Support for Schools

  • We offer grants to the 10 primary schools within the parish, Chippenham college, Springboard Opportunity Group, Frogwell and Charter Rose Resource Bases.
  • Our grants to primary and secondary schools go towards enrichment activities, resources, pastoral support, help with uniform costs and aid in the payments of educational school trips.
  • Schools currently get a yearly allocation of money from us called the Social Fund, which is based on a formula using numbers on role (NOR) in the January Census and number of Free School Meals in a school. This money gets allocated each new financial year once CBLC yearly budgets are confirmed. The social fund is to support low income families with school uniform and trip subsidy. This can be extended to other uses in some cases, at the discretion of the school.
  • The School Enrichment Fund covers funding for activities, projects and resources and can be applied for by means of grant applications during the financial year. Each school is allocated a maximum amount to apply for based on the same formula as the social fund.
  • We are unable to fund anything that should be paid for by statutory funding.

Download the SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM (2022-23) or call 01249 658180 for further information

Notes to Schools:

  1. Please plan your application well ahead of the proposed project, as no retrospective and/or late applications can be considered. Once an award is made then it can be claimed at any time in the current financial year but cannot be rolled over except in exceptional circumstances.
  2. The money will be paid on receipt of invoices received for your event/project/trip. We cannot pay for an event which has already happened. We require at least six weeks to process your application.
  3. Trustees like to see examples of any other financial support if it is a large, integrated project. We are happy to support complete projects/events.