The Town Council has three grant programmes:
The objective of the Small Grants Programme is to support and encourage a diverse range of youth and community activities, initiatives and events that meet the needs of Stroud Parish residents. We provide small grants to organisations of between £50 and £500.
We also offer Community Support Fund Grants of between £500 and £3,000 to help groups and organisations that work to strengthen Stroud’s community.
The Community Support Fund has been completely comitted for 2018-19. We are not currently accepting applications. Applications will re-open after 1st April 2019.
The Arts and Culture Fund provides grants of between £500 and £5,000 (normally no more than £3,000) for projects and events that will benefit people in Stroud parish through cultural activity.
The Arts and Culture Fund has very limited funds remaining for 2018-19. Potential applicants are recommended to dicuss their application with the Town Clerk before completing an application.
As our grant funds are often oversubscribed, we recommend that applicants explore as many other funding opportunities as possible, to ensure that we can support as many groups and projects as possible. We recommend that you look at the comprehensive list of grant funding available in Gloucestershire published on the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance website, where you can also sign up for regular updates.
If your application is for a service or event which benefits residents beyond our parish boundary, we also recommend that you approach the relevant parish councils for a share of the costs.
All of our grant programmes favour applications for support for activities that build the capacity of community groups to support themselves. In addition the Council is keen to support projects that fight and prevent racism and xenophobia. Decisions on grant awards are made by the Town Council's Finance, Community and Policy Committee, at three meetings each year. Applications must be received no later than 3 weeks before the relevant meeting.
Future meeting application deadlines and meeting dates:
Deadline: 12 noon, 7th January 2019
Meeting: 28th January 2019
Deadline: 12 noon, 27th May 2019
Meeting: 17th June 2019
Deadline: 12 noon, 23rd September 2019
Meeting: 14th October 2019
Deadline: 12 noon, 6th January 2020
Meeting: 27th January 2020
To support your grant application please ensure that you look at the guidelines before filling in the application form:
Small Grants Application (£50-£500)
Community Support Fund Application (£500-£3000)
- Community Support Fund Guidance and Application Form (PDF)
- Community Support Fund Application Form (MS Word)
Arts and Culture Fund (£500-£5000)
Ward Specific Projects
The town Council has had a ‘Ward Specific Project’ budget since 2011. There are six wards in the parish and for the year 2018/2019, each has up to £500 available. How this is spent is at the discretion of the Town Councillors. If you have a project which benefits your community, please contact your ward councillor.