£50,000 of Sport Relief cash given to Hampshire charities

Daily Echo: The Friends of St James' Park in Southampton celebrate their £1,000 grant The Friends of St James' Park in Southampton celebrate their £1,000 grant

SCORES of local groups and charities are better off thanks to your efforts.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation has revealed which good causes are getting cash boosts from the 2014 Sport Relief Community Cash Fund.

Fifty organisations are sharing £46,269 after bidding for grants of up to £1,000, funded by money raised in the biannual event.

They range from scout groups and bowling clubs to Eastleigh Friends of People with a Learning Disability, Winchester Youth Counselling and Fareham Stroke Club.

To take advantage of the fund, applicants had to be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area, have an annual income of less than £100,000, be run by local people and have limited access to other sources of money.

This year’s Sport Relief was another resounding success in Southampton, with thousands turning out to take part in the Sport Relief Mile.

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There was an even bigger buzz about the event with mayoress Mary White gathering a large group of participants dressed as bees, narrowly missing out on a world record in the process for the most number of people running a race in such a costume.

Along with the race in the city centre, there were ten other running and swimming events across Hampshire which all helped contribute to the total of £51million raised nationwide.

HIWCF is an independent charity dedicated to connecting donors with the local causes and charities they care about.

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It is part of a national network of 46 accredited foundations across the UK which play a leading role in keeping the voluntary sector active.

The charity specialises in awarding grants to smaller causes that make a difference to people’s lives and has so far helped more than 500,000 people and 2,000 groups in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

WHERE THE CASH WENT

19th Itchen North Scouts £1,000
1st Copythorne Guides £1,000
29th Southampton (Immaculata) Scouts £950
Asian Welfare and Cultural Association £1,000
Awaaz FM Community Radio £750
Bespoke Biking £1,000
Bitterne Bowling Club £1,000
CABLE £1,000
Cedaroak Support Trust £960
Communicare In Southampton £1,000
Community Playlink £1,000
Eastleigh Borough & Romsey Mencap Society £780
Eastleigh Friends of People with a Learning Disability £1,000
Eden £640
Fareham Stroke Club £500
Friends of Polygon School Association £919
Friends of St James' Park £1,000
Hampshire Harriers Inclusive Sports Club £1,000
Hampshire Search and Rescue £1,000
Handy Trust (Hythe & Dibden Youth Trust) £800
Healthy Lifestyle Club £1,000
HMS Collingwood and HMS Sultan Forces Families Club £1,000
Home-Start Meon Valley £1,000
ISYOU Initiatives CIC £1,000
Lost Butterflies Found £997
Medina Marching Band £1,000
Music Project Association £1,000
North Baddesley Youth and Community Club £950
Northwood Community Partnership £950
Parent Link £1,000
Planet Kids CIC £975
Poseidon Amateur Boxing Club £915
QK Southampton FC £1,000
Romsey Disability Forum £1,000
Romsey Young Carers Project £1,000
Ryde Inshore Rescue £800
Saturday Club for Deaf Children £1,000
Southampton (Hardmoor) Opportunity Group £1,000
STAR4Locals £881
Starlight Trampoline & Gymnastic Club £1,000
Swanmore Youth Group £500
Thornhill Reducing Isolation Project (TRIP) £936
Ventnor Sea Kayaking Club £900
Voices Unique £969
Wayne Howard Trust £500
Weston Park Blades Netball Club £1,000
Wildern Opportunity Group £959
Winchester District Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (SPAA) £985
Winchester Youth Counselling £1,000
Youth in Romsey £753

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