Council grants enable organisations, voluntary groups and individuals access to funding to support projects, activities, educational experiences, new opportunities and innovations which benefit Biddulph residents.
The Council’s current priorities for funding are:
- Young people (aged 13-19)
- People at risk of loneliness and isolation
- Opportunities providing educational experiences
- Provision to improve social welfare and community cohesion
Biddulph Town Council operates two grant schemes throughout the year:
1) Town Council Grants Scheme
2) Town Councillors’ Community Grants Fund
Grants are allocated at the discretion of the Council and in accordance with the agreed strategic objectives.
The Policy that details the distribution of grant funding can be found here: Grants Policy.
We recommend applicants thoroughly read the Grants Policy before making an application and contact us if you need advice.
Town Council Grants Scheme
Grant forms must be received by 17 June 2022 to be considered for funding this financial year. Please note that incomplete applications, including applications with information ‘to follow’ cannot be accepted, and will be returned.
Grants are allocated in June each year, and where funding remains available, an additional round of grant awards may take place in Autumn/Winter. Applications are welcome for grants between £30 and £2,000. Applications may be submitted at any time, but those received after the deadline will not be considered until the next round of funding takes place. Larger amounts may be considered in exceptional circumstances. Only one application will be considered per organisation per financial year.
Town Councillors’ Community Grants Fund
The Town Councillors’ Community Grant Scheme is currently closed. Applications for funding for 2022-2023 will be available in August.
Town Councillors may receive grant applications for up to £250 each. Applications should be submitted between August and January each year. A number of Councillors’ may combine their allocations to create a larger award.
Please refer to the guidance notes for full details of the scheme.
Grants Scheme Evaluation
Biddulph Town Council monitors the success and impact of every grant awarded. It’s from evaluations that we learn about how successful projects have been. This knowledge helps us to be accountable and to consistently improve our grant-making process.
Applications or evaluation forms can be downloaded, saved and completed in Microsoft Word. Forms can be submitted either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or or printed and posted to / dropped off at the Town Hall.
Grants awarded in 2020 / 2021 – If you received a grant in 2020-21 and have not yet returned an evaluation, please ensure this is completed and returned as soon as possible: Grant evaluation form 2020-21
Grants awarded in 2021 / 2022 – Evaluations for grants received in the 2021-22 financial year are available here. Grant recipients for 2021-22 must return this form by Friday 27 May 2022: Grant evaluation form 2021-22
A summary of grants awarded in 2020 / 2021 and details of these applications can be found here: Grant Recipients 2020-2021