Buckingham Town Council supports a number of organisations in the town with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town.
In addition to this the council gives long term grants to Buckingham Community Centre, The Old Gaol, The Film Place, The Tourist Information Centre, Buckingham Winslow & District Citizens Advice and Buckingham Youth Clubs Ltd. As well as grants the council also aids charities and other community organisations in a number of ways including advertising events, providing a venue for meetings and by campaigning for issues and changes with other authorities.
Applications are now CLOSED for grant assistance for projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham. The process will open again in October 2018. Application forms can be downloaded here along with the grant policy.
A completed application form, accompanied by a copy of your latest audited accounts should be sent to:
Post: Buckingham Town Council Office, The Buckingham Centre, Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP.
Grant applicants will be notified of the council’s decision in February and grant cheques will be paid in May. No application will be considered without the necessary paperwork.
Successful applicants may be required to make a report at the Annual Town Meeting.
This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £11,900 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.
|Buckingham AED Project||£ 1000|
|Buckingham Canal Society||£ 500|
|Buckingham Churches Childrens’ Holiday Club||£ 300|
|Buckingham Lawn Tennis Club||£ 900|
|Buckingham Literary Festival||£ 600|
|Buckingham Summer Festival||£ 1,200|
|Buckingham Town Cricket Club||£ 1,000|
|Chandos Park Bowls Club||£ 500|
|Connection Floating Support (Oxford) Ltd||£ 500|
|Friends of the Old Gaol Museum||£ 500|
|George Grenville Academy||£ 1,000|
|North Bucks Carers||£ 1,000|
|Open House (Community Care North Bucks)||£ 400|
|Project Street Life||£ 1,000|
|The Swan Community Hub (Job Club)||£ 1,000|
To see past years awarded grants please see our Finance and Budgets section.
Grants given by other local organisations
These are not controlled by the Town Council but are provided here for information.
Buckingham and Gawcott Charitable Trust (monetary)
Please download their BGCT criteria on how and where to apply
Buckingham Almshouse and Welfare Charity (accommodation)
Owns 12 almshouses which are located at Church Street and Christ’s Hospital, Market Hill (between the old post office and Verney Close), Buckingham. Applicants must reside for the previous two years in the Parish of Buckingham (which includes Buckingham, Gawcott, Lenborough and Bourton). There is also a Relief in Need Charity for the Parish of Buckingham.
Application forms can be obtained from:
Miss K. Phillips, 78 London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1JH.
Tel: 01908 563350