Examples of Support

Within Chippenham funding of both primary and secondary schools goes towards the enrichment and development of the pupil’s education.

Abbeyfield School

Abbeyfield School is a small school on the outskirts of Chippenham, the £6,000 has been used in past for a variety of schemes such as free school meals, help with uniform costs and aid in the payments of educational school trips. In recent years, the grant has also been used for the China Challenge, an opportunity for students to learn Mandarin and about the culture of China.

Hardenhuish School

Hardenhuish School is a large comprehensive in the centre of Chippenham. The school opts to spend their grants on helping less fortunate children with the fees that are common with school; free school meals, uniform fees, help with the payments of educational school trips. By doing this, the school is able to provide a positive experience for students with a lower income background and ensure they are given the same opportunities as other students.

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Education Officer David Powell and CEO Phil Tansley presenting Hardenhuish School with their Social Fund cheque

Sheldon School

Sheldon School, much like its neighbour, Hardenhuish, is a large school in the centre of Chippenham. Also like Hardenhuish, it uses the £6,000 grant to help those students from less privileged backgrounds through the free school meal schemes, uniform allowance and help with educational school trips.

Other Local Schools

CBLC grants each primary school in Chippenham an annual sum of £3,500 to be used to help students and provide them with new experiences that can be carried into later life. Of the £3,500, £1,500 must be spent on activities and experiences for the children.

An annual fee of £6,000 is granted to the St. Nicholas school for the benefit of the school and students. Every year, at least £1,500 is spent on new experiences and opportunities for the students to help them in later life.


We support many different organisations such as:

  • Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre
  • Specialist School Status
  • Chippenham Homelessness Project
  • Relate
  • CVS North Wilts
  • SPLASH
  • Chippenham Arts Festival
  • Chippenham Folk Festival
  • Rotary Club of Wiltshire Vale

newDragon Boat Racing on the Avon - ChippenhamThe Dragon Boat Race, sponsored in part by CBLC

Not only do we support many organisations, but we also support many different individuals with aspects such as:

  • White goods
  • Child care
  • Mobility Aids
  • Training courses
  • Travel passes
  • Transport costs
  • Food vouchers
  • Furniture
  • Living Costs