Table Tennis, Rainbows and Jungle Fun!

The latest round of Community Chest grants from Winchester City Council has seen six awards totalling £1,884 given to a variety of local groups including Kings Table Tennis Club, 2nd Harestock Rainbow Guides and Wickham Summer Playscheme.

Kings Table Tennis Club was awarded £480 to help set up a new after-school group for young people and an award of £275 will enable a new Rainbow Guides group to be set up for Weeke and Harestock, for girls aged 5-7 years.  For a second year Wickham Summer Playscheme received a grant, this year's £150 going towards an inflatable jungle run for the children to play in.  

Three other awards were given - the Badger Farm Club for older people received £230 towards transport for their annual summer excursion, North Boarhunt Youth Club was given £249 towards a new table football game and Denmead Activity Nights received £500 towards furniture for the new youth room in the Denmead Pavilion.

Cllr Brian Collin, the City Council's Portfolio Holder for Healthy and Inclusive Communities, said 'I'm especially pleased at the range of activities we've been able to support this time.  The Community Chest grant scheme is about making the difference for a voluntary group between a hand-to-mouth service and doing a job they can be really proud of.'

The Community Chest scheme from the City Council provides small grants of up to £500 towards one-off costs for voluntary and community groups in the Winchester district.  Further information can be found at by clicking on the Grants & Funding pages.  To request an application pack please ring 01962 848231 or email