Community Grants



Information for applicants

Charitable, voluntary and community organisations serving the City of Wells may apply to the City Council for small financial grants. (The maximum awarded will normally be £500).

Any organisation applying must be able to show that its purpose is for the benefit of those living or working in the City.

Only one application will be considered from any organisation in each financial year.

Retrospective applications will not be considered.

The initial request for a grant should be sent to the Finance Officer who will give general guidance. You should be prepared to provide some background and financial information about your group, details of a specific project and the amount you are requesting.

The Council’s grant-giving power is limited by various legislation, the Finance Officer and Town Clerk will be able to advise if your application falls within the remit of the Council; the application will then go forward for a Committee decision. Allocation of grant funding is decided by the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Council. The decision of the Committee is final.

All applicants are required to send a representative to attend a meeting of the Committee, in order to present the application and answer questions. Meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month; the Finance Officer and Town Clerk will arrange details with you for your attendance.

Click here to download a pdf containing Information for applicants, the policy for awarding applicants and the community grants application form.
(also includes additional information on applying for a discretionary grant)

Please submit your application in the first instance to:
Mr S Luck
Finance Officer
Wells City Council
Town Hall
Wells BA5 2RB

01749 673091
rfo @
(please copy and paste the address into your email and remove the spaces.)

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