The Alton Society has a Grants Policy, designed to help local organisations promote new projects or support existing ones. It can be used to start up a new group. The criteria is outlined in the Alton Society Grants Policy and you can apply by completing the application form.
The upper limit will be £250 per grant, and the application must tie in with the Society’s aims and objectives. However in special circumstances we can increase the grant limit. In the past we have helped small groups such as Wey Valley Radio to buy equipment and supported the Friends of Alton Station in trying to save Alton’s historic railway bridge. This new policy will help us decide who needs assistance, and it will guide applicants on what they need to do to apply.
Recent Grant Awards
Alton Climate Action and Network (ACAN): The Society made a grant of £129 to pay for a storage cupboard at the Community Hub. It will allow ACAN to store items to encourage recycling of some goods.
Alton Community Centre: A grant has been made to enhance the Centre’s courtyard garden to become a sensory garden for the benefit of users at the Centre. It will assist in the purchase of plants, compost and other materials. A total of £250 was authorised.
Active Alton Sports Directory: The Society have given a grant of £250 towards this project which intends to cover all sporting and exercise activity in Alton. It will help people find clubs, organisations and local venues to engage in social or competitive activities thus encouraging good health and wellbeing.
Church Triangle Residents’ Association: The Society has given a grant towards the Association’s set up costs and some litter picking equipment. It was £117.00p
Walk Alton: The Society presented a cheque to the Walk Alton group who were involved in promoting Alton’s Walking Festival as well as other walking activities. The Festival was in May and was as popular as ever. They have been successful in getting Alton listed again as a Town that Welcomes Walkers. Well done!
Alton Eastbrooke and Wooteys Residents’ Association (AEWRA): An Alton Society grant has been provided to help fund the Community Bus Project, which is serving Manor Estate and other outlying areas.
Amery Hill Residents Association: A substantial grant was made towards the enhancement of the Wey Walk in Alton’s Flood Meadows at the Lenten Street entrance.