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Community Chest Small Grants

The Three Parishes Big Local Community Chest is a fund for small grants for community groups based in, or active in the Three Parishes Big Local area.  This covers the communities of Gobowen, Weston Rhyn and St Martins.  Our first grants were awarded in November 2014 and, since then, we have awarded grants to the following groups and projects:

2018 Grants Now Being Awarded!
2017 - Total Funding £4,239.70

Scooter Rack - Florence Manford, Judi Manford, Tilly Manford, Cooper Worral

St Martins School
Scooting to School
Weston Rhyn & District Gardening Club
Display Boards


St Martins Book BoxBook Box shelf project
Ifton Colliery BandYouth band preparations
Selattyn & Gobowen Parish CouncilParish Newsletter - Parish Roundabout
St Martins School Local Governing BodyScooting to School
Defibrillator - GobowenDefibrillator for Gobowen
Ifton Colliery Commemorative ProjectRaising awareness of the Ifton Commemorative Project
Oswestry Heritage GatewayOswestry Hill Fort Bio Blitz
Weston Rhyn & District Gardening ClubDisplay board and banner
Gobowen Youth Football ClubFootball posts and footballs
Weston Rhyn Parish CouncilDefibrillator purchase and siting
2016 - Total Funding £8,763
St Martins baby and toddler group
St Martins Baby 
and Toddler Group
chirk bank
Chirk Bank Community Group
New Door and Frame


St Martins Village LifeVillage Life Magazine
1st Gobowen RainbowsUnit Flag
Chester to Shrewsbury Rail Partnership Gobowen Station Prospectus
Selattyn Craft & Produce ShowSignage
Selattyn & Gobowen Parish CouncilParish Rounabout newsletter
St Martins BrowniesBoots, Bikes and Boats Challenge
Weston Rhyn Bowling ClubLawnmower repair
Weston Rhyn & District Gardening ClubSignage
St Martins Angling ClubArthan's Pond Spring Clean
Chirk Bank Community GroupNew Door and Frame
St Martins WITie-to-Dye Silk Scarf workshop
Weston Rhyn TrustUpdate facilities on the rec
2nd St Martins Scout GroupSleeping out
Ifton Meadows Management CommitteeParty at the Meadows
The WRENRunning costs of the WREN
Three Parishes Community Wildlife GroupCreation of a new wildlife group
St Martins Baby & Toddler Group Play equipment and furniture
St Martins Age UK Day CentreEquipment and activities
Residents of Heather Bank, GobowenOperation Santa
City lane & area residentsSocial Events 2016/17
2015 - Total Funding £7,400
St Martins Allotments
Planting Fruit Trees
St Martins Centre
St Martins Community Kitchen
Offa Events
Offa Music programme
Mobility Scooter Replacement
Gobowen All RoundersStaff training
City Lane & Area residentsCommunity Barbeque
Croesoswallt ArchersUpgrade for club equipment
Weston Rhyn TrustReplacement windows for recreation ground pavilion
Cedar Close Residents AssociationDishwasher & Microwave for community kitchen
Village Green NewsletterSupporting village newsletter
Fusion Arts OswestryTaster Sessions for Young people
St Martins GuidesHealthy eating project at the Lynx 2015 Shropshire camp
St Martins AllotmentsOrchard & fencing
Border Counties School of DanceReducing financial exclusion for dance competitions
Three Parishes Canal Action GroupTow Path Regeneration project
St Martins CentreSt Martins Community Kitchen
St Martins SchoolSummer school equipment
Weston Rhyn Under 19sSet up costs for football club
Weston Rhyn SingersPromotional campaign & new music
New Saints Community FoundationYoung people's summer activities
Offa EventsOffa Music programme
QubeMobility Scooter Replacement
Love 2 danceCoach hire for dance exams
2014 - Total Funding £2,200
Gobowen WI
Jewellery Making training course
St John's Church
Community Café
Gobowen WIJewellery Making training course
St John's Church   Community Café
Good CompanionsLoneliness in the Community
Gobowen Old Friends   Part funding summer coach trips
St Martins ScoutsCamping & Archery Equipment
Up to £500 available

There are still grants of up to £500 available for Community groups, projects and activities in the Three Parishes Big Local area.  If you are not sure if your group, project or activity would be eligible for a grant, please read our Frequently Asked Questions document (available on the link below) or contact our co-ordinator, Bridget, on 01691 656882.

If you have difficulty downloading these documents, you can obtain a copy of the Frequently Asked Questions, and Application Form and Guidance notes by:

Emailing info@big-local.org

Writing to Three Parishes Big Local at Qube, Oswald Road, Oswestry, SY11 1RB

Telephoning Bridget or Paula on 01691 656882