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Find out how to make the most of community funding

Community groups can get the inside track on funding for their projects through East Hampshire District Council’s Meet the Funders event.

At the meeting held in Alton Community Centre, local clubs and charities can sit down with funding organisations like the National Lottery and the Arts Council to find out how to maximise their funding applications.

Cllr Julie Butler, EHDC Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: “There are lots of different funding streams for local groups to tap into but they often require different criteria to be met or are looking for particular types of projects.

“If you don’t have any support, navigating your way through them all can be quite a minefield.

“That’s why our Meet the Funders event is so valuable to local organisations. You can discuss your own project and find out the best channels to get the funding you need.”

Funding organisations confirmed to attend the event, held on Wednesday 30 March, are:

East Hampshire District Council Arts Council National Lottery Community Fund Heritage Lottery Fund Hants and Isle of Wight Community Foundation Energise Me

The event will begin with a short talk from each funder and then bookable, one-to-one appointments.

An application form to take part in the day can be found on EHDC’s website www.easthants.gov.uk/meet-funders. Applications must be submitted by Tuesday 4 February.

For more information contact EHDC Community Officer Beth Daly on bethany.daly@easthants.gov.uk or 07570 951334.

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