Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) works to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district, creating lower energy bills, healthier lifestyles and stronger communities. We are local residents, businesses and policy-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet.
WinACC helps people save energy in their homes and businesses, save money and keep warm in winter. We press for better public transport, we support sustainable renewable energy, large and small, and we work closely with the local councils to support the emerging low carbon economy.
Together, we can create a better future.
How to get involved
There are lots of ways to get involved, coming to an open meeting, volunteering to help at a single event, starting a Cool Communities group and more. Find out more here.
We meet on Saturday mornings on alternate months at 10.00 for 10.30-12.00 at St Lawrence Parish Room, Winchester, SO23 9LH. In the months between, we meet on Tuesday evenings (joint with Friends of the Earth Winchester) at 7.15 for 7.30-9.15 at the United Church, Jewry St, Winchester SO23 8RZ.
We hold other events too. See the events calendar for dates and topics for all our meetings.
As well as getting involved, why not sign the WinACC pledge and become a member of Winchester Action on Climate Change Limited?
WinACC action groups engage people on topics they feel strongly about, to contribute to achieving WinACC's priorities.
Local community groups on climate change
Local climate change groups across the district are always keen to hear from anyone in their area.
WinACC is a registered charity which relies on donations from individuals, organisations and charitable trusts.
If you can, please make a donation to help support our work.
Find out more about WinACC
Contact us by email, or ring 01962 827083. Our address is WinACC, Room 163, Main Building, University of Winchester, Sparkford Rd, Winchester SO22 4NR (map). If you visit, please go to the University’s reception and ask them to ring us.
We rarely have paid vacancies.
We are currently looking for a new treasurer (unpaid). email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Opportunities for interns are sometimes available. At present we have no vacancies.
Details about WinACC management and trustees, minutes of meetings, Strategy and Policy Committeee, policies etc are available here.
On 4 October 2014 WinACC's acting Chair Councillor Roger Huxstep stepped down after 2 years of leading the organisation, handing the role over to Tony Stoller CBE. The press release is available here.
Thank you to all our funders, past and present.
WinACC is funded by the Hampshire County Council, University of Winchester, Winchester City Council, donations from individual supporters, and grants for projects from several trusts and the Department of Energy and Climate Change. The accounts give a list of funders.
The legal stuff
WinACC was founded in 2007 as an unincorporated charity (Winchester Action on Climate Change, registered charity number 1126993). At our AGM on 7 September 2013, the members approved the decision to convert to charitable company status. From 1 October 2013, we are a charitable company (Winchester Action On Climate Change Ltd, company number 08013043, registered charity number 1150754). We are a company registered in England and Wales, limited by guarantee, and governed by Articles of Association. Our registered office is Room 163, Main Building, Winchester University, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR. (Anything published before 1 October 2013 has the old charity number on it.)