The Town Council supports local voluntary and community groups through a Grant Aid Scheme. The Revenue & Resources Committee of 8 Councillors meet bi-monthly and award grants to community groups and other non-profit making organisations who meet the Council’s guidelines and criteria. To view the forthcoming meeting dates click here.
To apply, please click on links for full information.
Recently the following groups have been awarded grants: –
- Keep Bassett Tidy – £400
- Royal Wootton Bassett Men’s Shed – £500
- Community First Responders – £100
- Wiltshire Sight – £650
- Royal Wootton Bassett Chamber of Commerce – £850 [see video below “Our RWB Chamber on why we’re stronger together…”]
Press Release: 15/03/2021
At last Thursday’s Revenue and Resources Committee meeting Royal Wootton Bassett Town Councillors were pleased to award £1,000 worth of grants to three local community organisations.
Bassett First Responders were awarded £100 they had requested to provide additional equipment for their response packs. Members of the group, who are all trained nurses or responders, each voluntarily donate an average of 20 hours a week to support people in need of urgent medical assistance.
Bassett’s Men’s Shed was awarded £500 to buy additional tools and equipment. The group offers a place for people, men and women, to meet and contribute to local life by creating items such as picnic tables, bird boxes and flower boxes at weekly workshops, lockdown permitting, which are a real social activity for them.
Keep Bassett Tidy received £400 to buy extra litter picking equipment following a surge in volunteers since the pandemic started. The group regularly cleans up large areas of the town and collects tons of rubbish over the year, making Royal Wootton Bassett a much cleaner and safer place to be.
Chairman of the Committee, Cllr Steve Bucknell, said: “One of the main tasks of our Council is to provide help and support to local volunteers, who in turn help to make Bassett a safer place to live. The grants awarded will help to improve the physical and mental well-being of residents as well as maintaining and improving our local environment. We owe a huge debt of thanks to all those who volunteer in this way.”
New grants will be available next financial year and once councillors have formed the various committees after the elections in May.