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Fundraising in the community

Winchcombe Rotary Trust Fund CIO is a registered charity number 1184913
The Club's Charitable activities involve a wide range of fundraising which in turn allows us to support charities and needy causes with links to the local community. Members also provide non-financial support to local projects and initiatives.



The Club is involved with a variety of fundraising activities throughout the year which includes a 100 Club Lottery and ad hoc fundraising activities including Concerts, Santa's Sleigh, Quiz nights, Static Bikeathon etc. Often these events are run for a specific charity.

Our major fundraiser is the Classics at Prescott Hill Climb event. This is held annually at the Bugatti Owners' Club at Prescott, Cheltenham. Classic Car owners have the opportunity to drive the famous hill and have a day socialising with like minded car enthusiasts.

This event, initially run by The Rotary Club of Cheltenham Cleeve Vale, has been in existence for 19 years, with only the 2020 event being missed due to the pandemic. During this time the event has raised over £330,000 for Rotary supported charities.  Winchcombe Rotary Club became involved in 2018 and took over the running of the event in 2020.


Community Projects


Members are involved in a variety of Community projects including:

  • ​Decorating Winchcombe with Christmas trees 

  • Taking Santa on his Sleigh around the streets of Winchcombe, entertaining the children and raising money for charity

  • Providing and Planting trees in the new Cemetery

  • Planting Crocuses as part of Purple4Polio awareness

  • Spring and Autumn ground maintenance at St Peters Church

  • Maintenance of a floral display in a planter in the centre of the Town.

  • Food collections and fund raising for the North Cotswold Food Bank

  • Stewarding vaccination clinics at Winchcombe Medical Centre

  • Participation in the Great British Clean up and the Winchcombe Spring Clean.

  • Supporting Lend with Care

Charitable Donations


The Charitable Funds Advisory Group meets routinely to review any Charitable applications and makes recommendations to the club members who make the final decision on funding.

The policy of the club is to give priority to

  • Humanitarian needs

  • Charitable and Public Organisations rather than individuals

  • Projects where our contribution can make a significant difference

  • Local and national/international needs with local connection and Rotary Charities.

Applying for funding

The Club will only consider applications fully completed on the application form.


To see the full policy document outlining our approach to charitable funding  click here.

To download the application form click here. Completed application forms , together with any relevant supporting documents should be emailed to the Club at 

The Rotary Club has again supported Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice with the purchase of specialist equipment.
We are pleased to once again support the Hospice with the purchase of a specialist  motorised chair and an Oxygen Concentrator. These items have been procured and are already in use providing quality care and comfort. 

Recent charitable donations include:​​

  • £250 to Caring in the Community for equipment purchase.

  • £500 to British Red Cross Morocco Earthquake appeal.

  • £500 to British Red Cross Libya Flood appeal.

  • £250 to Rotary Club of Bristol initiative to supply electric stoves to Nepal to reduce air polution.

  • £250 to Rotary Foundation (Eliminate Polio Fund)

  • £750 to Winchcombe Football Club for installation of a Security Gate.

  • £500 to Kates Home Nursing as a tribute to Rotary Member Terry Blane who recently passed away.

  • £50 to Winchcombe Medical Centre Patient Participation Group to fund men's health evening

  • £600 each to Lupus UK and Myeloma UK following the successful Quiz Night

  • £3900 to Winchcombe Museum as contribution towards the installation of a Secure Display Cabinet for the Winchcombe Maces.

  • Further £250 to Community Mental Health Team for painting and modelling equipment.

  • £3500 to Sue Ryder Leckhampton for purchase of a Specialist Reclining Chair.

  • £770 to Sue Ryder Leckhampton for purchase of an Oxygen concentrator.

  • £600 to Winchcombe Green Group to set up a Toy Library.

  • £500 to Disasters Emergency Committee - Turkey/Syria Earthquake.

  • £5000 for sponsorship of 'Dancing with Parkinson's' activity at BeSocial Winchcombe (second of two donations)

  • £3000 donation to WAM Youth as a contribution to update their administrative software.

  • £2275 to Kates Home Nurses to purchase Lone Worker Security devices.

  • £1200 To Churches in Winchcombe to supplement their Hardship Fund.

  • £250 to Rotary District Appeal to send a Working Ambulance to Ukraine.

  • £200 to Winchcombe Library to purchase Lego for the new Toy Library

  • £250 to the Community Mental Health Team for painting and modelling equipment.

  • £750 to Pakistan Disaster Emergency Committee as a contribution to Rotary International aid programme.

  • £220 to Winchcombe Hub for Ukraine - School uniform for Ukrainian family in Winchcombe.

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