Town Forum Small Grants


This scheme aims to make small grants easily available to local voluntary and community groups serving the five unparished Wards of Winchester.  Grants of up to £500 are quick and easy to apply for, and we will offer you advice whenever you need it. The closing date for applications is Friday 9 October 2020.

Should your application be eligible and suitable for funding we would like you to attend a virtual funding panel session via MS Teams on Thursday 15 October 2020 3pm-7.00pm.  This is so that we can meet the groups who apply and have a brief informal discussion with regards to your application.  You will be advised on the day if your organisation will receive the funding you requested.  

  • Criteria

    Town Forum Small Grants Scheme is specifically for organisations serving the five unparished Wards of Winchester and open to partnership funding with surrounding parishes (e.g. Badger Farm & Olivers Battery).  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 unparished Wards of Winchester. These Wards are St Bartholomew, St Barnabas, St Paul, St Luke and St Michael. Please see our Ward Map for more information.

    The grant is 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.  

    Organisations applying will need to demonstrate community benefit.


  • How to apply

    We would encourage you to apply by using our online form.

    If you need any assistance with completing the application form or the scheme please contact Melissa Fletcher at (tel. 01962 848 492) for advice (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).

    Applications currently OPEN

    The Policies and Criteria for the Town Forum Small Grant programme in 2020/21 can be found on the right-hand side of this page. 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.


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