Faringdon Town Council Grants – How to apply 


Faringdon Town Council budgets a sum of money, each year, for disbursement of  grants to organisations and activities which contribute constructively to the quality of life in our town. These grants are limited therefore, can only be made available to organisations that can demonstrate a need for assistance within our parish boundary and, generally,  are not a statutory charge on other local or central government departments.

Faringdon Town Council acknowledges that new community organisation may experience difficulties obtaining funding from other sources, the Council will therefore give special consideration for grant aid to such groups.

To ensure that fair and proper consideration can be given to all requests, the council requires the following to be submitted to the Town Clerk by the deadlines explained  below:

  • A completed application form
  • The most recent set of accounts
  • A financial projection or budget for the period following the accounts
  • Any additional information the organisation considers would support their application

If the organisation is a new entity with no accounts available, please provide a business plan, stating the aims and objectives along with a financial projection for at least the current financial year.


Grants will be considered by the Grant Sub Committee. The deadline for first time applicants is 12 noon on the following dates:

  • 20th March 2021
  • 21st June 2021
  • 22nd  September 2021
  • 8th November 2021
  • 21st March 2022

Applicants will be advised within 4 weeks of the above dates if their application has been successful or not.

 Annual and repeat grants should be considered as part of the precept setting process. The deadline for annual and repeat grant applicants is:

 12 noon on 30th September

Repeat and annual applicants will be advised within 4 weeks of the meeting of the Finance and Audit Committee, in the new financial year, if their application has been successful or not.

Grants Sub Committee Terms of Reference

Grants Awarded

GRANTS AWARDED 2019/20      
Name of Organisation  Amount    Room Hire  Min no:  £         86.76   5/1/19
Folly Trust  £   3,500.00   8/1/19
Folly Fest  £   3,000.00  £ 1,020.00 8/1/19
Faringdon Rotary Club Festive faringdon   £   1,000.00 £200 6/2/19
Beer and Banger Fest 2017    £     348.00 6/2/19
RBL    £     129.00 6/2/19
Whist    £     150.00 6/2/19
Farcycles £1,335  £     415.50 6/2/19
CAB £3,000   6/3/19
WIAC £2,000   6/3/19
Oxfordshire Association for the Blind £1,000   6/3/19
Total Grants Awarded 2019/20  £ 14,921.26  £ 2,262.50  

Grants awarded 2018.19

Grants awarded 2017.18

Grants awarded 2016.17

Thank you letters from Grant Awards


“Participants enjoy Follyfest hugely. The Town Council Association works well with all these groups.

If we did not receive the town council grant, we would not be able to put together a festival of the size and variety that we do. We would either look to change the venue, in order to provide for ticketed entry, or reduce the scope of the Festival.”

Rotary Club of Faringdon

“The Grant makes a difference to the level of Entertainment we can provide.

We all look forward to hopefully another successful Festive Faringdon in this coming Christmas period. Thank you “

Folly Tower Trust

“Dear Town Councillors,

This will be a big help in funding our activities, in particular the maintenance, upkeep and further development of the 4-acre Folly Woodland .

Many Thanks “

Coder Dojo

“Thank you so much “

Royal British Legion

“Thank you for this. Many thanks to all concerned “

Duke of Edinburgh Award at FCC-Faringdon Academy of Schools  :

We have had an incredibly successful first year running the DofE Award at FCC. We had 71 students enrol on the Bronze programme and 23 on the Gold. The bursaries provided have gone towards supporting one Bronze and one Gold student this year. We have rolled over the third to next academic year.

We will be holding a celebration awards evening on Wednesday 25th September during which the Bronze students will be presented their Bronze Award

extracts from correspondence received up to the 12th of June 2019