Local groups invited to grab a grant

Winchester City Council is inviting local groups to apply for two of its grant schemes.

Community Capital Grants 2011-2012

The scheme provides support to community buildings which provide services to the residents of the Winchester District. Capital grants cover physical building improvements (including disabled adaptations) and major equipment purchases.Applicants must meet the criteria which are listed on the City Council website and in the application pack.

Those wishing to apply should note that the closing date for applications this year has been brought forward to 1st September, 2010. All groups considering applying for a Community Capital Grant should inform the Community Grants Officer prior to submitting an application. Call 01962 848 582 or email bheller@winchester.gov.uk

Small Grant Scheme 2010-2011

Grants of up to £500 are available to not-for-profit voluntary organisations, community groups, or registered charities which run activities or projects that fall within one of the following five themes: Health and Wellbeing, Safer and Stronger Communities, Economic Prosperity, High Quality Environment, Inclusive Society.

All activities/projects must be for the benefit of residents within the Winchester District and must take place after 14th July 2010. The closing date for applications is 2nd June 2010.

For more information, call 01962 848 582 or email bheller@winchester.gov.uk  

Recent recipients of grants

During the first round of grants, a total of £3,500 was approved for eight organisations in the Winchester District. These included:

  • Alresford Music Festival - funding to support the administration of this new event.
  • East Stratton Village Hall - funding towards black out curtains.
  • Friends of Corhampton Saxon Church - funding towards a family learning day.
  • West Meon Festival - funding towards a 3 day festival of books.
  • Winchester Live at Home Scheme - funding towards computer equipment.
  • Winchester Shotokan Karate Club - funding towards the set up costs of their new group in Winchester.
  • Funding will help create a vegetable garden at Fairthorne Manor for use by children and young people.
  • A twinning grant was awarded to Winchester Laon Twinning Association to enable more people to take part in their twinning event.