Here are just a few examples of who we've recently helped...
- Trinity is a Winchester-based charity that helps people who are vulnerable to the effects of homelessness, addiction, physical and mental ill health, poverty, social isolation and domestic abuse. When a person is homeless or living in temporary or unsuitable accommodation, managing simple oral hygiene and getting to the dentist can be challenging, therefore Trinity are working with Dentaid which provides a fully equipped dentist bus at the Trinity drop in centre for check-ups, cleaning services and even minor work to help relieve the pain and discomfort that mouth issues can cause. The Community Fund were delighted to make a donation of £2,400 to cover the cost of the Dentaid bus and staff for a period of six months. The Community Fund team will be visiting Trinity in April for the next Dentaid visit to see the project in action.
- Winchester City Penguins Swimming Club (WCPSC), a competitive swimming club providing inclusive training programmes taught by friendly, qualified, professional swimming teachers and coaches, received a donation of £890 towards play scheme sessions for children. "Thank you so much, that's amazing news. Our next playscheme is scheduled for half term so I'm so pleased we can go ahead with it now. Please accept our thanks for your kind support”
- Working to improve the lives of children with autism, The Playhouse Foundation provides the opportunity to have intensive education home programmes in the critical early years, supporting individual needs. They received a donation of £6,000 towards therapy costs. “I cannot express just how thrilled we all are at The Playhouse Foundation to have received such a huge donation from the Community Fund Committee - thank you so much for your generosity! This will mean so much to those families that we support and funds will go directly into the services that we offer as part of their bursaries.”
- Established in 1993, Youths and Families Matter is a locally based group providing front line services delivering welfare support to youths and families in the area who are at the point of need. They received £1365 to take disadvantaged families to Paultons Park. Over 55 children and adults enjoyed a fun filled day thanks to funding from the Winchester Community Fund. This unique day offered the opportunity for quality family time and respite away from sometimes difficulty family circumstances. Co-ordinated and attended by YFM Family Workers, once inside the families could explore the park and hit the rides and attractions. YFM commented "We are so grateful for the funding from Simplyhealth Professionals' Winchester Community Fund which enabled us to treat these families and help create quality family time".
If you’re interested in applying to the Winchester Community Fund, please fill out this application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please read all our rules which are printed on the Community Fund Criteria PDF of what we do and don’t sponsor, as well as fill in all the boxes with as much information as possible. The Winchester Community Fund meets on a monthly basis and its decision is final.