Small Grant Scheme


Deadline: 12 noon Tuesday 21 February 2016 - Decisions w/c 27 February 2017

This scheme aims to make small grants easily available to local voluntary and community groups. Grants are quick and easy to apply for, and we will offer you advice whenever you need it.

The grants of up to £500 are available for one-off pieces of expenditure if on projects, equipment and other items which will help your organisation to do more, to reach more people, to provide better services or to try something different.

Decisions will be advised w/c 27 February 2017.  Monies are to be committed by the end of March 2017.  This is a fast track grant scheme, organisation's must be able to provide the evidence and be able to turn around the grant award paperwork quickly.

Your organisation needs to be a not-for-profit voluntary organisation, community group or a registered charity running activities or projects that benefit the residents of the Winchester District. Applications are invited from all charitable community and voluntary groups but applicants should note that priority is likely to be given to those organisations that can demonstrate that their project is linked to the delivery of one or more of the Winchester District Community Strategy outcomes. Which you will help to meet (see Community Strategy guidance notes below)

PEOPLE (Active Communities)

  •  Provide housing to meet community needs
  •  Promote community cohesion
  •  Provide accessible sport and recreation
  •  Ensure our communities are healthy and safe

PLACE (High Quality Environment) 

  •  Work towards a lower carbon District
  •  Effective traffic management and support for transport provision
  •  Ensure that the quality of the place we enjoy is maintained and enhanced

 PROSPERITY (Prosperous Economy)

  • Support the local economy
  • Promote education and training
  • Promote tourism and the cultural assets of the District

Small Grants Application
The  Criteria for the Small Grants programme in 2016-2017 can be found below. If you are considering applying please refer to the criteria prior to applying.
Please note that you cannot apply for funding retrospectively. We are rarely able to fund applications in full because of the level of demand, but we do make payments as soon as the awards are confirmed so that you have cash in the bank to spend rather than claiming it back at a later stage. 

How to apply

We would encourage you to apply by using our online form.  If you are not already registered on our Flexi-Grant system you will need to register and set up your account to apply, this is quick and easy to do.  However, if you need any assistance with completing the application form or the scheme please contact Melissa Fletcher at (tel. 01962 848 492) for advice (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).