Serving the people of Stroud to create a thriving, sustainable community

Grants and Funding

The Town Council has four grant programmes:

Small Grants

To support and encourage a diverse range of youth and community activities, initiatives and events that meet the needs of Stroud Parish residents. Grants between £50 and £500.

Community Support Fund

To help groups and organisations that work to strengthen Stroud's community. Grants between £500 and £3,000.

Arts and Culture Fund

To support public events and projects that will benefit people in Stroud parish through art and cultural activity. Grants between £500 and £5,000 (normally no more than £3,000).

Carbon Reduction Fund

To provide funding towards projects where a primary aim is to reduce CO2 emissions from households, organisations or individuals in Stroud. The total funding available is £5000. Although a limit per grant has not been set it is hoped that we will be able to fund several projects from this fund.

As our grant funds are often oversubscribed, we recommend that applicants explore as many other funding opportunities as possible, to ensure that we can support as many groups and projects as possible. We recommend that you look at the comprehensive list of grant funding available in Gloucestershire published on the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance website, where you can also sign up for regular updates.

If your application is for a service or event which benefits residents beyond our parish boundary, we also recommend that you approach the relevant parish councils for a share of the costs.

All of our grant programmes favour applications for support for activities that build the capacity of community groups to support themselves. In addition, the Council is keen to support projects that fight and prevent racism and xenophobia.

Applications must be received no later than 3 weeks before the relevant meeting.

Application Meeting Dates and Deadlines:

Grant Fund and Committee

Meeting Date


Carbon Reduction, Environment Committee

14th July 2020

23rd June 2020

Carbon Reduction, Environment Committee

15th September 2020

25th August 2020

Small, Arts & Culture and Community Support, Community Committee

21st September 2020

31st August 2020

Carbon Reduction, Environment Committee

17th November 2020

27th October 2020

Small, Arts & Culture and Community Support, Community Committee

14th December 2020

23rd November 2020

Carbon Reduction, Environment Committee

26th January 2021

5th January 2021

Small, Arts & Culture and Community Support, Community Committee

15th March 2021

22nd February 2021

Carbon Reduction, Environment Committee

30th March 2021

9th March 2021

Guidance and Application Forms

To support your grant application please ensure that you look at the guidance before filling in the application form:

Ward Specific Projects

The town Council has had a 'Ward Specific Project' budget since 2011. There are six wards in the parish and for the year 2020/2021, each has up to £500 available. How this is spent is at the discretion of the Town Councillors. If you have a project which benefits your community, please contact your ward councillors.

Last updated: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 09:47