A new quicker route to grant and funding information

Press Release: 10/08/2005

Groups in the Winchester district can now find out about local and national funding via the Winchester City Council website.

'Winchester 4 Community' provides free access to an online grants service.  By logging on, groups will be able to search up-to-date information on a variety of grants and funding available for their organisation. 

Information on thousands of grant making trusts as well as on Government and National Lottery funding streams is summarised along with contact information.  The latest funding news is also available to help keep groups up to date on upcoming schemes, programmes and consultations.

With more and more groups from a variety of different backgrounds seeking money, the emphasis is increasingly on being able to look further afield than the well known and common funding sources, such as the National Lottery, to new, developing or the less well publicised schemes - something the new Winchester4Community service will enable voluntary and community organisations in the Winchester District to do with increasing ease.

Cllr Brian Collin, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Healthy and Inclusive Communities, has welcomed the development of Winchester4Community and the benefits it will bring to the huge number of organisations. 

He commented, "This website is a valuable information source to any groups that are looking for funding.  By developing it, Winchester City Council has made it easier for voluntary and other groups to find sources of funding.  More voluntary groups will be able to start up and this is good for the residents of the city council's area."

The site and further information can be found by logging on to www.winchester.gov.uk and clicking on the 'Grants and Funding' link.  Direct access is then obtained by clicking on any of the Winchester4Community logos.