Are you involved in a local organisation that requires funding towards a local project?

Shepton Mallet Town Council operates two schemes which award grants or donations to local organisations to help them achieve their aims and objectives. These can be used to fund either new projects or continued services and may also be used as matched funding.

The Town Council has a policy of assisting local community groups and applications must be from a properly formed group, club, committee or charity, which must show that the group has charitable/community aims whilst benefitting the residents of Shepton Mallet.

Community Donations

  • Applications considered at committee twice a year from a total budget of £10K for the current financial year.
  • A financial contribution of up to £2,000 and given on a one-off basis only;
  • Some basic conditions, such as giving credit to the Town Council in publicity and giving a report on how the money was spent.

Community Grants

  • Applications considered at committee once a year in November and budgeted for in the following financial year. Eg. Successful applications reviewed in November 2023 will be funded in the financial year 2024-2025.
  • For a specific purpose, with specific terms and conditions and may be for more than £2,000 and/or might be requested over more than one financial year;
  • Monies might be given in stages, subject to satisfactory completion of the first stage of the project;
  • The recipient organisation will be invited to work collaboratively with the Town Council;
  • The organisation may be asked to enter in to a Service Level Agreement.
  • Organisations will also need to show that they possess a Constitution/Set of Rules, a bank account and Public Liability Insurance.

Key dates 2021/2022

Community Donations
June 2021 – closing date for applications – 01st June 2021
October 2021 – closing date for applications – 17th September 2021

Community Grants
October 2021 – closing date for applications –17th September 2021

If your organisation is interested in one of our schemes and requires further guidance on whether your community group meets our criteria for financial support, or for an application form, please email or contact the office on 0800 061 4089 for an informal chat.

Please see link below for organisations who received a grant or donation during the financial year 2020/21

Grants donations awarded 20-21

Community Donations Scheme Policy
Community Donations Application Form
Community Grant Scheme Policy
Community Grants Application Form