Last year the Community Grants scheme was redesigned and community groups across Frome were encouraged to apply. The new scheme provides a more streamlined approach, it also offers support from Frome Town Council staff in the application process which can be off-putting for some applicants.
Following the first round, the Grants Advisory Panel assessed all the applications and awarded a total of £42,593 out of the £60,000 budget available for 2020/21.
Applicants from Frome Cricket Club to the Merlin Theatre, from Purple Elephant, Active and In Touch and Frome Town Band, all received grants in this round. You can read the full list of recipients here: http://bit.ly/CommunityGrants1
The next Community Grants round is now open for applications and will close on Thursday 20th May 2021. Applications are invited for projects of benefit to Frome residents that need funding of between £300 – £3000. To apply, community groups must be a not-for-profit organisation who can demonstrate:
- Improved physical, mental, emotional health, and environmental or economic outcomes
- Direct, positive, impact for Frome residents
Cllr Mark Dorrington said: “We’re really pleased with how the first round of the newly designed scheme went, and we want more community groups and organisations to apply in this next round. If you have any questions or queries regarding an application, the staff at Frome Town Council are there to support you through the process and are on hand to help.”
For more information on how to apply please visit the Frome Town Council website: https://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/your-community/organisation-support/grants/