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Winchendon Cultural Council

Yearly, the Winchendon Cultural Council meets in the fall to review and award grants to programs town-wide. We encourage the larger community to attend these wonderful local programs, all of which are free or low-cost.


Jill Nicholson Sackett

Town Hall
109 Front Street
Winchendon, MA 01475-1758

Application Information

FY24 Allocation


FY24 Local Priorities

The Winchendon Cultural Council gathers input from the community and develops funding priorities based on this feedback. This year the Winchendon Cultural Council will give priority to:
• Applicants that have secured a venue in Winchendon
• Projects that serve youth or the elderly
• Projects that align with Winchendon’s Master Plan:
• Applications from LGBTQ+ organizations and organizations that center BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) individuals and communities

In addition to the state criteria applications will be evaluated using the following review criteria:
• How well the program meets our local priorities
• Community support and involvement
• Evidence of track record and dedication of the applicant
• Ability to address the diverse cultural needs of a community’s underserved populations or support diverse forms of cultural activities
• Demonstrated planning

FY24 Local Guidelines

Priority is given to live events that occur within Winchendon. We generally do not fund capital expenditure requests. We encourage applicants to review our town Master Plan (link above, page 18) that encourages 1) use of our historic buildings and churches, and 2) events that focus on innovation and creativity.

How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

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FY23 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. One Earth - One Sky: How Our Shared Views of the Night Sky and Space Exploration Bring Us Closer Together $250
Bates III, Davis R. Raising Our Voices: A Summer Reading Performance $350
Beals Memorial Library Animal Adventures $500
Beals Memorial Library Beals Prize for Poetry $350
Beals Memorial Library Movies on the Library Lawn $500
Beals Memorial Library Theater Squad $500
Beals Memorial Library A Night at the Opera $300
Beals Memorial Library LaughCrafters Improv Workshop $300
Gardner Area League of Artists, Inc. Art Therapy Clay Workshops $450
Jennings, Miranda Taste of Winchendon $2,607
Kirouac, Daniel Concert for Senior Center $250
Lahood, NaTalia STEM Enrichment $1,340
Society of the Church of the Unity Holiday Brass Concert $450
Winchendon Community Action Committee, Inc. Community Wellness & Belonging: Garden & Mural Project $200
Winchendon Music Festival, Inc. 2023 $1,000
Winchendon Recreation Commission Summer Concert Series $500
Winchendon Recreation Commission Amphitheater Grand Opening $300
Winchendon Recreation Commission Monthly Picnics in the Park $300
Winchendon Recreation Commission Battle of the Bands $300
Winchendon Winds, Inc. Winchendon Winds 2023 Concert Series $1,960

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