Community Grants

Chris Roberts Memorial Community Fund

community fund

Whitbourne Village Shop’s community grant scheme is now called the “Chris Roberts Memorial Community Fund”, in memory of our late Treasurer, who played such a pivotal role in setting up and running our shop. The intention of the shop’s Management Committee is that grants should be awarded annually but this depends on whether a surplus was made in the previous year.
The Management Committee makes a decision each year about the amount of the grant pot. For 2019, a total sum up to £3000 is available.

Anyone can apply for grant funding for their particular idea or cause but only applications that benefit people/groups within the Whitbourne area will be successful. Examples of a successful grant could be for a new piece of equipment for a group or society, or for an event or activity that will benefit people in the fund

A Decision-making Panel is in place to oversee the process of assessing applications, awarding grants, administering distribution and monitoring the success of each grant. The Panel consists of three people nominated by the Shop Management Committee and up to three people selected by the community. If you are interested in joining the Panel as a community representative, please email for an application form:

An information pack is available in the shop and the application form is available online here as well as the paper copy in the shop. The application process is simple, there are notes to help you fill in the form and the Panel members will do their best to help you develop your ideas and complete the grant

Key dates

November 2018 onwards
Publicity for grant scheme appears around the village
November 2018
Grant application form and guidance notes published
End November 2018
Grant application process opens
End February 2019
Grant application process closes
March 2019
Decision-making Panel meets to decide grants
By End April 2019
Applicants are informed about decisions