We awarded over £280,000 in grants and funding from April 2020 to the end of March 2021.
- This included over £100,000 in grants and funding to different organisations that benefit the welfare of Chippenham residents.
- We’ve helped 186 local individuals/families from providing food vouchers, white goods, mobility aids, furniture and education resources to supporting transport costs, counselling, debt and educational courses.
- We awarded over £97,000 to local education organisations including Chippenham schools, Wiltshire College and University Centre and pre-schools.
- We awarded £22,000 to support and encourage local arts activities and organisations including running the online Fringe Feb Festival.
Some of our larger grants last financial year included the following: –
£15,000 awarded to Dorothy House Hospice Care towards the ‘Friends in Grief’ group, the ‘nurse led clinic’ service on-going support for the hospice at home service and nurse specialists.
£6,700 awarded to We Hear You (WHY) towards setting up a new Chippenham service and delivery of one to one counselling and support for Chippenham residents affected by cancer or other life-threatening conditions.
£8,400 awarded to The Salvation Army towards the Chippenham foodbank and continued provision of quality parcels during the present pandemic.
£14,595 awarded to Wiltshire Citizens Advice towards the provision of an additional paid advisor to work with volunteers to provide support to residents of Chippenham with issues of debt, employment and helping them to claim additional income including Universal Credit.
£5,000 awarded to Care Home Volunteers towards the salary costs for a volunteer co-ordinator in Chippenham as well as other subsidiary costs like training, stationery etc.
£15,000 awarded to Relate Wiltshire and Somerset for the continuation of its schools counselling services (‘Time to Talk’ and “Relateen”) for 2020/21.
£5,000 award to Splitz Support Services towards crisis funding for victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual victims in Chippenham.
Up to £5000 awarded to The Rise Trust towards their delivery of youth services for the young people of Chippenham.
£15,000 awarded to the new Chippenham Community Eco Hub (CCEH) charity organisation towards the salary costs for the part time hub manager (£30,000 over a two-year period).
£8,200 awarded to Christians Against Poverty towards the set up costs of the new Chippenham Debt Centre providing debt counselling and support for Chippenham residents.
£10,218 awarded to Sheldon School to provide funding for a pastoral support worker to provide a wide range of services to support vulnerable and anxious children to engage with their academic learning, teachers and peers.
£5,000 awarded to Springboard Chippenham towards a new outdoor classroom and meeting area.
£9120 awarded to Hardenhuish School for mental health support on a 1:1 or small group basis dependent on need of the young person.
If you are a local resident in need of support or a not for profit organisation that supports and/or provides a service to Chippenham people please visit the grant applications section of this website or contact us for further information.