Grant Applications

The Town council has a budget of £45,000 for 2018-19 to distribute grants to community groups, charities and local organisations.

We welcome grant applications and aim to ensure that public funds are used to benefit the residents of the community of Burnham and Highbridge.

The Policy and Finance Committee considers grant applications for recommendation to Full Council.

How do I apply?

Application forms may be downloaded from this page 

Grant application 2018-19.docx

or obtained from the Town Council’s office during office hours. Please read the Town Council’s policy on who can apply and how the application will be assessed before completing the application form.

Completed applications must be received 10 working days before the next Policy and Finance Committee meeting. They need to be printed out and completed as they must be signed, and include all the other grant information required. They need to be either sent in the post or delivered by hand.

Dates of the Policy and Finance meetings when grants will be considered are:
Monday 10th September
Monday 26th November
Deadlines for applications to be submitted are 27th August and 12th November!

How will the application be assessed?

See the Grants Policy document 

  Grant policy - Apr18-Apr19.pdf

What happens next, if your application is successful?

The Clerk will write to you within 7 days of the Full Town Council meeting to notify you that the grant has been approved, to confirm the amount agreed and any specific conditions that may have been applied.

Cheques will only be made payable to the organisation’s bank account – not an individual.

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council reserves the right to reclaim the grant in the event of it not being used for the purposes specified on the application form.

We require a grant monitoring form to be completed to describe how the grant has been spent. A grant monitoring form can be downloaded here Grant Monitoring Form 


Community Grants 2018/2019
BARB £495.00
BASC £5,000.00
BoS & HB Men's Shed £1,000.00
BOS Chamber of Trade £4,000.00
BOS Fest £1,500.00
Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society £1,000.00
Citizens Advice BOS £2,700.00
Cultural Arts Development Society £3,775.00
Friends of Burnham Beach £300.00
Highbridge Chamber of Trade £3,174.60
In Charley's Memory £3,500.00
Life Education Wessex £550.00
MS Therapy Centre £300.00
Sea Cadets £2,000.00
Sedgemoor Community Partnership £2,500.00
Vale of Avalon Vintage Vehicle Run £300.00



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