The Acorn Day Centre received a £3,000 Community Support Fund grant.
Based at the Baptist Church Hall in Union Street, the day centre, which is affiliated with Age UK, provides companionship, activities and home-cooking for the elderly.
The day centre has seen a huge reduction in its funding support from the district and county councils.
“This money is a real life-line to us as we look at way to generate other funding,” said Colin Rose, acting chairman. “We have been providing this service for more than 22 years and we are determined to ensure we are here for years to come.”
The grant came from the council’s Community Support Fund.
Stroud Christian Fellowship was awarded £1,250 to support its debt counselling.
Gloucestershire Print-making Co-operative received £1,000 to support its public art wall, symposium speaker and mini-bus gallery tour.
Friends of Daisy Bank received a £384 small grant to support a consultation and fundraising for the area.
Stroud Valley School PTFA was awarded £500 to update the school library and book stock.
Centre for the Spoken Word received £455 to support performances at day centres and OAP homes and Stroud Preservation Trust received £467 for an information board for Brunel Goods Shed.
“The town council believes it has an obligation to support projects which enhance and enrich the life of the community,” said town mayor Amanda Moriarty. “During these times of cuts and lost funding it is more important than ever.”
The next deadline for grant applications is February 18 2013.