The Council operates various 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 Bridgwater parish residents.
All grant schemes must adhere to the council’s Grant Funding Policy opens pdf file– please read before applying.
Animating Bridgwater Town Deal Grants – are available from £500 up to £10,000 to support organisations in their delivery of new events and activities that will draw people to the Town Centre.
Community Grant Funding Scheme is for one-off grants up to £2,500 for community groups.
Time table for Community Grant Scheme.
|Deadline for submission||Meeting Date||Amount|
|12 June 2023||3 July 2023||£6,000 approx. spend in this cycle|
|4 September 2023||18 September 2023||£6,000 approx. spend in this cycle|
|15 January 2024||5 February 2024||£6,000 approx. spend in this cycle|
|Total||£18,000 actual available budget allocation.|
Core Grant Fund – the Council provides a core grant of £20,000 each to Bridgwater Art Centre, Sydenham Community Centre and Victoria Park Community Centre.
Youth Grants – the Council has provided a budget of £10,000 to the Youth Forum.
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 opens in a new windowGOV.UK website for more information.