Festive Grants

The Festive Grants scheme aims to relieve social isolation and financial hardship during the festive period. The grant can support an event, scheme, or special project by voluntary, charity or community groups that brings residents together or tackles the causes of poverty at Christmas.

Each ward councillor is allocated £100 for Christmas projects and a maximum of £300 will be available to spend in each of the ten wards in the borough. Applications should be made via one of your local councillorsGrant applications will be considered and awarded by the Nominations and Grants Committee and their decision is final.

This grant scheme is now open and all applications need to be received by 3 November 2023.


Grants will be awarded for projects/activities that can meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Helps tackle the causes of inequality in our communities
  • Helps develop and safeguard our environment and open spaces
  • Increases opportunities to participate in arts, heritage, and sports activities
  • Increases volunteering and civic pride
  • Helps tackle causes and effects of poverty and financial hardship
  • Considers outstanding individuals or groups who, by achievement in arts, culture or sports, support and promote Tamworth as a place
  • Promotes and develops community cohesion
  • Applicants should be properly constituted, and a copy of the constitution will be required
  • Applicants should have a bank account with at least two signatories
  • Faith groups applying for grants should ensure that the activities they are offering are open to people from all faiths.
  • All grants should continue to demonstrate value for money and value to the people of Tamworth.

The decision of the Grants and Nominations Committee on the grant award is final.

The following cannot apply for a Councillor Festive Grant:

  • Individuals
  • Private businesses
  • Any other organisation (formal or informal in structure) with the ability to distribute funds and/or assets among its members
  • Statutory funded provision e.g. health services, educational establishments (excluding Parent-Teacher Associations providing extra-curricular activities/equipment for the benefit of the wider community)

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they operate an equal opportunities policy and that when working with children, or adults at risk of abuse or neglect, a safeguarding policy is in place.

Applications for the Councillor Festive grants will close once all money has been allocated on a first come, first served basis, with applications to be received by 13th November 2023.


  • Tamworth Borough Council will only pay grants on receipt of the completed Acceptance of Grant form sent to successful applicants
  • Grants shall be used only for the purpose specified in the Notice of Confirmation, and immediate notification should be made to Tamworth Borough Council of any unavoidable changes or cancellations
  • The recipient is responsible for obtaining all licences, permission and insurance as may be necessary
  • Tamworth Borough Council cannot be held responsible for any debts or liabilities and will not be responsible for a third party
  • Projects or events which promote or condone extremist ideology, activities or terrorism cannot be funded.
  • Projects/activities MUST take place within two months of the grant being awarded

All successful applicants will be required to complete an evaluation form which must be returned to Stephanie-ivey@tamworth.gov.uk no later than 2 months after grant award or on completion of project/activity whichever is sooner

Apply for a grant

Please complete the Festive grant application form and return it to one of your ward councillors - you can find their contact details via our councillors web page.

Councillors should forward application forms and supporting documents to: Stephanie Ivey, partnerships officer - grants and funding, via email at Stephanie-ivey@tamworth.gov.uk.