Hambledon Community Fund

The Hambledon Community Fund encourages local giving to develop a greater capacity to respond to village needs. The Fund enables people who love Hambledon to donate money for the exclusive benefit of the village and its people. With your help we can help build a stronger community by supporting local causes that can make impact and that will empower Hambledon to help itself now and in the future.


Why Support the Hambledon Community Fund?

As a village our needs are very specific, and local people are often faced with reduced access to facilities and funding. Our dedicated panel of local residents award grants to:

  • Help older or disadvantaged residents combat isolation and stay happy, healthy and included
  • Increase facilities, training, skills and experience for young people
  • Support village activities, services and community focal points
  • Fund projects that improve and preserve the village heritage, culture and environment

How is the fund helping the Hambledon Community?

Since its inception in 2008, the Hambledon Community Fund has awarded 37 grants worth £43,321 to most of the village organisations and to some individuals.

This includes 4 grants in the last 12 months to the Football Club for ground irrigation, the Nursery School towards an outdoor classroom, the Cricket Club for clubhouse LED lighting and the Village Hall towards new double-glazed windows.

The projects that grants have contributed to are summarised below: 

  • Hambledon Village Shop –  kitchen refurbishment, benches for picnic area
  • Almshouses –  extension and refurbishment of the houses
  • Hambledon Cricket Club – maintenance of club grounds including new boundary posts, creosote, movable  safety nets, clubhouse lighting improvements
  • St. Peter’s Church – purchase and installation of a hearing loop and other audio-visual equipment
  • Hambledon Football Club – new changing rooms, mower, ground improvements, pitch irrigation
  • Hambledon Nursery School – new outdoor classroom, equipment and development of pond garden area
  • Hambledon Festival Committee – PA system for use in village events
  • Hambledon Village Hall – two storage heaters, new stage curtains, replacement windows

In addition to the above, a defibrillator was organised by the Parish Council, The Hambledon Village Trust built a toilet block behind the shop and the Hambledon Heritage Society installed a viewpoint map plinth on Hambledon Common.


Download the Area Fund Grant Application Form to apply for a grant up to the value of £2,000. Once you have completed this form, please send to the HCF Chair by email at hambledoncommunityfund@gmail.com for consideration by the HCF panel. 
For grant applications over the value of £2,000, Express your Interest here.

If you’re interested in leaving a legacy to Hambledon, further information can be found here.


How to give

This is a long-term fund that people can either donate to now, or leave a legacy to in the future. Donations can be made at any level, either as one-off donations or spread over a period of time. They can be donated as gifts of cash, legacies, shares, property or land.

The easiest way to donate is via our donation page (click here) a simple and secure method of online giving via the Enthuse platform. If you would like to make a bank transfer, please contact us for more information. 

Don’t forget Gift Aid! Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the Hambledon Community Fund will receive an extra 25p from HM Revenue & Customs, helping your donation go further.

Apply for funding

Applying for funding is easy. Simply fill out a quick Expression of Interest Form (EOI) to start the application process.

Tell us what you want to do, and how much you would like to apply for. The EOI is designed to save you time and provide us with a little more information about your funding needs prior to making a full application.

The grants team will then review your EOI against our fund criteria and advise you if we can invite you forward to make a full application.


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