Graze Festival is a not-for-profit enterprise, run to raise funds to support local charities and good causes in the community. Surpluses from each summer’s festival are set aside in a fund administered by a local charity and distributed to applicants based upon a simple set of criteria.
The Graze fund is open to applications at the end of each year, once the surplus from each year’s festival is finalised. Applications must be submitted by the end of January each year. A small group of trustees will then consider each application on merit and award funds accordingly by the end of February.
Applications to the Graze Fund for 2016/17 are now closed. Applications for the 2017/18 community fund should be made before 31st January 2018 via the application form: http://goo.gl/forms/HIie64eRNv
If your organisation would like to be considered for assistance from the Graze Fund, then it will need to submit an application, so long as it meets the following criteria:
- Applications will only be considered from charities, good causes, community groups or other charitable fund raising groups. Applications from private individuals are not supported by this fund.
- Only applications to purchase equipment, or capital items will qualify. The fund will not support running costs or requests for financial support of a non-capital nature.
- Applicants must come from the ‘local’ area. I.e. Twyford or the surrounding district.
- While there are no set limits as to the amount of any one award, the trustees may consider part funding depending on circumstances at the time. The fund has limited resources and is intended to help as many applicants each year as possible.
- The decision of the Graze Fund trustees will be final and is not subject to any appeal process.
The following organisations have been successful in their application to the Graze Fund (managed by a small group of Twyford residents) and have been the recipients of some of the profits from the festival in 2015:
- Twyford St. Mary’s Parent Teacher Association – http://www.twyford-pri.hants.sch.uk/
- Colden Common Church - http://www.findachurch.co. uk/details/colden-common/11721.htm
- Colden Common Scouts (9th Winchester) – http://www.9thwinchesterscouts.org.uk/
- Ballard Close – http://twyfordhants.org.uk/village-information/ballard- close/
- Twyford Playgroup – http://twyfordplaygroup.co.uk/
- Supercapes – http://www.iamsupercapes.co.uk/
- Twyford Guides – http://www.twyfordguides.org.uk/
- Twyford Brownies – http://www.girlguidinghantseast.org.uk/
- Twyford Parish Hall – http://twyfordhants.org.uk/ village-information/parish- hall/