Free voluntary and community funding event

Press Release: 08/07/2014

Community First, the provider commissioned by Winchester City Council to run its voluntary sector support service for the next year in the Winchester District, is inviting all voluntary and community groups to attend a free funding event on 21 July at Warren Hall in Micheldever Station (10.30am-2.30pm).

The aim of the event is to give voluntary and community groups across the Winchester District an opportunity to meet directly with key funders. Lunch will be provided along with the chance to network with other like-minded organisations.

After lunch a funding workshop session will enable groups to raise specific funding questions related to their work. This is the first of a number of free events which will be run across the Winchester District this year.

Booking in advance is essential. Please contact Mandy Harris: or call 0300 500 8085 to book a place.

Funding & Support Officer for Winchester City Council, Melissa Fletcher, said:

This funding event is a fantastic opportunity for local organisations to hear about national funding. Organisations will have the chance to listen to and engage with the funders. They will have the opportunity to network and to attend a workshop session so that they can ask specific funding questions. They will also have the chance to find out about the tailored support they can receive. It is great to have this event in Micheldever, as it is important that we support local rural communities.

To find out more about Community First in Winchester District visit: