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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.

Chairman: Councillor Nick Murry
Vice-Chairman: Councillor Myla Watts
Members of the committee:
Councillor Desna Allen
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

July 2021

In the latest meeting of the Community Donations Sub Committee, 3 grants were awarded:

Chippenham Hospital radio

Chippenham Hospital Radio aims to provide a high-quality radio service that entertains and informs patients during their stay at the hospital. With the awarded £1,937.49 Chippenham Hospital Radio are now enabled to purchase equipment to conduct outside broadcasts. This will allow the radio to attend events in the town and adds another level of service they provide to hospital patients and the wider community.

Representative from Chippenham Hospital Radio olleting their community donation cheque with Councillor Nick Murry and Mayor of Chippenham COuncillor John Scragg. The image is taken outside the front of the Town Hall.

Wiltshire and Bath Independent Living Trust

Wiltshire and Bath Independent Living trust offers impartial advice to older people and people of all ages with disabilities. The awarded £1,200 will go towards their re-opening project which requires an increase in the frequency and depth of cleaning. This will allow the organisation to safely open to the public as soon as possible.

Wiltshire and Bath Living Trust representative collecting their community donation cheque outside the font of the Town Hall. Councillor Nick Murry and Mayor of Chippenham John Scragg are also present

Sheldon Road Methodist Church

Sheldon Road Methodist Church usually runs a residential holiday for behaviorally challenged and disadvantaged young people, but due to the ongoing pandemic will be running a summer programme of youth activities. The £200 award will allow 12 young people from four families to benefit from the programme offered three days a week throughout the school break, providing creative and sporting activities.

The total amount of donations awarded was £3,337.49 with the remaining annual budget for 2021/2022 £19,863.00. The next Community Donation meeting will take place on 14 October 2021 and the deadline for applications is 23 September 2021.