living crisis.

The grants will be allocated to cover unexpected or increased costs which could affect the way in which services are delivered, such as:


  • A potential reduction in services
  • A potential reduction in staff capacity
  • Being unable to make payment on an increased or unexpected operational expenditure

Chief Officer of HIVE Portsmouth Lorna Reavley said: "We've had a lot of feedback from voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations that the issues they're facing right now are around one-off costs they weren't expecting.

"This funding from the council means we can provide some support with that whether it's a particularly large bill, or paying for extra staff to cover someone's absence, if organisations talk to us we'll find the best way to help them."

Applications will be reviewed, and funds allocated, on a rolling basis and the scheme will remain open all available funds have been distributed.

Talk to us about grants available to support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations via


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