Community groups and schools in Wroughton can apply for grants of up to £20,000 from Wiltshire Community Foundation. The money comes from the Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund, which was set up to benefit the community around the Swindon Solar Park at the former airfield, which is home to the Science Museum.
There are two types of grants available both with different criteria and closing dates. Large grants of up to £20,000 are available to schools, academies and colleges and registered and non-registered charities and community groups based in Swindon or Wiltshire. The projects being applied for must take place within 10km of the solar park and focus on science, technology, engineering, maths, environment, health or play. Grants can be used to create a physical asset or to encourage learning about an issue. Request for an application form must be made by 11 December 2020.
Small grants of up to £2,000 are open to schools, academies and colleges and registered and non-registered charities and community groups for projects which improve the lives of people living in Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Wroughton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne or Baydon. The deadline for applications is 4 January 2021.
Both grants can be used for core, project or capital costs used for the running costs of activities and decisions on applicants will be made in February.
More information and application forms are available at wiltshirecf.org.uk on our grants for groups page.