Winchester area Rural Development Grants 2011/12 open for applications

The Fieldfare Local Action Group welcomes applications from Parish Councils and rural community groups seeking capital grants of no more than £10,000 for projects that will be completed by the 28 February 2012.

Projects can include the provision community services, village halls and community buildings, village approaches and improvements, community shops, open space, recreational facilities, community energy projects and community growing projects.

The Project team are based within the Economic Development team at Winchester City Council and provide support (see throughout the application process.

Since April 2009, 64 projects have shared over £750,000 worth of grant funding.

The Parishes of Alresford (Youth Shelter), Easton (new kitchen for village hall), East Stratton (village hall energy project), Shedfield (restoration of a memorial), Otterbourne (village hall kitchen) and Owslebury (play equipment) have all benefited from LEADER grant support.  

You are welcome to meet the project team and learn more about the grant funding by coming along to our next introduction event. The next event takes place on Thursday 17 February at 4.15pm. Places are limited and must be booked in advance via Ken Brown on 01962 848 588 or