The Council operates one grant scheme, details of which appear below.

The Small Grants Scheme

Grant aid, up to a maximum of £1,000 is available to organisations, groups and, in the right circumstances, individuals for the following purposes:-
  • Capital cost of new or improved facilities or equipment
  • Providing a public service
  • Support a specific event
  • Improving the environment
  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Creating employment opportunities
A copy of the full criteria can be obtained from the Town Clerk. Please use the link below to download the application form.

Small Grant Application Form


Organisations or persons applying for any form of grant should be aware that they will be expected to attend the meeting of the Committee considering the application.

Organisations that benefited from a Town Council Small Grant last year included:
  • The Royal British Legion
  • The Dementia Association
  • Friends of Nelson Station
  • Southfield Residents Association
  • Hodge House Residents
  • The Salvation Army
  • Nelson Brass Band
  • Nelson Football Club


Ward Initiative Fund

The Town Council has allocated £1,000 for each of the six Town Council Wards.