The Council operates four grant schemes, details of which appear below. The objective of the Grants Scheme is to support and encourage a diverse range of community and youth activities, initiatives and events that meet the needs of the Bridgwater parish residents.
All grant schemes must adhere to the council’s Grant Funding Policy
Regular funding Grant Scheme is for one-off grants up to £2,500 for community groups. (Regular Grant Funding Application Form)
The Ward Grant funding programme is designed to allocate funding to each ward within the Bridgwater Town Council boundary via the ward councillors. Click here for details on your ward councillor. Applications must have the support of the majority of the relevant ward councillors. Each of the following wards have a budget of £1,000 set aside for small grants to for improvements within the ward. Dunwear, Hamp, Fairfax, Eastover, Westover, Victoria and Wyndham. (Ward Grant Funding Application Form)
The Council provides a core grant of £20,000 to the Art Centre, Hamp Community Association, Sydenham Community Centre and Victoria Park Community Centre. (Core Grant Funding Application Form)
Youth Grants – the Council has provided a budget of £10,000 to the Youth Council. The Youth Council allocates £8,000 for ‘Youth’ grants. An application form and Youth Grant Policy can be found below.
Voluntary and community events are an important aspect of everyday life that help encourage people to play a more active part in society.
They may celebrate a particular occasion, raise funds for a good cause or simply bring people in a community closer together. The Government have worked with a range of civil society and government organisations to develop this guide, which will:
- help you to plan and run successful events with a minimum of red tape
- if you are holding a particular type of event, help you to find the specific advice you need
Visit the GOV.UK website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/can-do-guide-for-organisers-of-voluntary-events/the-can-do-guide-to-organising-and-running-voluntary-and-community-events