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Red Nose Day HIWCF Team Photo2Applications are already flooding in for Comic Relief’s £65k fund for local groups changing lives in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

The charity and partner Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation say the standard of applications is better than ever, with less than two weeks left for groups to get their applications in.

Applications so far include some inspiring examples of grassroots organisations helping the most vulnerable in their communities. One such organisation is Winchester Youth Counselling, which has applied for funding to help to provide free counselling to young people aged 11-25 who are struggling with issues affecting their emotional wellbeing and mental health. They, like other hopeful groups, will be carefully considered by the charity before the grants are made to successful applicants in April.

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Red Nose Day Community Cash grants of £500-£1,000 are available to small organisations in the South that are doing great work to help local people living tough lives. Applications are open now, with Hampshire and The Isle of Wight Community Foundation working with Comic Relief to get the cash to the groups that need it most. Interested groups can apply by going to www.hantscf.org.uk.

This year the public is being asked to make their faces funny for money for Red Nose Day on Friday 13th March. The charity is urging people across South to paint their faces, wear a Red Nose or grow a sponsored comb-over to raise life-changing cash for vulnerable people all over the UK and across Africa.

All the latest Red Nose Day news and fundraising ideas are available from rednoseday.com.

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