Grants

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AN IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING TOWN COUNCIL GRANTS
Trowbridge Town Council is currently unable to confirm whether it will have any resources available during 2020/2021 for grants. The Council normally awards Core Grants to a number of local organisations and events each year and also has an open application grant budget available. Applications normally need to be submitted by 30th April each year to be awarded in July. The Town Council will still accept applications up to 30th September 2020,  but will however not make any decisions on grant awards until 2021. Grants will then be presented at the Annual Town Meeting in April 2021.

Trowbridge Town Council offer grant funding support to local Community Groups and Organisations, supporting projects and initiatives which will directly benefit the residents of Trowbridge Town and the surrounding areas. A number of other organisations provide specific grant funding in the Trowbridge area. These include

Wiltshire Council’s Trowbridge Area Board
Trowbridge Town Trust
St James’ Trust
Wiltshire Community Foundation

Two types of Grant Application are able to be considered by the Town Council:

General Grant Applications should be submitted by 30th September 2020 which will then be considered by Committee, probably at a meeting in November or January 2021, with an opportunity for the relevant managers and other officers to consider applications which are appropriate to their departmental and individual areas of responsibility and make a recommendation to the committee and the chair of the committee. Cheques will be presented at the March Full Council meeting.
Apply by 30th September
Application will be considered November/January 2021
Cheque to be presented at the Annual Town Meeting in April 2021.

Core Funding usually covers the long term, to ensure that a local organisation has a sustained source of funding to cover operational costs. Core grants are considered in the year prior to the grant being awarded.
If your organisation wishes to be considered for core funding in the 2021/22 Budget, applications should be submitted by 30th September 2020. When setting the budget (between November and January), the Council will consider whether existing core funding should continue and if any additional core funding applications should be budgeted for.
Apply by 30th September
Application will be considered November – January
Cheque will be presented at the Annual Town Meeting in April 2021.

Please note that no further core grant requests will be considered until the Town Council budget is set for 2021/22. A copy of the Grants Policy (which shows the normal year process) is available here. Should you require any guidance on either Trowbridge Town Council grants or alternative grant funding opportunities please contact Trowbridge Town Council
on (01225) 765072 or email Varsha Patel-Rickitt who will be happy to offer guidance and support on this matter.

General Grants Application forms can be obtained from the Town Council.

Forms available to download:
General Grant Application Form
Core Funding Application Form
Grants Procedure Guidelines
Trowbridge Town Council Grants Awarded