This page tells you what to do if your organisation wishes to apply for a grant from Godalming Town Council. Grants applied for must have a direct benefit to the Parish of Godalming or all or some of its residents.

Further information can be found in the Council’s Grant Funding Policy & Procedures

Grants will be considered under four categories as follows:


The Council’s Community Fund scheme is aimed at providing grants of less than £1,000 that are of benefit to the local community. The Community Fund is split into two award levels:

  • Applications up to £500, the applications require the support of at least one elected member of the Council to be considered;
  • Applications between £501-£1,000 require the support of at least two elected members of the Council to be considered.

Applicants are advised to contact one of their ward councillors to seek support.  Contact information for Councillors

Applications supported by Councillors will be considered at the next available Policy & Management Committee after receipt by the Town Council office.

Applications are to be made by email with the details of the initiative/project, setting out:

  • The aim of the initiative/project;
  • Who it will benefit;
  • The sum being applied for and the purpose for which the grant will be used; and
  • Who will be responsible for the delivery of the initiative/project.

The criteria for a Community Fund award should meet the basic selection criteria of the General Grants Fund ie. be of benefit to the community.

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 to*******@go**********.uk for details of how to attend a meeting.


For organisations within the Parish of Godalming wishing to apply for one-off funding for a specific project in excess of £1,000 or organisations outside of the Parish of Godalming applying for any level of grant support.

Applications for consideration under this category must be received no later than the first Monday in August and will be considered by the Council at its September meeting for in year funding.  However, applications to cover urgent unplanned circumstances may be accepted for consideration; applicants are advised to contact of****@go**********.uk before submitting a short notice application.

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 section. 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
107-109 High Street
Surrey GU7 1AQ

Please click here to download a Grant Application Form


Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) applications can be applied for from Godalming Town Council and can be used for:

  • the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure, or
  • anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on Godalming.

For further information please use the following links:


Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are an instrument through which the Council guarantees a specified level of financial support for an agreed period of time for the provision of a specific service that benefits the community.  Such arrangements allow the service provider the financial security to invest in a service and the Council with measurable outcomes for the support provided.  Further details regarding SLAs can be found in the Grant Funding Policy & Procedures

Applications for consideration under this category must be received no later than the first Monday in August and will be considered by the Council at its September meeting.  Any award granted will be effective from 1 April the following calendar year.

If you wish to apply under this category you are advised to contact the Town Clerk to discuss either by calling 01483 523575 or emailing to*******@go**********.uk

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