Wallingford Town Council budgets a sum of money every year to organisations, activities and projects that contribute to, and enhance the life and community of the town so as to benefit the people of Wallingford.

General Grants are up to a maximum of £500. These grants are limited and are made available to organisations that address a demonstrable need for assistance. The types of projects to be funded could include purchase of equipment, training or volunteers, marketing activity or subsidising a trip or visit.

Grant requests of up to £500 will be considered by the Finance and Properties Committee which meets quarterly. Grants over this amount and up to £1,500 will be considered by Full Council which meets bi-monthly. All grants will be authorised by resolution.

The deadline for receipt of grant applications is 2 weeks before the day of the meeting of the appropriate committee.

Dates of Council Meetings can be found here.


How to apply for a grant

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Grants Awarded

2022/2023 Grants:

Applications are open now. Please complete the above form and send to townclerk@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

2021/2022 Grants:

  • Wallingford Sports Park (Help towards running costs) £150

2020/2021 Grants:

6 applications were received. We are thrilled to be making grant funding available to :

  • Life Education Wessex and Thames Life bus visit to St. John’s School  (Help towards running costs) £200
  • Home-start Southern Oxfordshire (Help towards running costs) £200
  • Cleanslate (Help towards running costs) £200
  • Oxfordshire Association for the Blind (Help towards running costs) £200
  • Sue Ryder Oxfordshire Paliative Car Hub (Help towards running costs) £200
  • Wallingford Accessible Boat Club (Help towards running costs) £200

2019/2020 Grants:

7 applications were received. We are thrilled to be making grant funding available to :

  • Bunkfest  (Help towards running costs £200)
  • Agatha Christie Weekend (Help towards running costs £150)
  • Wallingford Accessible Boat Club (Help towards running costs £200)
  • Enrych (Help towards running costs £200)
  • Be Free Young Carers (Help towards running costs £200)
  • Sue Ryder Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub (Help towards running costs £200)
  • Home-Start Southern Oxfordshire (Help towards running costs £200)

2018 / 2019 Grants :

7 applications were received. We are thrilled to be making grant funding available to :

  • Bunkfest (Help towards running costs) £500
  • Wallingford Parochial Council (Help towards running costs) £250
  • Wallingford Accessible Boat Club (Help towards running costs) £250
  • Wallingford Business Partnership (St. Georges Day) (Help towards running costs) £250
  • Be Free Young Carers (Help towards running costs) £250
  • Wallingford Regatta (Sponsor the Borough Vase Cup) £120
  • Wallingford Blues and Beer CIC (Help towards the re-launch of Blues and Beer Festival this year) £250
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David Calvin-Thomas Young Citizen of the Year Award

David Calvin-Thomas Young Citizen of the Year Award was established in 1996 in memory of a former Mayor who taught for many years in Wallingford and worked tirelessly in the interests of the young people in the Town. The David Calvin-Thomas young citizen of the year award goes to the young person who is judged to have made the more significant contribution to the well-being of Wallingford.

To qualify young people should be aged between the ages of 9 and 19. They should have done voluntary work which has benefited and enhanced the life of the Community of Wallingford. The work should fall in one of the following categories :

  • Service for the elderly, disabled or lonely
  • Contribution to social, recreational and cultural activities
  • Helping with environmental, conservation improvement schemes
  • Supporting children and young people’s activities
  • Showing initiative and responsibility in the community
  • The judges reserve the right to make no award, if in their opinion, no-one suitable is presented to them.

The award was last presented in 2014 at Mayor’s Sunday in the form of a ‘Council-sealed’ Certificate. The recipients family were also invited to Mayor’s Sunday.

Nominations for 2021 are now open now and should be received by the end of January 2022 in order for Councillors to discuss at the meeting of Full Council scheduled in February 2022. Please send to : senioradmin@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk

High Steward Award of Wallingford for Community Service

As High Steward of Wallingford I am delighted to request nominations for an award that recognises the outstanding contribution made by an individual or an organisation in establishing, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of community service in Wallingford.

The individual or organisation must be able to demonstrate that they have made an outstanding contribution which benefits residents and the community of Wallingford. They need not themselves live or be based in Wallingford, but the benefit from their work should be shown for sustained period in the town. Nominations should describe how the nominee has addressed values such as (but not exclusively); helping the disadvantaged, promoting inclusivity and participation in community life, and supporting Wallingford as a town which encourages vibrant community activities.

Nominations should, as far as possible, be from a member of the public independent of the person / organisation being nominated, but where this is not practicable, the person making the nomination must make clear their relationship to the nominee. Self-nominations are not allowed. A nomination statement should be no longer than 500 words and may contain referees. Where referees are included, it is the responsibility of the person making the nomination to ensure that permission has been obtained from the referees for them to be contacted.

Nominations should be posted to the Town Council at 8a Castle Street, Wallingford 0X10 8DL or sent by email to senioradmin@wallingfordtowncouncil.gov.uk in both cases they should be clearly marked ‘For the attention of the High Steward’

This is an annual award. For the 2023 award, nominations are requested by 28th March 2023 and the winner will be notified in May 2023.



Other Council Grants and Loans

South Oxfordshire District Council have a number of grant schemes that Community Organisations and others can apply for, more information is available on the South Oxfordshire District Council website,  you can also contact the SODC Grants team on telephone number 01235 422405 or email on grants@southandvale.gov.uk

Oxfordshire County Council also offers grants to Community Groups. More information is available on their website for grant schemes.