Highbridge Shop Front Grant 

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

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 grant will be awarded to applicants who meet the criteria in eligible areas of Highbridge retail centre:

  • Market Street
  • Church Street

Improvements to external decorations will be considered according to the policies laid down in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Please complete the application form below and if you have any questions please contact us at  info@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk 

Highbridge business support – Shop Front Grant application form

Town Council Grants

The Town council has a budget of £32,300 for grants in 2021/22, 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.

Grants awarded during 2020-21

  • BOS & HB Community Centre                     £2,500.00
  • Burnham-on-Sea Hockey Club                    £1,500.00
  • Burnham & Highbridge Choral Society        £1,000.00
  • Burnham & Highbridge Covid Group          £3,620.00
  • Citizens Advice Bureau                               £2,700.00
  • Covid-19 Family packs                               £456.78
  • Foodbank                                                  £1,000.42
  • Friends of Apex Park                                  £2,500.00
  • Gospel Tabernacle                                     £2,000.00
  • Marie Curie                                               £500.00
  • Monarchs Acrobatic Gymnastics Club         £2,000.00
  • Moorland Hall                                           £632.50
  • Rusty Road to Recovery                              £1,984.00
  • Sea Cadets                                                £2,500.00
  • Somewhere House                                     £2,000.00
  • The Brickworks Studio                                £2,500.00
  • U3A Highbridge                                         £750.00
  • Southwell House                                        £500.00

        Total                                                          £30,643.70

We welcome grant applications and aim to ensure that public funds are used to benefit the residents in Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge.

The Finance & Resources Committee considers all grant applications received ten working-days before the appropriate Finance & Resources Committee meeting. Applications should be completed using the link to the online Grant application form . 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. If you have any queries in connection with the grant application please contact Sally Jones by email, accounts@burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk

This deadline for Town Council grants has now passed, the next meeting for grants will be in April 2022. 

Grant application form

Application deadline is 12pm on 3rd September 2021

To see if your request is eligible under the rapid Covid 19 grant scheme please see the Covid page

Following the Finance and Resources meeting, the Responsible Finance Officer (RFO) will contact to you within 7 days to notify you whether your application has been approved. The RFO 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-on-Sea 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.

Grant monitoring form

The Council has supported many local groups and here is a summary of the grants awarded since 20