Town Council Grants

Bude-Stratton Town Council grants of up to £200 are made for the benefit of people and projects local to Bude. Applications will be considered for financial assistance towards a specific project or activity from community associations, cultural, educational, sporting and charitable organisations, which are non-commercial and whose membership and field of activity is centred in the area covered by Bude-Stratton Town Council. The Council is prevented by statute from giving financial assistance to individuals. The scheme provides grants for new organisations as well as grants to existing organisations.

When considering your application the Council will consider how well the grant will meet the needs of the local community.

Who can apply? 

  • you are a not for profitgroup operating for the benefit of the community in Bude- Stratton

  • you use the grant within one year. If the grant is towards the cost of a specific project and that project does not ultimately proceed as planned the grant will have to be repaid to the Council

  • your group is set up for charitable purposes, however you don’t have to be registered as a charity or recognised by the Inland Revenue to apply for a grant. You will need to have some form of management committee or steering group with a bank account with more than one signatory

  • Your objectives are clear and well defined and are of real benefit to the community of Bude-Stratton

  • You have a bank or building society account with at least two joint signatories

  • Groups working with young people and/or vulnerable adults will be required to have protection policies in place.
  • Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate public liability insurance for their activities.

When to apply? 

Grants are made throughout the year. Organisations can only apply for one grant each financial year (1 April 31 March).

Applications can be made at any time of the year but the success of the application will be dependent upon how much residual funding (if any) the Council has available, so it may be better to apply nearer the beginning of each financial year.

Please submit all enquiries and letters of application for a grant to:

The Town Clerk, Bude-Stratton Town Council, The Parkhouse Centre, Ergue Gaberic Way, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LD


All applications will go to the Finance and Property Committee for determination. Please note that the meetings of the Finance and Property Committee are open to members of the press and the public and that minutes of the meetings are available from the Town Council Office and on the Town Council website

Recognition of the grant from Bude-Stratton Town Council must be made in any publicity and in the group’s accounts

The grant will be paid by cheque made payable to the organisations bank account. If you would prefer payment to be made by BACs then the bank account details for your organisation must be supplied in the application letter

Social Action Fund

Are you a group or organisation helping people with food or fuel poverty, loneliness, isolation, mental health problems or other issues indirectly resulting from the Coronavirus pandemic?

You could be eligible for a grant from the Social Action Fund. 

Any organisation or group which is helping people in the wider Bude area to deal with the indirect impacts of the pandemic can apply for a grant. Your group does not have to have a constitution (a document setting out how you are run) to apply for a grant but groups without a constitution and/or a bank account will be limited to a grant of £100. Groups that do have a constitution can apply for larger amounts.

To apply please see FAQ’s and application forms. Completed application forms should be sent to the following email or posted to Neetside Community Centre, Leven Road, Bude, EX23 8LB. Completed forms can also be delivered to the Neetside Community Centre in person. 

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