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


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


The Council has no specific policy for grants exceeding the limit of £1,000 for the Small Grants Scheme but has made such grants in the past. An organisation wishing to apply for such a grant may wish to consult one or more Councillors but should submit a request with full details to the Town Clerk.


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

Download a Small Grant Application Form Here

Small Grant Application A4