Annual Grants

The Town Council support many organisations and groups within the town by awarding them grants. This is done in two ways; organisations are given a specific amount annually to assist with their work and other groups are asked to make applications at the start of the financial year.

For 2020/2021 the council will be awarding up to £20,000 funding in general grants and another £10,000 for environmental projects. Application forms will be available from Wednesday 1st April 2020 until Friday 31st July 2020; downloadable from this webpage or as a hard copy by request; email deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.

The deadline for completed applications Friday 31st July 2020. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Download a Grant Application Form

Download the Grants Policy Guideline

If you have any queries about the grants process, please email the Deputy Town Clerk, Dawn Drury - deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk.


Grants Awarded 2019-20

Keynsham Town Council is very happy to have awarded £20,000 in grants to community groups and charities for 2019/2020

Here are is the full list of recipients:

1st Keynsham Scout Group - To purchase equipment for audio/visual facility (main hall) - screen & projector

£500.00

3rd Keynsham Girls Brigade - To provide learning activities - first aid evenings, creative activities, cooking, craft materials and learning Makaton sign language

£350.00

Age UK Bath and North East Somerset - To help fund the activities for the older people of Keynsham to help them stay active and to address social isolation - funding for staff time, promoting/running events, venue hire and printing

£500.00

Avon Wildlife Trust (Keynsham Branch) - Grant for printing of the Keynsham Wildlife Report

£10.00

Bath and North East Somerset Carers Centre - To fund monthly carers café in the Chocolate Quarter providing carers with the opportunity to meet other carers and speak with support experts

£250.00

Bath Play Area Project - A project to bring local families in Keynsham together with children of all ages to enjoy a fun day at Kelston Park

£400.00

Butterflies Haven - To support children/young adults with autism spectrum disorders & their families through weekly sessions tailored to their development needs

£750.00

Chandag Infant School - Funding towards the transformation of outdoor play facilities

£250.00

Churches Together in Keynsham and Saltford - To set up a Christians Against Poverty Debt Centre - to meet needs identified by the Keynsham Foodbank and the Bath Debt Centre

£800.00

Citizens Advice Bureau B&NES - Drop in session on Monday at Keynsham One Stop Shop - Debt advice, money management & welfare benefits. To purchase laptop & Microsoft office license for volunteer advisers

£610.00

Clean Slate Training and Equipment - To support long term unemployed people in Keynsham over the coming year, including people with a history of homelessness, offending, mental ill-health or substance abuse, enabling them to build the confidence and skills to return to work

£500.00

Combe Down Holiday Trust - To provide breaks, holidays, days out, theatre, trips as a support for disabled people & more especially their carers. Their funding is to support Keynsham Residents

£800.00

Family Counselling Trust B&NES - To provide key early intervention counselling - to support children, young people (up to 18 years of age)

£500.00

Focus Counselling - To fund one to one counselling for Professional Keynsham residents

£500.00

Friends of Manor Road Community Woodland - To purchase wildflowers (for nature reserves), an owl box includes installation, two litter pickers, heavy duty gardening gloves, secateurs and a first aid kit

£500.00

Friends of Somerdale Educate Together - To fund improvements to playground with outdoor furniture, toys and items of interest to children to use at playtime

£300.00

Fry’s Bowling Club - To purchase a portable irrigation system to replace old system

£250.00

Golden Oldies Charity - Support to maintain Golden Oldies Sing & Smile sessions reaching out to the older isolated and vulnerable disabled members of Keynsham community

£500.00

Keynsham Action Network - To celebrate International Kindness Day on 13th November 2019 - bringing the community together to join in wellbeing, music, arts and networking events. Plus, Keynsham Kindness jars

£750.00

Keynsham & District Mencap Society - To support the junior club SENSations. This is a social club for children with learning disabilities and offers essential support with social, emotional and educational needs

£1000.00

Keynsham and Saltford Dementia Alliance - To support ongoing music for the mind sessions and to produce literature/banners to make businesses and organisations in Keynsham and Saltford more aware and to support making the town dementia friendly

£500.00

Keynsham Bowling Club - To provide assistance towards the cost of replacing the irrigation system for the Bowling Club Green

£500.00

Keynsham Community Fridge - Funding to purchase basic food handling equipment, to food handling training for volunteers, cost of utilities, legal liabilities and to monitor safe operation - to be run from upstairs in the Temple Canteen initially

£1000.00

Keynsham Cricket Club - To purchase playing shirts for 6 teams from the age of under 11 up to under 15

£500.00

Keynsham Explorer Scouts - Purchase of replacement navigation equipment (compasses and GPS's) for Explorer Scouts to use

£500.00

Keynsham Hockey Club - To continue the development of Keynsham Hockey Club's flourishing academy section for boys and girls aged 4 - 16

£500.00

Keynsham Life Saving Club - To contribute towards the hire of training facilities and transport to competitions

£570.00

Keynsham Methodist Church - Café Plus - For storage items to serve a new community café and baby & children's clothes swap shop

£130.60

Keynsham Phoenix Youth Theatre & KLOGS - To purchase an electric star cloth to be shared between the two organisations

£400.00

Keynsham Town Community Radio - Funding for some essential studio/office furniture for our two studios

£780.00

Keynsham Walkers Are Welcome - To help finance the 2020 annual Keynsham Walking Festival

£600.00

Keynsham Wombles - To purchase 3 sack trucks with attached bins, litter grabbers, gloves, Hi Viz jackets, bag hoops & License for Gum Drop bin

£600.00

Queens Road Church Pre-School - To purchase 4 foldaway tables

£300.00

Somerdale Community Shed - Expansion of the facilities at the Shed to include a community garden

£500.00

Southside Family Project - Towards the cost of church hall hire (Keynsham), craft materials, food/drink for healthy meals and Southside Staff time

£300.00

Swan Advice - Transport service for the elderly & disabled on low incomes to access medical appointments, social and other activities

£800.00

The Keynsham Orchestra - To present an exciting range of live classical concerts in Keynsham, with particular reference to providing concerts to engage the interest of young people and of those currently less familiar with classical concerts

£1000.00

The West of England MS Therapy Centre - To assist with the operational cost of an oxygen chamber

£500.00


For information please contact: Dawn Drury, Deputy Town Clerk at Keynsham Town Council, 15-17 Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1HF, telephone 0117 9868683 or e-mail:deputytownclerk@keynsham-tc.gov.uk