The People’s Budget – Events

Three people at a summer eventPeople’s Budget – Events is about to be launched again! Is your community group ready?

Up to £10,000 from a pot of £25,000 is up for grabs for your fantastic event, so get in touch.

We are looking for expressions of interest from groups who would like to put on an event and we need to hear from you before the 10th February 2020.

Community groups who meet the criteria and are entitled to pitch will be asked to put a one minute film together, along with their application of a 300 word description and budget which will then be put to the public vote.

The vote will then be open to residents in the first two weeks of March 2020.

People’s Budget Events Criteria and Terms & Conditions 2020 (PDF, 506KB).

Download the People’s Budget Events application form (Doc, 28KB)

Complete the application form online.


2019 Results

The community was once again asked to vote on events pitched to them in March 2019 by local community groups. Local not for profit groups pitched for up to £10,000 of £25,000 available for events over the coming year in Frome.

Events were narrowed down to a list of seven:

And the winners were…

Frome Children’s Festival with activities for their summer event, Frome fireworks after their very popular event last year, Fair Housing for Frome and the Big Red Housing Bus for Frome and lastly Active and In Touch with their thanksgiving celebration. All the events are due to take place over the next 12 months.

2018 saw successful pitches from six very worthy projects that received funding for their events. The projects, which were well spread throughout the year were Light the Night Lantern Procession, Frome Fireworks, Window Wanderland and finally Free Fitness for All.

Updated 6th December 2019