Winchester council gives groups £670,000

ORGANISATIONS have received a share of more than £500,000 for the support they give to the community.

Monday, 1st May 2017, 6:11 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:27 pm

In the past 12 months, Winchester City Council has awarded 127 grants to around 99 organisations across the district which covers Whiteley, Wickham, Bishop’s Waltham and Denmead.

The grants ranged from £500 to £168,000 and totalled £670,000.

The groups apply annually for one-off projects, small grants or core funding which assists them with their operating overheads.

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Melissa Fletcher, funding and development officer at the council, said: ‘The work being undertaken by these voluntary organisations is a lifeline for many of our residents.

‘They provide vital support services and community activities.’