Okehampton Town Council - Grant Applications

Okehampton Town Council has a budget for the award of grants supporting community organisations and groups to the benefit of the residents of Okehampton.  Grant applicants are also encouraged to apply to the Okehampton Hamlets Parish Council for funding.

The Council has allocated a total of £29,000 in the current financial year (2023-24) to cover grants, both large and small.  A selection of the recipients can be seen below and a full list of grants awarded can be found in the Annual Reports.  The procedure for applying for a grant can be found at the Grants Policy document below.

Grant applications are considered at meetings of the Policy and Resources Committee. Dates of meetings are posted on this website.

Grant applications must meet the criteria set out in the Grants Policy and applications for small grants only (not exceeding £500 with a typical grant award being around £300) must be made on the Town Councilís application form - see link below.  The form can also be obtained from the Town Hall.  Completed applications should be returned to the Town Clerk.  Please ensure you read the policy and procedure before submitting a grant request. 

Applications will be acknowledged after receipt and notification of decision will normally be sent out within 10 working days of the relevant council meeting.  All successful applicants are requested to complete a Feedback Form in order to ensure that grants have been expended to fulfil the stated aim.

Town Council Grants

The last, round of applications for a grant in the 2023/24 financial year will be considered by the Policy & Resources Committee on 13th November.

Applications should be sent to the Town Clerk by 20th October 2023

Details of how to apply can be found on the website or from the office in the Town Hall

New Policy and Procedures from 1st April 2023

The Council has reviewed its grant policy and the process for applying for a grant has changed.  The change is to ensure that all applications are treated fairly and that applicants are not at risk of loosing out towards the end of the financial year because the allocated budget has run out of funds.


From 1st April 2023 applications will only be considered twice yearly by the Policy & Resources Committee; in the spring  and again in the autumn in line with the meeting schedule.  Applications for consideration in the spring must be received by the 2nd Friday in March and those for consideration in autumn by the 2nd Friday in September.

The pdf documents below are available to download.

Listed below are some of the grants made by Okehampton Town Council:

Jul 2023 - Grant awarded to Excelsior Silver Band

award a grant of £490 for the purchase of Carol books and music folders.

Jul 2023 - Grant awarded to Museum of Dartmoor Life and Tourist Information

A grant of £3,500 towards the maintenance of the museum and £1,500 to assist with the running of the tourist information facility.

Jun 2023 - Grant awarded to Okey Music Day

A grant of £500 towards the costs of the event on 16th July 2023.

Jun 2023 - Grant awarded to Wren Music

A grant of £500 towards events celebrating Wren Musicís 40th Anniversary

Mar 2023 - Grant awarded to OCRA

A grant towards the Fields in Trust Celebrations

Mar 2023 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Primary School PTFA

A grant to purchase a tree plants and compost in celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III

Mar 2023 - Grant awarded to Daisi

A grant towards the wellbeing project

Mar 2023 - Grant awarded to 1st Okehampton Scout Group

a grant towards the purchase of smoke alarms, heat detectors and Pat Testing the Scout hut

Jan 2023 - Grant awarded to Okehampton United Charities

A grant for management costs of the allotments

Jan 2023 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group

A grant towards hosting a fairtrade event

Nov 2022 - Grant awarded to Everything Okehampton

A grant towards the cost of new security bolts and wires

Nov 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity

A grant towards ongoing maintenance of the town clock and chimes

Nov 2022 - Grant awarded to Immersion in the Community

A grant towards the purchase of the pool table

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to ORIG

A grant towards the renewal of strimming/brushcutting training costs

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Carnival Committee

A grant towards to the cost of the carnival

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Citizens Advice

A grant for training volunteers based in the Okehampton office

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Meldon Viaduct Company

A grant towards maintenance and renewal fund

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Wren

A grant for venue hire costs

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Well Being Cafe- Made Well CIC

A grant towards the development of resources and delivery of support and services

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton & District Community Transport Group

A grant towards the running cost of the volunteer car service scheme

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton D of E Open Award Group

A grant towards the cost of the annual insurance premium

Oct 2022 - Grant awarded to Get Changed Theatre Company

A grant towards the of Makaton communication programme

Jul 2022 - Grant awarded to Community Links SW CIC

A grant towards the cost of the venue hire for the coffee group

Jun 2022 - Grant awarded to Okey Music Day

A grant towards the cost of the music day including the funding of musicians, the PA and productions costs and promotion.

Jun 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Community Dance Project

A grant towards the cost of hiring the hall for weekly dance sessions

May 2022 - Grant awarded to North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team

A grant towards the purchase of a lightweight stretcher and spinal insert

May 2022 - Grant awarded to Friends of Okehampton Polish Naval Camp

A grant towards the purchase of a plaque commemorating the role Okehampton played during WWII and after when the town became the location of the Polish Naval Training Camp and Resettlement Centre

May 2022 - Grant awarded to Museum of Dartmoor Life and Tourist Information

A grant towards the maintenance of the museum and a grant to assist with the running of the Tourist Information Facility.

May 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Table Tennis Club

A grant towards the cost of replacement equipment, bats, nets court surrounds and scoreboards.

May 2022 - Grant awarded to Friends of St James C of E Primary School

A grant towards the purchase of bark chippings for the flooring of a living willow dome and tunnel, topsoil for raised beds and a wheel barrow.

