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 Parish Council Grants

Each year the Parish Council awards a small number of grants to organisations that benefit the residents of the parish. CLICK HERE for an application form and more information.  Contact the Clerk if you have any questions. Applications need to be received by the Parish Council by the 30th November in order to be considered for funding in the next financial year (2020/21).

Applications for the 2019/20 year are now closed but the Parish Council does sometimes make emergency grants so if your need is urgent please contact the Clerk.


COMMUNITY GRANT up to £1,000

In 2018 there was only two applications for the Community Grants - one for the £500 grant from Manshed Long Ashton and the other from Plastic Free Long Ashton for the £1,500 grant.  The grants were awarded to these groups to enable the manshed group to buy tools and for PFLA to raise awareness of the problems with single use plastics and to organise litter picks and other events.

The Community Grants enable residents of Long Ashton and Leigh Woods to have a direct say in how some of the Parish Council’s money is spent.  There is a total of £1500 set aside for 2 grants to benefit the community and the residents of Long Ashton and Leigh Woods will be able to vote at a public meeting in October on which projects should be funded.

If you have an idea to make the village happier or healthier and other residents agree, you could get a maximum of £1000 to support your proposal. A small amount can make a huge difference to local groups, so this is your chance to put your idea to the test of public opinion.

Projects might make our lives more sustainable such as developing a nature reserve or improving biodiversity; or more healthy such as tackling loneliness; or increase our appreciation of our heritage, perhaps recording our local history.  These are just a few examples and we hope innovative ideas will be put forward to improve community life.

Download an application form here and see the terms and conditions here

North Somerset's Community Resilience Network


 To find out about North Somerset's Community Resilience Network click here
The Community Resilience network aims to build strong, resilient communities, prepared to deal with any emergency using local resources and trained volunteers. Emergency responders will always have to prioritise those in greatest need during an emergency, especially where life is in danger. During these times, and in those first few critical hours following an incident, utilising local knowledge, skills and resources could significantly reduce the impact of an emergency. Your local knowledge and enthusiasm could make a real difference in your community. Interested in volunteering? Then find out more.

Suggestions Please

If you feel the parish could be an even better place e-mail the Clerk with your suggestions Clerk@longashtonparishcouncil.com  

Healthwatch North Somerset

Ever want to tell someone what you think about your Health or Care Services?... 

Healthwatch North Somerset works in partnership with local people to help them get the best out of their local health and social care services today and to help shape improvements in the future.

Visit their website by clicking Health Watch North Somerset or call them on: 01275 851400