01271 373311 
The square, featuring The Albert Clock and the Museum of Barnstaple


The Town Council runs a community grants scheme, which opens for applications in October each year.  
Grants are generally only awarded to organisations or partnerships which demonstrate that: 
a) They have a need for grant funding. Grants may not be given to any organisation with significant uncommitted funds; 
b) They have, in the opinion of the Council, sound governance arrangements; 
c) They have, in the opinion of the Council, sound financial management; 
d) The grant will represent good value for money; 
e) They have, in the opinion of the Council, sufficient ability to deliver the outcomes anticipated; 
f) They have clear policies on equality and inclusion covering service users, subject to recognised exemptions; and 
g) Most importantly, the grant provides significant benefit specifically to the community of Barnstaple. 
The Council will generally not approve applications from individuals or from commercial organisations. 
The Council currently allocates £20,000 each year for community grants, and in 2019, 32 applications were approved. 
For further information about the scheme and queries about completing the form, please contact us on 01271 373311 or by email at [email protected] 
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