Grants Once a year community organisations are invited to apply for a grant from Devizes Town Council. The group must be able to demonstrate that its aims benefit the community of Devizes parish. If so, you are invited to apply for a share of this year’s community grant. Last year's grant recipients were as follows. Applicant Brief Description of application Amount of grant recommended DOCA Support for arts activites and event managment £15000 DREWS POND WOOD PROJECT General running costs of the organisation £500 MUSEUM General running costs of the organisation £3000 AGE UK WILTSHIRE Help to maintain the level of service offered and keep fees to participants to a nominal level and assist the training programme. £200 ALZHEIMERS SUPPORT Running costs towards the Day Club in Devizes £200 DEVIZES AND DISTRICT PHAB Grant towards Christmas Party in December 2016 £300 DEVIZES BUDO CLUB Expenses connected with the relocation of the club to a new facility £200 FIRST STAGES Production costs £100 SPLASH To fund places on Splash school holiday activities for young people £150 THE CROWN CENTRE Redecorate and refurbish sitting room in Crown Centre £200 THE WILTSHIRE BOBBY VAN TRUST Bobby@ operators carry our home security and fire risk assessments before fitting appropriate hardward for each client £100 WAIBLINGEN WAY NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH AND COMMUNITY GROUP To help pay for 2 coach trips and garden fetes and seeds for the gardens £200 WILTSHIRE CITIZENS ADVICE Grant to enable the recruitment, training and expenses of a volunteer adviser £100 The closing date for applications is 30 September and must be made on the Council’s own grant application form. Application Form The Town Council also administers two registered Charities. The Bear Club Foundation, an Educational Trust established in the 18th Century which provides assistance to young persons under the age of 25 years of age who are resident in the county of Wiltshire with a preference for those residing in the town of Devizes. The Frank and George Simpson and Dr Raby Trust Fund was an amalgamation of three separate charities established in the 1950’s and can only benefit the residents of Devizes. Both funds are comparatively modest therefore grants awarded reflect this. For an application form and further information, contact Richard Hopkins at Devizes Town Council on 01380 723333.