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Community grants and donations

Community Donations sub-committee

Chairman: Councillor Richard Bambury
Members of the committee:

This committee meets three times a year and awards donations to community groups and non-profit making organisations for work contributing to the well being of the community.

The dates for 2018/19 are:

  • Thursday 28 June 2018
  • Thursday 18 October 2018
  • Thursday 14 February 2019

You application must be submitted 3 weeks before the meeting dates above.

A copy of the criteria and application form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Application form

Community Donations Policy and Criteria



February 2018:
Local community groups supported by donations from Chippenham Town Council

The Community Donations sub-committee meet three times a year to hear from applicants who are applying for a community donation. Applications must have objectives which support a vibrant Town Centre, a sustainable environment or neighbourhood and community benefits. They can also be in support of the voluntary and community sector working on improving the quality of life for residents of Chippenham.

Summary document

In this round of applications, a total of £5614.00 has been awarded to the following:

Rag and Bone Arts ( were awarded £1033.00 to put towards a new dancefloor which will enable dance classes and performances to take place in Chippenham.

The Youth Adventure Trust ( received £500 to help a group attend Coastal Camp which is a life changing adventure programme.

To support the Children’s Festival and Schools Day, Chippenham Folk Festival ( were awarded £1450.00 for these specific projects.

Chippenham Under 12s Rugby are now going on tour with their donation of £500.00 which will go towards the cost of the trip.

The Friends of Monkton Park Primary School ( would like to develop an outside classroom area and have received £650 towards the cost.

To continue offering local support groups, Wiltshire Sight ( have been given £600.

Wilts and Berks Canal Trust ( and Chippenham FM (ChippFest) both received donations against waived fees for venue hire of the Town Hall, Neeld Community and Arts Centre and John Coles Park.


Cllr Desna Allen, Chairman of the Community Donations Sub-Committee said;
“We’re delighted to offer this funding to such a diverse range of local groups who offer support and activities in Chippenham.”

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