Apply for a Grant

This page tells you what to do if your organisation wishes to apply for a grant from Godalming Town Council.

Grants will be considered under three categories as follows:

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS – Ongoing revenue support for organisations who provide a benefit to the residents of Godalming.  To apply under this category, please contact the Town Clerk to discuss either by calling 01483 523575 or emailing

GENERAL GRANTS FUND – For organisations wishing to apply for one-off funding for a specific project.  These applications will be considered at the Policy & Management Committee on the dates detailed below.

To apply for a grant from Godalming Town Council organisations need to complete an application form. You can download an application form at the bottom of this page. When you have completed the application form return it along with the accompanying documents listed in the criteria below to:

Town Clerk
Godalming Town Council
Municipal Buildings
Bridge Street
Surrey GU7 1HT

The closing dates for considering General Grants Fund applications for 2020/21 are as follows:

  • 9 January 2020 for the 23 January 2020 meeting
  • 8 June 2020 for the 25 June 2020 meeting
  • 11 January 2021 for the 28 January 2021 meeting

COUNCIL COMMUNITY FUND – for projects put forward by Councillors that they feel will be of benefit to their local community, or which community groups and residents in their area have identified as being of benefit to that area.  Applications for grants under this category will be considered at the next available Policy & Management Committee after receipt by the Town Council office.

The Policy & Management Committee meets in public and you are welcome to attend the meeting to hear the committee discuss your grant application please contact the Town Clerk at the address above or on 01483 523575 or at for details of how to attend a meeting.


Minimum Criteria

(You must meet these criteria for your application to be considered)

  • Groups applying must provide the following with their application:
    a) Constitution or aims
    b) Copy of accounts (these will not be required for a new organisation)
    c) Copy of budget for current financial year
    d) Copy of last annual report to members (this will not be required for a newly formed organisation)
  • The group must have a bank account in the name of the group.
  • The grant must primarily benefit residents of Godalming.

Your application will be assessed on the degree to which it meets the following:

  • Applications should fit the Town Council’s vision and priorities;
  • The group must not have received any other grant funding from the Town Council for the project applied in the same financial year;
  • Priority will be given to those applications for which the grant will lever in/match other funds.

Grant Conditions:

  • Apply the grant to the purpose for which it was awarded.
  • Provide evidence to the Town Council within one year of the award of the grant detailing how the grant was spent.
  • Work with the Town Council to make opportunities to recognize the Council’s contribution to the project eg. by arranging an appropriate press release and photo opportunity with you and the Mayor of Godalming (we will provide copies of our logo for printed and digital media and we can provide a simple certificate for display if that would be appropriate).

Downloadable Application Form

Grant Application Form