Small Grant Schemes 2011 - 2012

Press Release: 24/05/2011

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The Winchester City Council 2011/2012 Small Grant Scheme is now open for applications. A total of £9,000 is available for activities and projects during 2011-2012.

Grants of up to £500 are available to all charitable community and voluntary groups, but applicants should note that priority is likely to be given to those organisations that can demonstrate that their project is linked to the delivery of one or more of the five priorities from the Winchester District Sustainable Community Strategy:

· Promoting the wellbeing of older people
· Improving access to services
· Reducing the district’s carbon footprint
· Improving quality of life in the Stanmore neighbourhood, Winchester
· Improving quality of life in the Winnall neighbourhood, Winchester.

All activities/projects must be for the benefit of residents within the Winchester District

There will be two rounds of grant awards with the following closing dates:

22 June 2011  (for activities taking place after 3 August 2011)
2 November 2011 (for activities taking place after 7 December 2011)
This year the scheme is being run on behalf of Winchester City Council by Winchester Area Community Action (WACA) which is constantly in touch with voluntary organisations and well placed to help groups find a range of funds for initiatives.   Final decisions on which organisations are awarded grants from the Small Grants Scheme will still be made by Winchester City Council.

Cllr John Cooper, Portfolio Holder for Communities said, “I am delighted that we have been able to reinstate this popular scheme. These one-off small grants are great for helping new initiatives get off the starting block, supporting events, and helping with the purchase of much needed pieces of equipment. We hope to see lots of interest from a wide range of groups over the two rounds.”

If you would like to apply for a grant for your organisation details of this scheme are on the Winchester City Council website:

If you would like to discuss your project or have any queries regarding this scheme please contact Melissa Fletcher at WACA on 07765 121 416

or email her at