Past Projects

Buckingham Town Council has supported a number of organisations in the town with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services that benefit Buckingham residents.

Other events, community assets and projects are supported by the Town Council in different ways.

Grants awarded for 2020/21

In 2020, the Town Council gave grants totalling £26,412 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

Due to the profound impact of Coronavirus on Buckingham, some projects were not able to run this year. Some of our grant applicants decided that they would not claim their grants this year, and others applied for a change of use from their original project.

Unused funding was made available to Buckingham groups who were able to support those most impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale£ 5436 PA
(3 year grant)
Bucks Youth Clubs Ltd£ 5200 PA
(3 year grant)
Buckingham Old Gaol£ 3000 PA
(3 year grant)
Buckingham Summer Festival£ 1500
Buckingham Table£ 1250
Buckingham & Stowe Running Club£ 1000
Chandos Park Bowls Club£ 1000
Mortonville Junior Football Club£ 1000
Friends of the Old Gaol Museum£ 1000
Swan Community Hub£ 1000
Buckingham and District Angling Association£ 916
Lace Hill Residents Association£ 900
Buckingham Churches Children’s Holiday Club. £ 750
Buckingham Twinning Association£ 700
Project Street Life£ 700
Buckingham Choral Society£ 500
Buckingham West End Bowls Club£ 400
Royal Latin School£ 250
TOTAL:£ 26,412

Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale£ 5346 PA
(3 year grant)
Bucks Youth Clubs Ltd£ 5200 PA
(3 year grant)
Buckingham Old Gaol£ 3000 PA
(3 year grant)
Buckingham Summer FestivalDecided not to claim grant.
Buckingham Table£ 1250
Buckingham & Stowe Running Club£ 1000
Chandos Park Bowls Club£ 1000
Mortonville Junior Football Club£ 1000
Friends of the Old Gaol Museum£ 1000
Swan Community Hub£ 2350, awarded additional funding to support online Job Club.
Buckingham and District Angling Association£ 916
Lace Hill Residents Association£ 900
Buckingham Churches Children’s Holiday Club. Grant currently unclaimed.
Buckingham Twinning Association£ 700
Project Street LifeGrant currently unclaimed.
Buckingham Choral SocietyGrant currently unclaimed.
Buckingham West End Bowls Club£ 400
Royal Latin School£ 250
TOTAL:£ 26,412

To see past years awarded grants please see our Finance and Budgets section.

Past Project: Swan Community Hub (One Year Grant)

Swan Community Hub received £1000 in 2019-2020, and used this towards a laptop for the Buckingham Job Club which helps unemployed people back into work, through confidence building and help with CVs and interviews. The rest of the funding was used towards running Free Summer Activity Sessions for families with young children.

The Summer Sessions focused on having free fun together at home and around Buckingham parks through crafts, sports and games. The funding supported the rent of the Community Centre for four activity sessions and take away craft, book and activity packs for families to enjoy at home together. 141 children attended the sessions and parents loved them!

Past Project: Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale (Buckingham area) (Long Term Grant)

Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale (CAAV) runs an office in Buckingham, that supports residents in Buckingham and the surrounding area that need help or advice. The group has been a long term recipient of grant funding from the Town Council for many years. CAAV received £5,346 in 2020, an amount which rises each year in line with population growth.

We offer provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Citizens advice told us that: "The service, which is an independent charity, is run mainly by volunteers. In Buckingham our volunteers give in excess of 75 hours each week to help our clients. In the last year [2019], we helped 1,167 people from the Buckingham office and dealt with 4,248 different issues. This continues to grow with the increasing population.

We help the community with all manner of issues and a variety of topics.

Debt and benefit assistance are high on our list, followed by employment and housing issues.  Other areas we support local people include consumer issues and relationships.  This list is not exhaustive, in fact, we have probably covered most things that affect people’s lives.

We are fortunate to have a small team who carry out home visits to those in our community who are not able to visit the office in person.  Last year alone, we were successful in gaining an extra £295,000 in additional income for our clients."

Citizens Advice in Buckingham