How to apply for a Mayflower 400 Community Heritage Grant in Southampton

Jun 26, 2020

Grants of between £1,000 and £3,000 have been made available to enable Southampton communities to deliver activities as part of the Mayflower 400 anniversary.

It has been made possible thanks to a combined fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Southampton City Council, who are encouraging Southampton residents to explore their heritage, as well as the heritage of their community and the city.

This could be anything from a quilt that tells the story of your community's journey to Southampton, a digital project collecting oral histories / memories of your community, holding an online exhibition about the history of your faith building and its congregation, or running talks and events about heritage that is important to you.

If it is safe to do so, projects will ideally take place between 14 August and 13 December, 2020, and events that coincide with Heritage Open Days (11-20 September, 2020) will be particularly encouraged.

The Council will ensure that this scheme is flexible post-award, owing to changing Government advice in relation to public gatherings, and aim to support your delivery of safe and successful projects.

The deadline for applications is midday on 4 August, and is aimed at local community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations for the benefit of Southampton residents.

Priority is given to small, unfunded, volunteer-led community groups or not-for-profit organisations, for example, resident associations or uniformed, or hobby groups, and organisers are particularly encouraging applications from groups who have never received funding before.

Please see the application guidelines here for more information about what the Mayflower 400 Community Heritage Grant can and can’t fund.

How to apply

  • Read the application guidelines to ensure your group and project are eligible for funding.
  • Download and save the MS Word application form to your computer.
  • Submit the application form and the supporting documents to the email address on the form. You can also submit the supporting documents by post if you need to.

If you have any queries about the grant scheme or application forms, please email

Find more information here.

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