Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a selection of answers to some of the most common questions that we get asked. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information and advice.
- You need to be currently living in Chippenham within the Parish boundary and have lived in Chippenham for the last 2 years.*
- Our individual grants are for those on a means tested benefit or with a single household income of less than £16,000 or £30,000 for a joint household income. If your annual income exceeds this we are unlikely to be able to help you.
Our individual grants tend not to be given out annually but there are specific occasions and exceptional circumstances when you could apply for more than one grant in two years. Please contact the office for more detail.
- We give grants to organisations or groups which benefit the residents of Chippenham.
- Organisations do not need to be registered as charities provided they are not for profit, not subject to UK tax rules and that the purpose they are applying for a grant is charitable and will benefit the local community. You will however need a constitution and a community bank account to apply.
Yes – although we can’t guarantee that we will be able to provide funding to you every year and we don’t want people to be reliant on our funding.
No we can’t currently help with funding carpets or new flooring.