COMMUNITY groups in the Thornbury area are being invited to apply for funding to improve their local areas.

Groups or charities could be eligible for small grant funding of £750 per annum or for a community development grant of up to £3,000 over a three year period.

The funding scheme has had previous recipients including Thornbury In Bloom, Thornbury Christmas Lights Association, Thornbury Radio and Sustainable Thornbury.

The deadline for applications is Friday, June 28.  Funding decisions will be made by Thornbury Town Council on Tuesday, July 30.

Recipients of grants 2021-2023

The second grant awarding round of the year (December 2023) saw £9,356 worth of grants awarded (small grant applications):

  • Thornbury In Bloom (£750)
  • Thornbury Christmas Lights Association (£750)
  • St Mary’s C of E Primary School Parent Teacher Friends Association (£750)
  • Jigsaw Thornbury (£750)
  • Thornbury and District Heritage Trust (£3450 – transition year arrangement)
  • Thornbury Community Permaculture Project (TCPP)/Sustainable Thornbury (£750)
  • Thornbury Town Football Club (Thornbury Town Tigers – Girls Team) (£656.11)
  • Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (£750)
  • Thornbury Duke of Edinburgh Open Award Centre (DofE) (£750)

The first grant awarding round of the year (July 2023) saw a total of £17,574 of grants awarded: 

  • South Glos Digital CIC (Thornbury Radio) (£3,000 community development grant)
  • JIGSAW Thornbury (£3474 community development grant)
  • Thornbury Area Youth Music (£1,200 community development grant)
  • The Inspire Arts Trust (£3,000 community development grant)
  • Thornbury Arts Festival Trust (£3,000 community development grant)
  • Krunch South West (£1,450 community development grant)
  • Thornbury & District Community Association (The Chantry) (£3,000 community development grant)
  • Phase CIC (£750 small grant)
  • Sustainable Thornbury (£375 + £375 small grants)
  • Thornbury & District Sea Cadets (£300 small grants)
  • Sight Support West of England (£650 small grants)