The Council operates five 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
General Grant Funding Scheme is for one-off grants up to £2,500 for community groups.
Tree Planting Fund – Bridgwater Town Council is committed to improving the environment and has set up a Tree Fund to support tree planting on public open spaces. We are therefore looking for groups of people who are interested in additional tree planting on public green spaces in their local area.
Groups must demonstrate a communal commitment for any planting within their street or locality along with an agreement to maintain any new planting for at least two years to ensure that the trees survive and thrive.
Core Grant Fund – 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 (£15,000 for 2021/22). 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
- 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.
Bridgwater Town Council Grant Funding Policy – please read BEFORE applying
Core Grant (Community Centres)
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Grant Application Form Core Fundingopens WORD file
General Grant Fund