small grant



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 RevitaliseMarlborough & District Dyslexia Association, Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group, The Merchant's House TrustGreatwood, 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-SchoolEast Wilts MencapRelate Mid Wiltshire, The Bruce Trust, Splash WiltshireAlzheimer's Support, Home Start Kennet, Marlborough Amateur Boxing Club and Marlborough Gardening AssociationSt. 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  
7 June 2019 17 June 2019
13 September 2019 23 September 2019
22 November 2019 2 December 2019
6 March 2020 16 March 2020


Download our information leaflet here


Download an application form (pdf) or as a Word document

Guidance Notes

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


Cheque for Revitalise - revitalise-cheque1

Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group

Alzheimer's Support


Marlborough St Mary's

Manton Pre School

The Bobby Van Trust

Lifting cushion for the Prospect Outreach Centre

The Jubilee Centre

August 2018