Windsor Lions’ Den 2018

Does your Community project need support ?

Windsor Lions launch their community project and invite entries from group or individual who are seeking funding for a new Community Project (new or existing) which benefits either the wider community, or a group of individuals within the community.  

Windsor Lion’s are donating up to £10,000 towards local community projects. The ‘Den’ provides the chance for voluntary and community organisations to present their ideas to a panel with a chance of winning financial or other support

The Lions motto is “We serve!” and that’s exactly what we’ve been doing locally since the 1960’s, now we want to help our community help themselves through supporting local and sustainable community projects.A rare chance for voluntary and community organisations to present their ideas to a panel with a chance of winning financial or other support…

Key dates 2018 competition:

  • 1st September – Launch date.
  • 1st November – Closing date for completed entries.
  • 23rd November –  Entries will be advised if they have been short listed for the Final.
  • 10th December – Final of Dragons Den.
  • 18th January ’19 Awards Presentation (Date to be confirmed).

Email: Mike Sells to register your interest   (or phone Mike on 0845 833 4749 )

Application form can be accessed here

Terms & Conditions:

  • Competed entry forms must be received either by post, online Registration, or via email by 1st November 2018.
  • Entries received after either of the closing dates will not qualify for the competition.
  • Submission of a completed entry form acknowledges acceptance of Entry Criteria.
  • Shortlisted applicants will be asked to present their idea or concept to a judging panel for five minutes. The Dragons (judging panel) will have five minutes to ask questions.
  • The ‘Dragons will then discuss all of the presentations to decide the winners, who will be invited to the Awards Presentation Evening to receive their prizes.

Entry criteria:

Criteria to assess applications to Lion’s Den, we are looking for applications that demonstrate a new Community Project (new or existing) which benefits either the wider community, or a group of individuals within the community.  

  • Description of the Project: Please provide a brief description of the aims and objectives of the protect ?
  • Provide an outline of the Project: This should indicate how what is being proposed can be achieved with the funding being requested.
  • Is the project “doable” i.e. is what is proposed something that can be executed and achieved with success to the stated goal ?
    • What plans do you have to maintain and build upon the achievements of this project ?
    • Is this project part of a wider scheme ?
    • How will you make sure funds are not wasted ?
    • It is important to show your project is lasting, sustainable and has been fully thought through.
  • How will a grant benefit the local community:
    • How have local people been involved so far ?
    • How will you encourage people to value the end result ?
    • The projects most likely to receive funding are those that already indicate high community support and include ways of increasing involvement.
  • Geographic area covered by the project:

The project should operate in one or more of the following areas, Ascot, Datchet, Eton, Horton, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Old Windsor, Windsor or Wraysbury.

And the 2017 Windsor Lions Den Winners were..

Dedworth Medical Centre –

Creating a space / environment and support for a significant number of local groups to provide much needed services to the immediate communities.

Electric Eels –

Providing a competitive swimming platform for children with Down’s Syndrome to compete internationally representing GB.

Champney Hall –

Community hall in Horton looking to provide a hub of services to the local community through the addition of broadband and internet infrastructure

We wish to thank all our 20+ teams this year who submitted great cases and while some did not meet the criteria of the Den we hope to be able to support some of them through the broader work of Lions.