Winchester City Council

Winchester City Council is inviting community groups, registered charities
and not-for-profit voluntary organisations to come forward to pitch at
their unique WINnovation one-off funding event.

Grants of up to £4000 are up for grabs for community activities or projects
in the Winchester District, which specifically benefit local residents.
Initiatives which are delivered in an entrepreneurial way, that are
innovative, engaging, capacity building or which enhance the organisation’s
strategic development, are more likely to succeed.

Another generous donation from the organiser of the Tent on the Green
event, Steve Abley, has enabled the application threshold to be increased.

Applications to ‘pitch’ should be submitted online by noon 17 October and
grant decisions will be made at a special ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event from
3.30pm on Thursday 2 November at the Marwell Hotel. The Panel will score
the ‘pitches’ on the night and awards will be made at a short ceremony at
the end of the evening.

Councillor Steve Miller, Portfolio Holder for Estates and Community Grant
said

“This is a unique event where organisations can walk away at the end of the
evening, knowing what they have been awarded. It’s also a good opportunity
for applicants to find out about what is happening in their local community
and to make new connections”.

Last year, the WINnovation event awarded £15,000 of grants to local
organisations, including KIDS, who provide a range of support services to
disabled children, young people and their families. The money awarded to
them enabled training sessions for young facilitators in the Winchester
area.

For more information on the WINnovation funding event, visit the Council’s
website: http://www.winchester.gov.uk/community/grants/winnovation/
<http://www.winchester.gov.uk/community/grants/winnovation/>; or contact
mfletcher@winchester.gov.uk <mailto:mfletcher@winchester.gov.uk>  or 01962
848 492.