Last updated May 2020

Here you can find information on funding available in 2019 – 2020 from Frome Town Council through the Mayor’s Grant and Community Grants and new Substantial Grant for 2020-21

Due to the current situation grant applications have been suspended. Updates will be posted here so please keep an eye on this page.

Mayor’s Grants 2019 – 2020

We accept small grant applications to the Mayor’s Small Grant fund which are up to £300.  There is no deadline for these applications and they are assessed on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

Please click Mayors Grant application form 2019-20 (docx, 42KB) to download the application form.

Click to download the FTC Mayors Small Grants Criteria, Terms and Conditions 2019-20 (PDF, 291KB)

Community Grants 2019-20

This fund is for applications of up to £2k from groups and organisations who can demonstrate that their proposed projects will have a positive impact on the Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability and Health and Wellbeing of Frome residents. View FTC Community Grants Criteria and Terms and Conditions (PDF, 560KB).

A community grants round is open from 10 October 2019 and will close 27 January 2020. 

Community Grants application form 2019-20 (docx, 44KB)

Please return your completed forms to

Substantial Project Fund

The Substantial Project Fund has been created to support larger projects which show they are working to strengthen community cohesion, demonstrate economic benefit, utilise social capital and where possible, focus on prevention in order to create long lasting change.  View more information about the criteria and our terms and conditions (PDF, 409KB).

The 2020 – 21 Substantial Project Fund is open from 10 October 2019 and will close 27 January 2020. 

Substantial Project Fund application form.

Our Fourth grant package, the Sea Change Fund, will come on-line in April and will particularly look to support organisations who require funding and a package of support in order to move direction or launch a new project.

The People’s Budget – Events

Now in its fourth year, the People’s Budget Events gives Frome residents the chance to vote on how they would like to see a pot of £25,000 from our events budget spent.

Applications are welcomed from local, not for profit and community groups. Previous successful People’s Budget Events have included the Frome Children’s Festival, Frome Fireworks, Fitness for all, Light the Night lantern procession, among a host of others.

For more information visit our People’s Budget page.

Frome Activities and Sports Trust Grant

The aim is to enable access to sports and activities for all (young, old, sporty, not at all sporty etc!).
You can apply for a grant if you:
  • Are a voluntary organisation run by unpaid volunteers

  • Are open to all and not selective in your membership.

  • Offer individuals/groups the opportunity to take part in a sport or activity where access to such an opportunity may otherwise be restricted.

  • The sport or activity you offer takes place within the BA11 postcode.

This is not a Frome Town Council administered Grant.  For further details please go to


Previous Grant Recipients