The Town council has a budget of £35,000 for grants in 2020/21, which can be distributed to community groups, charities and local organisations according to our Grants Policy.
It has been agreed by the Council that each year they will support the Citizens Advice Bureau, this year they awarded £2,700 from the grants pot.
We welcome grant applications and aim to ensure that public funds are used to benefit the residents in Burnham and Highbridge.
Rapid Coronavirus Grant Fund
Burnham-on-Sea & Highbridge Town Council has agreed to use its grant 2020 fund to address the Coronavirus pandemic in our community. The COVID-19 Grant Fund provides funding to organisations working with parts of our community who are disproportionately and adversely impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19).
There are two separate grants available through the Fund; one for less than £500 and one for applications between £500 and £2,000. Applications for the current tranche of Rapid Coronavirus Grants will close on the 7th September 2020.
Visit the Coronavirus Page to view more details and to apply.
The Finance & Resources Committee considers all grant applications received ten working-days before the appropriate Finance & Resources Committee meeting. All completed applications must be printed out for completion as they must be manually signed. Please ensure your completed application includes all the information requested. Applications that do not have all the information required by the deadline date will not be considered at the meeting, this will mean a delay in consideration of your application.
Due to the impact of the Coronvirus Covid 19 pandemic, the dates of the Finance & Resources meetings when grants will be considered are different in 2020. Applications not related to the coronavirus will now only be considered on Monday 21st September 2020.
Deadline for applications is 4th September 2020; this deadline will be strictly adhered to.
Following the Finance and Resources meeting, the Responsible Finance Officer will contact to you within 7 days to notify you whether your application has been approved. She will confirm the amount awarded and any specific conditions that might apply.
The grant will be paid by BACs into the organisation’s bank account.
Burnham and Highbridge Town Council reserves the right to reclaim the grant in the event of it not being used for the purposes specified on the application form.
We require a grant monitoring form to be completed to describe how the grant has been spent.
The Council has supported many local groups and here is a summary of the grants awarded since 2014.