Community Chest Grants – don’t miss out!

Press Release: 30/12/2008

Winchester City Council is reminding community groups in the Winchester District that the deadline for Community Chest Grant applications is Wednesday 7th January 2009, with applications welcomed for activities/projects that will take place after 18th February 2009.

For this round, successful applicants will have six months from the date of the award in which to complete their project.

Grants of up to £500 are available for projects/activities that fall within the following schemes:

Biodiversity Projects

For example: a Hedge or tree planting scheme to provide habitat for birds or mammals, or pond restoration works including wild flower planting.

Carbon Reduction Schemes

To promote/support Carbon reduction initiatives - including feasibility studies; promotion of carbon reduction within the community; and installation of renewable energy or energy efficiency measures.

Community Chest Scheme

Supporting projects that promote the Council’s priority work areas.

Community Planning

Organisations/groups must be able to demonstrate that they are seeking the views and wishes of all residents within their area of interest.

If your group would like to apply for a grant, you can find details on the Winchester City Council website, www.winchester.gov.uk/grants , or by phoning Bernice Heller on 01962 848 582.