Small Grant Scheme 2019/2020

Applications Open


This scheme aims to make small grants easily available to local voluntary and community groups. Grants are quick and easy to apply for, and we will offer you advice whenever you need it. The grants of up to £500 are available for one-off pieces of expenditure if on projects, equipment and other items which will help your organisation to do more, to reach more people, to provide better services or to try something different.

Should your application be eligible and suitable for funding we would like you to attend the session in your ward in order for us to have a brief discussion with regards to your application.  You will be advised on the day if your organisation will receive the funding you requested.  

If you require funding for a Winchester town based activity, please refer to our Town Forum Small Grant Programme.

Small grant panel award meetings:

Tuesday 28 January 2020
10.30am-1.00pm: Jubilee Hall - Bishops Waltham (Bishops Waltham / Whiteley & Shedfield wards) 

1.30pm-4.30pm: Wickham Community Centre (Southwick & Wickham / Denmead wards)

Tuesday 4 February 2020
9.30am-1.00pm: The Swan Hotel, Alresford (Alresford and Itchen Valley wards)

1.30pm-4.30pm: East Meon Village Hall (Upper & Central Meon Valley wards)

Thursday 13 February 2020
9.30am-1.00pm: Badgers Farm Community Centre (Badgers Farm and Olivers Battery wards)

1.30pm-4.30pm: Kings Worthy Community Centre (Micheldever and The Worthys wards)

Should you need further information with regards to relevant wards, refer to our ward map

  • Criteria

    Your organisation needs to be a not-for-profit voluntary organisation, community group or a registered charity running activities or projects that benefit the residents of the Winchester District. Applications are invited from 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 council's funding themes and priority outcomes listed below.

    The criteria for the Small Grants Scheme can be found to the right of this page. If you are considering applying, please refer to this criteria. 

    Please note that you cannot apply for funding retrospectively. We are rarely able to fund applications in full because of the level of demand, but we do make payments as soon as the awards are confirmed so that you have cash in the bank to spend rather than claiming it back at a later stage.

    Theme 1: Dealing with peoples and communities needs

    To view the funding themes and priority outcomes please click this link 

    Funding Themes and Priority Outcomes (pdf, 130kb)

    Theme 2: Striving for positive change

    To view the funding themes and priority outcomes please click this link 

    Funding Themes and Priority Outcomes (pdf, 130kb)


  • How to apply

    Should you find you are eligible to apply to the scheme, please visit Flexigrant to complete your application.

    The deadline is noon on Monday 13 January 2020. You will need to register with Flexigrant if you have not made a previous application.

    Should you require any assistance in completing your application, you can contact us on or 01962 848269.

  • Decisions

    Deadline: Noon Monday 13 January 
    Decisions: at the ward panel day or within 4 weeks of the ward meeting

    Decisions will be advised as above. Monies are to be spent/allocated by the end of March 2020.

  • How to track

    You are able to track the status of your application using the FlexiGrant account you would have created. Please visit

    You will then be able to log in using the details you provided when submitting your application.

    Should you require any further assistance you can contact us at:

    01962 848492



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