Axminster Town Council is proud to support the local community through the awarding of grants to organisations that enrich the lives of residents and who make Axminster a vibrant place to live, work and play.
For more information on grants up to £1000, please click on the following link: Small Grants Policy. Should you wish to apply, please complete the Small Grants application form. For amounts over £1000, please see our Community Grants policy and Community Grants application form.
In 2021-22 the Council gave out Community grants totalling £10,215 to the following organisations:
Axminster Community Shed £2000 (February 2022)
Axminster Junior Park Run £1000 (February 2022)
Plastic Free Axminster £265 (November 2021)
Axminster Junior Art Project (September 2021) - awarded by the Mayor
Axminster Job Club £2000 (June 2021)
Axminster Youth Club £1000 (June 2021)
Royal British Legion - Axminster branch £700 (May 2021)
Axminster Repair Cafe £1000 (May 2021)
Nourish Axminster £1000 (April 2021)
Axe Valley Ring and Ride Transport £1000 (April 2021)
The Town Council also awarded Grant Assistance to the Guildhall Management
Committee for £25,000 in the Financial Year 2021-22.
In the current financial year 2022-23, the Council has awarded Community grants to the following organisations:
Guildhall Management Committee £19,000 (towards operational costs of the Guildhall building and venue)
Axe Valley Ring and Ride (April) £1000 towards annual running costs
Plastic Free Axminster (May) £550 towards website and consumables
Axminster Skate Park (June) £1976 towards annual insurance premium costs (plus £82000 capital investment contribution)
Axe Vale Netball Club (July) £610 towards health project for netball participants
Nourish (July) £2000 towards annual costs of hiring venue for Nourish kitchen and lunches
Nourish (October) £720 towards costs of providing Warm Space at the Guildhall
Axminster Hub (October) £1000 towards annual operational costs for this organisation
Pippins Pantry (October) £500 towards provision of Winter resilience / Warm Space measures.
Axminster Job Club (October) £5725 towards annual running costs for the Job Club.
Axe Valley Ring and Ride (November) (additional grant) £1000 towards additional annual running costs for the service.
No Toy Left Behind (November) £1366 towards provision of Winter resilience / Warm Space measures.
Axminster Christmas Together (December) £1500 towards Christmas Lunch event at Guildhall (Warm Spaces/Winter resilience)
Axe Valley Christians Against Poverty [AVCAP] (December ) towards provision of support for residents needing advice
The Council also made small grants available to local groups to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 under S137 LGA1972.