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Winchendon Cultural Council


Jill Nicholson Sackett

Town Hall
109 Front Street
Winchendon, MA 01475-1758

FY22 Allocation


FY22 Local Priorities

The Winchendon Cultural Council will give priority to the following criteria:

1. Applicants that have secured a local venue within the Greater Winchendon Community.
2. Projects that serve youth, adults, and the elderly.
3. Projects that focus on local history.

In addition to the state criteria, applications will be evaluated by community support, financial need, and demonstrated planning.
Applications must be submitted using the online system.

FY22 Local Guidelines

Guidelines – Adopted August 24, 2004

1. Winchendon Cultural Council applications are due by state-wide MCC deadline (which is usually October 15 of each year) at the Town Manager’s Office, Town Hall, 109 Front Street, Winchendon, MA 01475-1758. Business hours are Mondays 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesdays through Thursdays: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. until noon.

2. Priority will be given to proposals which either take place in Winchendon or that will directly benefit Winchendon residents.

3. Projects must have a Winchendon sponsor. Public programs must take place in locations accessible to people with disabilities.

4. Applicants must be Massachusetts residents.
5. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be typed on current LCC (Local Cultural Council) grant application forms, available at the public library, the town clerk’s office, or from the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) web site, (From the web site, applications may be filled out and printed, then signed for submission.)

6. Applicant must supply signed original application and 8 (eight) copies, including supporting written documentation. (Exception: If submitting accompanying video, CDs, portfolio, etc, one copy will be sufficient.) The WCC takes no responsibility for returning submitted materials.

7. Applicants submitting multiple projects must be prepared to prioritize.

8. Name, address and telephone number of applicant, or representative, must be supplied.

9. All Local Cultural Council (LCC) grants are reimbursement-based. Preliminary approval is announced in December. Final approval, and funding, usually becomes available in April. Projects must be completed, and reimbursement paid, within one year of final approval.

10. For LCC Capital Expenditure Requests, applications must include answers to the supplemental questions. Capital projects must demonstrate a public benefit, and have a 2:1 match. Capital project applicants may qualify for partial payments. For instance, if the project is 50% complete, an applicant may submit forms (showing the 2:1 match) for reimbursement of 50% of grant.

11. Field Trip grant venues must be within Massachusetts. The WCC will generally consider funds for tickets, but not transportation costs.

12. Funds for scholarships are available to applicant organizations (i.e. not to individuals.) Community benefit must be demonstrated.


How Grant Recipients Are Paid

Reimbursement Grants

FY22 Funding List

Name Project Title Amount
Robert Jordan A Musical Celebration of Lives Lost $400
MUSIC Hip Hop Dance Chair Exercise for Seniors! $350
Murdock High School Salem Experience $1,000
Winchendon Winds, Inc. Winchendon Winds 2022 Concert Series $1,920
Daniel Kirouac Concert for Senior Center $250
Beals Memorial Library Beals Con: Historical Swordsmanship Demonstration $150
The Winchendon School Buy Local Mural Project $510
Society of the Church of the Unity Holiday Brass Concert $395
Miranda Jennings Taste of Winchendon $2,000
Edward L. Cope, Jr. Reading is Magic $450
Howard Newman Musical Baseball Show $375
Beals Memorial Library Whalemobile $450
Beals Memorial Library Beals Prize for Poetry $300
Gardner Area League of Artists, Inc. Community Art Murals $500
Beals Memorial Library Animal Adventures $450
Beals Memorial Library Movies on the Library Lawn Summer Family Film Series $450
Miranda Jennings Winchendon Skillshare Program $2,875
Beals Memorial Library Town-wide Read: Hey Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with a Family Addiction” by Jarrett Krosoczka $2,000
Beals Memorial Library Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society $400
Aldrich Astronomical Society, Inc. Oceans of Possibilities! $250

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