Science Museum Group Wroughton Solar Park Community Benefit Fund Small Grant

Which organisations are eligible for funding?

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support projects which will improve the lives of people living in Wroughton, Chiseldon, Clyffe Pypard, Broad Town, Broad Hinton, Ogbourne St George, Ogbourne St Andrew, Aldbourne and Baydon. 

You can apply for a grant if you are a:

  • constituted voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • a not-for-profit company of Community Interest Company where a majority of directors receive no payment
  • school, academy or college
  • a branch of national organisations with a local management committee based in Wiltshire or Swindon, your own constitution, and a bank account you control.

Your organisation must have:

  • an active management committee of at least three people who are not related to each other, living at the same address or in a long-term relationship
  • a bank account with two signatories who are unrelated to each other
  • less than 12 months running costs in unrestricted reserves. This means in your accounts at the end of your last financial year, the amount shown as Unrestricted reserves (not including any Designated funds) must be less than your expenditure during that year.

The documents you need are:

  • a constitution
  • a copy of a recent bank statement
  • financial records or accounts
  • a Safeguarding Policy and an Equal Opportunities Policy If you do not have these we will discuss this with you when you apply. Further guidance is available here.

What types of projects are eligible for funding?

You can apply for a grant for:

  • to continue the work your organisation already does
  • to pay for a new activity which can include:
    • core costs - these might include (but not only) salaries, training, equipment, insurance or premises
    • projects costs - these might include (but not only) salaries, training, equipment, insurance or premises
    • capital costs (buildings and equipment) - grants for capital costs are one-off only (i.e. not multi-year) and if the cost of the project is more than the grant, you must have already secured most of the rest you need when you apply to us

What we don’t fund:

  • parish councils
  • one-off or sponsored events 
  • projects which duplicate an existing service
  • the advancement of religion
  • medical research and equipment
  • animal welfare
  • party political activities

Download programme guidelines

This programme is now closed for applications

If you have any queries please contact us on 01380 738985 or email