Application for Grant

Our Charity’s Objective is:

To further such purposes as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the committee may from time to time determine for the public benefit of the communities of Alresford in Hampshire and surrounding areas.


Does my organisation qualify to apply for a grant from the Alresford Watercress Festival?


If you can answer yes to the following 4 questions…


  1. is your organisation a Community or not for profit organisation?

  2. does it benefit the communities of Alresford and surrounding areas?

  3. does it have specific projects or programmes for which proof of expenditure can be provided?

  4. and can you utilise the grant within 12 months of applying and provide the relevant receipts?

…then we look forward to receiving your application.


NB. the AWF does not provide funds for running costs of organisations nor commit to annual donations


Applications over £500 are considered at a formal meeting of the Committee which are held 4 times each year, typically in February, May, August and November.  They are more likely to be accepted if submitted soon after the festival as this is when the majority of funds are raised.


We strive to respond quickly to all small requests ( i.e. less than £500) at any time of the year.


Please provide us with as much information as possible. All questions are mandatory (except fax and website); if a question doesn’t apply to your organisation please enter non-applicable.​