Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council

Town council offers new business support grants to help Burnham-on-Sea town centre

Town council offers new business support grants to help Burnham-on-Sea town centre

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Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council is calling on independent retail/ service providers and landlords of vacant premises in Burnham town centre to apply for a new grant of up to £1000.

Application form & criteria available here. Please complete and return the form to the town council offices by 25th June 2021.

The grants are being offered to encourage new and existing retail/ service businesses and landlords to make permanent visual improvements to their shop fronts, including vacant premises. There is no requirement for the applicant to provide match funding, but applicants are encouraged to provide funding where they can.

The town council has received £30k from Sedgemoor District Council’s Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership to offer the grants in connection with the Burnham Evolution Plan. The grant will be awarded to applicants who meet the criteria in eligible areas of Burnham-on-Sea town centre (including adjacent feeder streets).

  • High Street
  • Victoria Street
  • College Street
  • Regent Street
  • Cross Street
  • Adam Street
  • Pier Street
  • Abingdon Street
  • Esplanade

Improvements to external decorations will be considered according to the policies laid down in the Neighbourhood Plan, which is available from the town council website.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Mike Facey, said, “Burnham’s independent traders are the lifeblood of our town and we are grateful to the Hinkley Tourism Action Partnership and Sedgemoor District council for giving us this opportunity to support our shops and brighten up our high street.” 

For more information and an application form, send an email marked ‘business support grants’ to: info@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk.

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Grant Application Kings Coronation Form

The Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III will take place on Saturday 6th May 2023, with an additional bank holiday on Monday 8th May 2023.

We are keen to hear from groups/organisations in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge that are looking to celebrate the Coronation. The Town Council has £1500 available to allocate to events being organised to celebrate the Kings Coronation. The maximum grant to be allocated per event will be £500.

You must meet the following criteria for your application to be considered:

– The event will be open to all members of the public

– The event will be free of charge

– The event will take place within the Coronation weekend

– The event will take place within Burnham on Sea or Highbridge


Applications will close on Monday 6th March at midday. 

Your organisation and contact details

What happens next....
Applications will be considered at the Finance and Resources Committee Meeting on Monday 13th March 2023. You will be notified after this date whether your application has been successful.
Burnham & Highbridge Town Council takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for the purposes of contacting you about this grant. The Council’s privacy notice can be found here.

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