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 over 6 months.

Our individual grants are for those on a means tested benefit or on a low income. Low income is defined as:

  •  a single person household, an income of less than £16,000
  • for a couple/family household an income of up to £30,000, with savings of less than £5,000.
  • 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.

Yes we can support individuals with course costs but we are unable to support first or master degrees.
Yes we do. Please visit the Grant Applications section of our website to check your eligibility to apply for a grant. During the processing of your application we will ask you to attend an Occupational Therapy assessment at the Independent Living Centre, Semington. They are a charity organisation who offer impartial advice, helping to find practical solutions for easier living. You can visit them and get an assessment from them with or without our involvement.

No we can’t currently help with funding carpets or new flooring.