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to OCRA

A grant towards the costs of the Fields in Trust Day

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Wren

A grant towards the costs of the lantern procession

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Mens Hockey Club

A grant towards the cost of coaching qualification courses

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Rugby Football Club

A grant towards a new team kit

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Cheeky Monkeys Toddler Group

A grant towards craft supplies and new toys and books

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton and Hamlets Twinning Association

A grant towards the cost of hosting a visit for representatives from Craon

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Primary School PTFA

A grant towards chalkboards, whiteboards and a storage shed

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Friends of Okehampton Library

A grant towards the cost of sensory items

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to 1st Okehampton Guides and Rangers

A grant towards the cost of transport for a camping trip

Mar 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Friendship Group

A grant towards the cost of speakers and room hire

Feb 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton United Charities

A grant towards the cost of providing an allotment site

Feb 2022 - Grant awarded to Ockment Centre

A grant towards the cost of reception staffing

Feb 2022 - Grant awarded to Tor Support Services

A grant towards the cost of providing support services

Feb 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Community Garden

A grant towards the cost of insurance and health and safety equipment

Feb 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Friendly Circle

A grant towards the cost of monthly speakers

Feb 2022 - Grant awarded to All Together Okehampton

A grant to assist with the cost of wellbeing activities, room hire and refreshments

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Who Let the Dads out

A grant towards providing hall hire and refreshments

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to 1st Okehampton Rainbows and Brownies

A grant towards a visit to legoland

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okement Rivers Improvement Group

A grant towards noticeboard repair

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okey Music Day

A grant for the promotion and running costs of the event

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Meldon Viaduct Company

A grant towards the cost of repairs and renewals

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Everything Okehampton

A grant towards the cost of the Christmas lights

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Carnival Committee

A grant towards the cost of hosting the carnival

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to RAF Cadets

A grant towards the purchase of 2 flight simulators

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton & District Community Transport Group

A grant to help with the running costs

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity

A grant towards teh maintenance of the church clock

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Hamlets

A grant towards the costs of beating the bounds

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group

A grant for the production of a leaflet

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to South West Ambulance Charity

A grant for the purchase of blood glocise monitor and auto blood pressure kit

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to Museum of Dartmoor Life and Tourist Information

A grant for the continued maintenace of the museum and to assist with the Tourist Information point

Jan 2022 - Grant awarded to OCRA

A grant for £500 for the park run

May 2021 - Grant awarded to Dartmoor Life Museum

Cllr Bob Tolley presenting a cheque to the Dartmoor Life Museum while helping ot reopen the museum after it closed due to the pandemic

Oct 2020 - Grant awarded to Everything Okehampton

A grant of £1,000 was awarded towards the cost of the provision of Christmas lights in the town.

Jun 2020 - Grant awarded to Meldon Viaduct Company

A grant of £500 was awarded towards the Trust's repairs and renewals fund for 2020/21.

Apr 2020 - Grant awarded to Ockment Centre Work Club

A grant of £497 was awarded for the purchase of a laptop to for work club users.

Apr 2020 - Grant awarded to Devon Development Education

A grant of £350 was awarded towards the cost of the purchase of exhibition banners and publicity materials for events in Okehampton, subject to the project going ahead in the 2020/21 financial year.

Feb 2020 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Otters Swimming & Lifesaving Club

The Town Council awarded a grant of £200 to assist with the cost of Safeguarding training for up to ten volunteers.

Feb 2020 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group

A grant of £200 was awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group to support a Fairtrade Schools Conference being hosted at Okehampton Primary School with invitations to other schools within the Dartmoor Academy.

Jan 2020 - Grant awarded to Devon Young Carers (Westbank)

The Council awarded a grant of £500 to Devon Young Carers to fund the attendance of 3 young carers from the Okehampton area at a weekend residential of the annual Young Carers Festival

Dec 2019 - Grant awarded to Everything Okehampton

The Town Council awarded a grant of £1,500 to Everything Okehampton towards the provision, insurance, maintenance costs and safety check relating to the Christmas lights.

Nov 2019 - Grant awarded to 2443 Okehampton Squadron RAF Air Cadets

A grant of £500 was awarded to 2443 Okehampton Squadron RAF Air Cadets towards the cost of the purchase of 3 laptops and 8 tablets for use by Cadets for their training, lessons, research and exams.

Oct 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton District Community Transport Group

The Town Council awarded a grant of £2,000 to Okehampton District Community Transport Group towards the purchase of a new 15-seater mini-bus

Oct 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity

A grant of £500 was awarded to Okehampton United Ecclesiastical Charity towards the cost of maintaining the clock on St James Chapel

Oct 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

The Town Council awarded a grant of £500 to the Okehampton Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club towards the cost of flyers, flag and banner, website and hosting for the advertising and promoting of the club

Sep 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Duke of Edinburgh Award

A grant of £500 was awarded towards the cost of insuring the equipment held by the Duke of Edinburgh Award group

Jul 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Community Archives

The Town Council awarded a grant of £500 to Okehampton Community Archives towards the purchase of a new photocopier and ink and assistance with rent and ongoing costs

Jul 2019 - Grant awarded to Okement Rivers Improvement Group

A grant of £500 was awarded to Okement Rivers Improvement Group towards the running costs incorporating insurance, training and purchase of litter pickers, bags and the maintenance of seats

Jun 2019 - Grant awarded to Meldon Viaduct Company Ltd

The Town Council awarded a grant of £500 as a contribution to the Trust's repairs and renewals fund for 2019/20

Jun 2019 - Grant awarded to Museum of Dartmoor Life

A grant of £3,500 was awarded to the Museum of Dartmoor Life to support the maintenance of the Museum and £1,500 to assist with the running of the tourist information facility.

Mar 2019 - Grant awarded to Citizens Advice TNMWD

A grant of £4,000 was awarded to Citizens Advice to support the work of the group in Okehampton

Mar 2019 - Grant awarded to Wren Music

£500 was awarded to Wren Music to help fund the workshops as part of the Okehampton Lanterns project

Feb 2019 - Grant awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group

A grant of £250 was awarded to Okehampton Fairtrade Group to assist in funding events during Fairtrade Fortnight