Small grants up for grabs

Press Release: 18/08/2015

Young Carers

Do you need money (up to £500) for a one off activity or new piece of equipment?

The second round of the small grants scheme is now open for applications from not for profit / voluntary organisations, application deadline Tuesday 15 September 2015 (decision notifications w/c 12 October 2015).

This grant stream is for one off activities or pieces of equipment. You may wish to apply for a health related activity, a new/additional piece of equipment for a sports club, promotional material for an arts event/project, or a pilot for a new community activity. Or why not apply for something which will help your Organisation to do more, to reach more people, to provide better services or to try something different?

Portfolio Holder for Local Economy and Parking, Cllr James Byrnes says

the small grants have proven invaluable; we endeavour to fund a wide range of organisations and activities across the district.

Below is a list of some organisations and activities which we have previously funded:

  • Gratton Trust, Sutton Scotney - Sports taster sessions for children
  • Nightshelter, Winchester - First aid training for Residents
  • Olive Branch, Winchester - Supervision skills training for volunteers
  • Wessex Cancer Trust, Winchester Town – Therapy bed
  • Winchester Nepalese Ladies Group, Winchester Town - New group support
  • Winchester Young Carers, Winchester Town – Respite care activities

Melissa Fletcher, Funding & Development Officer said

The small grants are an essential source of funding for groups who just need a little bit of money for an activity or piece of equipment. We have a very healthy demand for this type of funding, where possible we try to support as many applications as we can.

You can apply on line or download the application form. To find our further information, visit:
http://www.winchester.gov.uk/community/grants/small-grant-scheme/

If you need assistance please contact: Melissa Fletcher, 01962 848 492, mfletcher@winchester.gov.uk, (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).