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Chippenham Community Donations 

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 that 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.

Members of the committee:
Councillor Desna Allen
Councillor Richard Bambury
Councillor Declan Baseley
Councillor Kathryn MacDermid
Councillor Nick Murry
Councillor Matthew Short
Councillor Myla Watts

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 2021/22 are:

Thursday 22 April 2021
Thursday 22 July 2021
Thursday 14 October 2021
Thursday 10 Feb 2022
Thursday 28 April 2022

Your 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

April 2021

In the latest meeting of the Community Donations Sub Committee, 1 grant was awarded:

Ivy Wildlife Garden

Ivy Wildlife Garden is a community garden that opened in 2014 and has been maintained by resident volunteers. It exists to attract wildlife and provide a safe green space for visitors of all ages. They were awarded £800 which will cover the cost of bird and animal feed for a year.  The remaining budget for 2020 / 2021 is £23,200 and the next meeting is 22 July. The deadline for applications is 01 July.

Mayor of Chippenham stood with representatives of Ivy Wildlife Garden on the Town Hall steps whilst they receive their community donation cheque