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Community Grants

We work in partnership with local residents to support community action and services which contribute to local well-being. As well as helping with community spaces and buildings, staff expertise and publicity, we can also provide community grants to local organisations.

Applications for community grants are invited all year round and details of our grant criteria can be found in the application form below. However, we encourage all applicants to contact us by phone first and talk to an officer so that we can help with the process. Please contact our office on 01908 649 469 for an initial conversation.

All applications are carefully assessed by our councillors and the town council will provide feedback on any unsuccessful applications.

If you are undertaking a community project and don’t need any funding, please still tell us about your project as we may be able to help with publicity.

Community Grant Recipient Updates

Lakes Residents Association - Picnic in the Park

A quote from Locals of the Lakes Residents Association on receiving a community grant for their Picnic in the Park event:

'The Picnic in the Park was a great success which was hosted to over 600 residents from the estate and wider without the funding and support from the town council this would not of been possible to hold we thank you for your support.'

Photo of group at Picnic in the Park event

Queensway Methodist Church - Community Garden Project

A quote from Queensway Methodist Church on receiving a grant towards their Community Garden Project:

'Thanks to a grant from Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Town Council, we are progressing with our community garden project. We have had a very good response to our achievements so far.

We are ready to start using the raised vegetable beds. They are assembled and filled with soil. When Knowles Primary School children visit again, they will see the fruits of their labours from the bulb planting they did with us in January and be able to plant some fruit and vegetables. We have already planted two fruit trees (apple and pear) in church grounds.

The paved play area to the right of the Church Hall has been laid, but with some finishing touches still to be done. However, it has already been put to good use. Queensway Toddlers now have a more accessible outside play area where parents/carers can sit and watch the children play. The Community Café has started using it too.

We have been blessed with donations of outdoor plastic chairs and bistro tables and chairs which makes for a comfortable chat over coffee and cake.

Photo of Community Garden Project including raised beds

Fenny Festival Community Group - Community Grant

A quote from Fenny Festival Community Group on receiving a community grant:

'A short note of thanks to Bletchley and Fenny Stratford Town Council for the additional support given that aided the operation of the Poppers Festival in 2021. The logistical and financial hurdles were considerable to present a festival with sufficient attractions in what was considered a 'safe' environment. The on the ground assistance of council employees on the day was especially helpful.

The hostile environment meant that many stall operators had simply stopped trading so income levels were diminished and other organisations had reduced their staff so had to scale back what they could provide. In the face of these challenges a well attended festival took place that remained free to enter and enjoy. Looking forward we are pleased to advise that we have had a number of new enquiries for the forthcoming year and plans have commenced for Sunday 14th August 2022.'

Photo of crowd at Fenny Poppers Festival