There are only a few days remaining to apply for Winchester City Council’s new grant scheme, set up to help businesses and organisations across the district to adapt, transform and diversify their operations due to COVID-19.

The Transformation, Adaptations and Diversification Fund (TAD) offers grants of up to £5,000 for adaptations and up to £20,000 for transformation and diversification and is part of the Government’s Additional Restrictions Grant Fund.

Andrew Gostelow, Service Lead – Economy & Tourism at Winchester City Council, said:

This grant will support businesses and organisations to fund activities carried out to adapt their premises to serve customers within COVID-19 restrictions guidelines. For example, by offering new take-away services, or if they have plans to diversify or transform their services, products and business model to reach new customers and markets.

“We want to help as many organisations as possible so have created a simple online application process. There is a limited fund, so we are urging businesses to apply as soon as possible before the deadline of Monday 24 May.”

Awards will be allocated based on the individual business case submitted.  Organisations may apply for one or both elements of the fund. The deadline for applications is Monday 24th May.

To download the full criteria and guidance notes or to complete an on-line application visit: or contact our Economy team at: