Grants and Donations
Calne Town Council support many community groups with grants and donations and are keen to work in partnerships that will benefit the local community.
Grant applications are considered at each meeting of the Policy & Resources Committee, click here to find the date of the next meeting. Applications must be received no later than 8 working days prior to the meeting of this committee. 
If you would like to apply for a grant please download a copy of the Grant Application Policy which contains all the information you need including the application form.


Civic Awards

Know a community champion or young person living in the Calne parish who has made a real difference? Looking for a way to thank someone for their support over the past year?  Nominations for Civic Awards for this year are open until Friday 15th February 2019.

The following three awards are given each year by Calne’s Town Mayor:

Town Mayor's Civic Award
Recognising the actions of an individual or couple for their hard work and endeavours for the Calne community.

> Click here to download nomination form

Young Citizens Award
Recognising the actions of a young person or group of young people that have had a positive impact on the town or its community. The award is open to all young people living in Calne aged 11 to 17.

> Click here to download nomination form

Town Mayor's Gift Fund
A grant of up to £250 to enable a young person who has demonstrated outstanding ability in sports or the arts to develop their skills. The award is open to all young people living in Calne aged 11 to 18.

> Click here to download nomination form

The awards will be presented during the Annual Parish Meeting which is open to all to attend on Friday 22nd March at 7pm, Calne Town Hall.
How to apply:

Nomination forms can be downloaded above, or are available as paper copies from Calne Visitor & Community Information Centre - open Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

Please return completed nomination forms to Calne Town Council by Friday 15th February, either by email to or by post or hand to Bank House, The Strand, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0EN.


Previous Civic Award winners were:


Mercy Baggs – Mercy was a Town Counillor from 1995 – 2017. She has served more than 20 years on the Tow Council and been mayor 3 times
Norma Hamilton – Norma has been a volunteer Brownie Leader in Calne for more than 18 years.. Norma is described by the brownies as an unsung hero of Calne.
Catherine Crofts – Catherine has volunteered a lot of her time to start a new community group called Calne Clean Up Crew. We have awarded Catherine with a cheque for £100, which can be put towards new equipment or other necessities for the group. 
Malcolm Clarke –Malcolm has donated literally thousands of bulbs and trees to Calne. This is an enormous contribution towards making Calne look brilliant all year round. 
John Skinner –John has been the driving force behind the new boundary signs. John worked very hard to design and fund the new signs, and had to do this while experiencing health issues. 

Young Citizens Award
Liam Gale – Liam is a volunteer at Calne Community Hub. Since becoming a volunteer, Liam has gained a significant amount of confidence and maturity. Liam is loved by people who seek his help and advice, and his fellow volunteers would like his outstanding enthusiasm and energy to be acknowledged. Liam has been
awarded £100 for his efforts.

Town Mayor’s Gift Fund:

Ella Roberts – Ella is about to start a new chapter of her life at Conservatoire – the royal welsh college of music and drama. Ella has been awarded this grant of £250 as a contribution towards music lessons, equipment and software. 

Sports: this grant has been split between two young individuals 

Flynn Day – Flynn has been selected to represent Wiltshire Cricket for a tour of Sri Lanka in 2019. Flynn needs to raise a total of £1000.  He has been awarded £125 towards his trip.
Daisy Barrow – Daisy is a very talented fencer. She is the current under 14 champion for Foil and Sabre. She has also represented South West England at the British Youth Championships in 2016 & 2017. This grant of £125 has been awarded to Daisy to help her pay entry fees into the competitions and buy specialist equipment.
Lily Day – was also nominated for the award. Lily is an outstanding young female cricketer, who has represented Wiltshire 1st Ladies team and been selected to trial for The Southern Vipers. 

Outstanding Voluntary Contributions 
As part of the civic awards, the Town Mayor also recognises people who have made outstanding voluntary contributions. Those recognised are as follows:
The CalneCCTV Volunteers, in recognition of their outstanding contribution and continued commitment to the well-being and safety of the community of Calne.
Volunteers who run and manage the Original Shout Out Calne and the Real Shout Out Calne pages on Facebook –  we appreciate the time and effort of the volunteers in posting information,  questions and feedback for the benefit of Calne Residents.

Continued Support to the Community of Calne:

Katie Harflett, in recognition of her exceptional creative talent and continued support and commitment in delivering the Santa’s Grotto at the Calne Christmas Festival.

Paul Doust of J J & S Transport, In recognition of his generous support and outstanding commitment to the Calne Summer Festival each year.

Sainsbury’s of Calne, in recognition of continued support with the town’s events throughout the year.

Jennings Funfair in recognition of their support for the Summer and Winter Festivals and donating the Fireworks for the Winter Festival.

Phil Haines - Haines Construction - Each year, Phil collects and erects the town’s Christmas tree, donated by the Bowood Estate.   He gives his time, equipment and expertise in ensuring that this focal point of the town’s celebrations is in place and safe.   After Christmas, Phil and his colleagues return to dismantle and dispose of the tree

Calne Men’s shed in recognition of their continued support to people in the community. Calne Men’s shed gives people of all abilities the chance to meet and carry out personal or group projects, as well as giving them support. 



Grants and Donations List 2018-2019

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Grants & Donations List 2017-2018.pdf

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 215 KB

Grant Application Form and Policy 2018

Adobe Acrobat Document (PDF) - 814 KB

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The Strand
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