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Bewdley Town Council

Town Council Grants

Bewdley Town Council Annual Grant Fund

The Town Council sets aside each year a sum in its budget with a view to providing grants (generally between £100 and £1500) to support local community voluntary organisations and groups.

The objective is to support and encourage a diverse range of community activities including those of a sporting and cultural nature together with those aimed at giving assistance to welfare and charitable concerns.

Grants are paid once a year in April, with applications due in by the end of January.  


The organisation/group should either be based in Bewdley or have a local branch in Bewdley or show some significant geographic connection with Bewdley;

The organisation/group should directly benefit a defined group of residents living within Bewdley or the near vicinity;

The organisation/group should be established and preferably having a constitution or otherwise some formal system of decision making through a committee which may be accountable to its wider membership or to those for whom it provides services. The Council will not fund an individual or individuals operating in their own names under this scheme;

The organisation/group should have its own bank account for which there should be at least two authorised cheque signatories or similar control over electronic payments. Where an organisation/group is in the process of being formed it can ask an established organisation to accept and administer the grant subject to their approval and subject to that other organisation also being able to comply with these criteria;

The organisation/group should not generate financial profit for its members.

Please see the relevant application form and guidance notes below.

Smaller Grants Fund

The Council also have a smaller fund designed to assist organisations with promoting their events. Grants range from £20 to £100 and can be used for promotional activities, printing costs or posters. Grants can be applied for and are paid throughout the year.

Please see the files below for guidance and application forms. Any queries about either scheme, please contact the Town Clerk at townclerk@bewdleytowncouncil.org

Completed application forms for either scheme should be sent to:

Town Clerk, Bewdley Town Council, The Guildhall, Bewdley DY12 2AH or by e-mail to townclerk@bewdleytowncouncil.org

Grants to Bewdley Community Organisations 2018/2019

The Town Council are delighted to support the following Bewdley based community organisations with grant funding in April 2018:

Wyre Forest Citizens Advice Bureau - £1500

Friends of Riverside North Park - £1000

Wribbenhall Parish Room - £500

Bewdley Twinning Association - £250

Wyre Community Land Trust - £500

Bewdley Horticultural Society - £250

Community Housing Tenants Group - £250

Bewdley Youth Festival - £500

Community Transport - £900

Bewdley Rotary Club - £200

Bewdley Bike Week - £500

Bewdley Choral Society - £1500

Riverside Dementia Café - £500

Bewdley Cricket Club - £250

Bewdley Carnival Association - £200

The Town Council grant around £12,500 each year to eligible organisations and there is some funding left for which applications will be invited later in the year. Don’t forget we also have our Small Grants Fund which is paid all year round and is for community groups who need to produce publicity materials etc. Up to £100 can be available within a few weeks of applying.