WINnovation – Winchester’s Funding Den


We are inviting community groups, registered charities and not-for-profit voluntary organisation's to come forward to pitch at our unique WINnovation funding event on Thursday 2nd November at Marwell Hotel, 3:30pm-7pm.

WINnovation is a one off grant stream for awards to be made on the evening of 2nd of November 2017 via a panel style format.

Grants will be awarded for community activities or projects in the Winchester District which specifically benefit local residents. 

We are looking to fund initiatives which are delivered in an entrepreneurial way that are innovative, engaging, capacity building or enhance the organisation's strategic development.

We are encouraging applicants to apply for up to £4000.

Please submit your application to online to pitch by noon on Tuesday 17th October 2017.

Application's will then be shortlisted. Should your organisation be short-listed you will be requested to pitch your project to the funding panel at an open meeting to be held on Thursday 2nd of November 3:30pm-7pm in Winchester.

The (dragons' den) panel will score the application's on the night. Awards will be made in a short ceremony at the end of the evening. 

This is an exclusive opportunity for your organisation to pitch for additional funding and walk away with a cash award for your organisation at the end of the night.

We would encourage you to use our online form. Please note that if you start an application and want to retrieve it please do so by logging onto the Flexigrant website.

If you need any assistance with completing the application form or require further information please contact Melissa Fletcher.

Tel:  01962 848 492


Prior to applying please note we do not fund:

  • Replacement or "like for like" equipment/items
  • Curriculum based activities
  • Retrospective funding of activities/projects
  • General running costs of an organisation
  • Profit making events/activities for your organisation or others
  • Individuals
  • Repeat activities/projects
  • Capital or project activities of a statutory nature
  • Websites
  • Large play equipment (eg public playgrounds)

If you are awarded a grant on the night you will be required to report back on how the money was spent, provide finical evidence and provide an update on what the activity achieved.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, we will prioritise those applicants who have not received funding previously within the 2016/17 or 2017/18 financial year. Previous WINnovation recipients will not be considered.