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The Chippenham Constituency Small Grants Fund

In response to the requests for support he receives from many local causes, Duncan Hames MP for Chippenham, has set up a small grants fund with the Community Foundation, to which he makes a regular donation from his Parliamentary salary, to give grants to small voluntary groups in the Constituency.


Charity information: Wiltshire Community Foundation

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  • Need


    To create a fund available to local charities and voluntary groups working in the Chippenham Constituency who need a little help to improve the lives of local people.


    By providing small grants funding to the smaller, local charities and voluntary groups working in the Chippenham Constituency. Whenever an individual or organisation wishes to recognise Duncan's efforts, they are asked instead to make a donation to the fund. Grants are made independently by The Community Foundation. To apply for a grant please contact The Community Foundation on 01380 729284.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To build and distribute a small grants fund on an on-going basis.


    » Encourage local people to contribute to the fund and distribute grants through the Community Foundatrion's existing network of small local groups.

    What success will look like

    Success will be to have raised funds and distributed grants to a number of local groups each year.

  • Impact


    By supporting small local groups over a number of years to make a difference to the lives of local people, particularly those in disadvantaged circumstances.


    Duncan and the constituency office are actively fundraising and supporting the fund themselves and groups in the Chippenham area are being encouraged to apply for support.


    An annual report will be produced by the Community Foundation for the constituency offfice to communicate to the people of Chippenham

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £5,000 Grant Making Grants to Groups

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Duncan Hames MP core funding £600 Guaranteed
  • Background


    Chippenham Constituency


    The people of Chippenham

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    As the main funder of the small voluntary groups in Wiltshire, The Community Foundation are ideally placed to identify groups needing supoport from the Chippenham Constituency Small Grants Fund.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Heidi Yorke

    Grants Director - coordination of grant making to individuals and groups making a difference to local people

Duncan Hames, MP for Chippenham

Duncan Hames, MP for Chippenham