Have Your Say

Have your Say is back and open to applications!

The “Have Your Say” grant funding is suitable for small grassroots community projects.

The purpose of the funding is to improve local environments, support local groups or strengthen communities.

A minimum of 1 grant will be awarded in each area represented by your County Councillor (or electoral division). You cannot use the funding to pay for day-to-day costs or the general running costs of your group or organisation. Please note you cannot apply for funding for projects that have already begun nor for projects with a total cost in excess of £2,500.

Grants are available up to a maximum of £1,000.

We may not always be able to offer you the full grant you have asked for.

Who can apply?

We will consider applications from any small grassroots community projects – this includes
churches and schools.

You must be a non-profit making organisation or charity and have no restrictions on membership.

Your headquarters has to be in Winchester and District.

How to apply

You can download a “Have Your Say” application form from the following link:
http://www.waca.org.uk/haveyoursay/. and following the link on the right hand side of the page.


Please email the completed form to haveyoursay@waca.org.uk or send to the address below. Please also attach a photo for marketing your project on our Facebook page and via other social media.

Alternatively, you can call (01962) 890066 for a hard copy.

You will need to submit a copy of your Constitution and most recent bank statement with your application
form. If your group is not constituted or does not have a bank account we recommend your group works with your Parish Council on your application. Alternatively in certain circumstances WACA may be able to hold the funds on behalf of your group, please contact WACAs Development Support Services for more information on this.

What happens once you have applied?

We will contact you to let you know we have received your application.

We will list the applications on our website and on our Facebook page and invite the public to vote
for their favourite.


The public will be able to vote from 22 June to 19 July 2015 via a web-form hosted on our
website (www.waca.org.uk) or by telephone. More details on our website at www.waca.org.uk

Grants will be awarded end of July 2015

Deadline for Applications: 17 June 2015


We will expect you to show us how you spent the money in order to monitor outcomes, you will need to do
this by providing a short report at the end of your project. All reports must be submitted by 19th February 2016

Please send completed forms by email to – haveyoursay@waca.org.uk

Or send by post to:

Winchester Area Community Action (Have Your Say), Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SB

If you have any questions or queries about your application, please contact:
Vanessa Kitt 01962 890066 vkitt@waca.org.uk

  • Hampshire County Council
  • Winchester City Council
  • Winchester District Strategic Partnership

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