The Town Council administers a small grants scheme for local projects. If your community or voluntary group needs money to help move a project forward, it may be eligible to apply for funding from the Town Council. In the last year, grants of between £100 - £3,000 have been awarded, most recently to Revitalise, Marlborough & District Dyslexia Association, Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group, The Merchant's House Trust, Greatwood, Marlborough St Mary's, Macmillan Marlborough and Alzheimers Support.
In previous years Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, Prospect Hospice Outreach Centre at Savernake Hospital, The Jubilee Centre, Manton Pre-School, East Wilts Mencap, Relate Mid Wiltshire, The Bruce Trust, Splash Wiltshire, Alzheimer's Support, Home Start Kennet, Marlborough Amateur Boxing Club and Marlborough Gardening Association, St. John's Ambulance, Vitalise, The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust and the Greatwood Charity have also received funding.
Deadlines for submission
Apply by 4pm on
For consideration at the
Finance & Policy Committee on
| 8 June 2018
||18 June 2018
|14 September 2018
||24 September 2018
|23 November 2018
||3 December 2018
|8 March 2019
||18 March 2019
Download our information leaflet here
Download an application form (pdf) or as a Word document
Please read our policy before applying:
1 The Finance & Policy Committee consider all grant applications
|2 Applications must be for projects that benefit the local community
||3 An organisation may normally only submit one application for a grant every financial year
||4 The organisation must be non-profit making
| 5 Grants are not made retrospectively for projects
||6 The organisation must demonstrate a clear need for financial support and show how fund raising has taken place, if applicable
||7 Organisations applying will need to provide a set of audited accounts for the previous financial year and any other financial information as requested by the Town Clerk
|| 8 Organisations just starting up must submit basic financial information
|9 All grant funding must be claimed by successful applicants before 31 March
||10 Any unused monies not used for the purpose intended should be returned to the Town Council
||11 Applicants must acknowledge Marlborough Town Council's financial support in any publicity or printed material
||12 Cheques must be made out in the name of the organisation making the application
|13 A report must be made about how the grant has been used by the end of the Financial Year for production at the Annual Town Meeting. Failure to do this may jeopardise future grant applications
||14 Grants may be considered for award to individuals only in exceptional cases
||15 The Town Council will not consider grant applications for:
a) Political or religious activities
b) Statutory bodies to fund core services
c) A private profit making/commercial organisation
d) Running costs - e.g. rent, rates, electricity etc
e) Projects that have already started (so the money would be awarded retrospectively)
f) Projects which could reasonably be expected to secure finance by other means
Based just outside Marlborough, Greatwood is a charity that takes in retired racehorses and combines their rehabilitation with educational programmes for disadvantaged children and adults with special educational needs (SEN). Currently home to 43 horses, Greatwood is going from strength to strength with over 2,000 children having benefitted from their interactions with these intelligent animals. Town Mayor Cllr. Mervyn Hall was delighted to hand over a cheque for £427 to Jane Muir-Brooks, Greatwood’s enthusiastic and dedicated SEND Teacher, to be used to provide safety and protective equipment for learners enrolled on educational programmes. Retired racehorse, Louis, was happy to pose for the camera too!
Read more about this wonderful charity here and the Town Council’s small grant scheme here
Our Mayor, Cllr. Lisa Farrell, was very happy to meet Ewa Sojka of Revitialise to hand over a Town Council grant cheque for £708 which will be used towards a respite holiday for disabled people from Marlborough. Ewa explained the range of respite options available to both people with disabilities and carers, which include holidays themed for young people, for couples, with evening entertainment and trips to the continent and the Isle of Wight. They also offer less obvious breaks, such as stays to include Christmas shopping trips so that people can go shopping without their usual carers in order to make sure there’s a surprise for everyone under the Christmas tree.
Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 years. Revitalise also offers inspirational opportunities for volunteers through one of the largest and most diverse volunteering programmes of any UK charity. Read more….
Recently our Mayor presented cheques to two local, very worthy organisations - The Jubilee Centre and Manton Pre-School.
The Town Council's Small Grants Scheme awards funds to groups bringing benefit to the local community. Read more
L-R: Susan Elks, Janneke Blokland, Town Mayor Cllr. Mervyn Hall, Juliette Plank and Betty Dobson
On Friday, 6th April our Town Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall handed over a cheque for £500 to representatives of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group. The Town Council is delighted to be able to support the group which will use the grant award alongside other generous donations to help children and their families participate in activities in the summer, including a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park and Camp Activ8activities. Read more...
On Thursday 16th March, our Mayor handed over a cheque for £350 to the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust. This was a grant from the Council's Small Grants Scheme towards the Trust which provides free home security for the elderly, vunerable and disadvantaged people throughout Wiltshire. Over the last year, 68 homes in Marlborough have been secured, over twice the number the previous year. Pro-active, preventative visits have also increased, from 26 to 49. The grant is being ring fenced for Marlborough to provided security equipment at an average cost of £26.50 per home. Doug Batchelor received the cheque on behalf of the charity. More information is available at: http://www.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk/
If you are part of a community or voluntary group holding an event to celebrate our Queen's birthday, please get in touch. You may be eligible to apply for funding for this from our Small Grants Scheme. If you would like to apply, please let us know by Wednesday 11th May 2016. Apply here