Council agrees funding of nearly £750,000 for local charities

Council agrees funding of nearly £750,000 for local charities

Council agrees funding of nearly £750,000 for local charities

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WINCHESTER civic chiefs met to discuss the security of nearly three-quarters of a million pounds for local charities.

Councillors agreed £722,825 be allocated for voluntary and community organisations across Winchester.

Keystone Winchester Churches Housing, Winchester Churches Night Shelter and the Winchester Rent Deposit Scheme retain their core funding.

Cllr Keith Wood, Cabinet chairman, said: “At the moment we are guaranteeing that the existing charities do as well as they can and maybe even better.”

Eloise Appleby, assistant director for economic prosperity, said: “I hope it will get money out to places that it will really help. This year will see a pretty thorough review of the whole situation.”

The bulk of these funds come from core funding, which covers such costs as overheads.

In addition, the council provides one-off grants for various projects, often helping organisations to attract match-funding from elsewhere.

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