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As part of our mission to support the local community, Lawley and Overdale Parish Council runs a grant scheme.

Our community grant fund is designed to help local groups support, entertain, and educate residents of our parish.

We have an annual budget to provide these grants to voluntary groups and charitable organisations operating within, or otherwise benefiting, the parish.

How our grants can help you

We will consider grants for a range of purposes, such as:

  • Purchasing new equipment.
  • Transportation costs for group trips or outings.
  • For training your staff or volunteers.
  • Activities that raise the profile of the area.
  • Running costs of a group that is experiencing a period of hardship.
  • Hosting special events or celebrations.
  • The provision of recreational facilities.
  • Start-up costs for a group or charity.

Who can apply?

Unfortunately, Lawley and Overdale Parish Council cannot consider grant applications from individuals. Grant applications can only be accepted from constituted charitable organisations and voluntary groups.

To be eligible, your group must provide evidence that any grant awarded will be used to benefit the people of Lawley and Overdale Parish. We ask that you provide documentation of this when you apply.

If you have already applied for a grant within the last 12 months, you can’t apply again.

Please download our Grants Policy (.docx, 90 KB) for the full terms and conditions.

How to apply

Download the files below, and have a read through them. If you think that your group or organisation could benefit from a community grant, fill in the grant application form, and send it back to us. Please include all required documentation.

You can email your application to If you’d rather post it to us, you can find our address on the Contact Us page.

Who we’ve helped

This is just a selection of the grants we’ve issued over the years, and how they’ve helped a variety of people in our community. Your group could be next!

Telford Samaritans

“Thanks to Lawley and Overdale Parish Council their grant allowed Telford Samaritans to buy a washing machine and fridge for their new shop in Wellington.  The washing machine enables us to wash and market donations quicker, so funding Samaritans quicker.  The fridge helps the volunteers to be able to enjoy a drink and white to eat on site, this helps us to keep volunteers happy, and this keeps their amazing fundraising activities going daily.”

Telford Samaritans


“The pandemic had made life harder for older people and after being confined at home for long periods it has left some with reduced mobility, anxiety, low mood and lack of confidence. Thanks to a grant from Lawley & Overdale Parish Council to our Covid Recovery appeal, the Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Wellbeing team were able to take steps to encourage older people to leave their homes, boost their confidence and enjoy socialising and activities once again.

The Appeal has helped many older people across the Telford area by setting up new classes such as Line Dancing and Adult Ballet and reopened old ones – dance exercise, lunch clubs and several day centres offering a lovely day out to older people once a week. Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin will continue in its recovery efforts to reach more older people in Lawley & Overdale enabling them to stay fit and healthy both physically and mentally.”

Angela Goodman, Age UK SNT

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin

“On behalf of the Trustees and staff at Home-Start Telford & Wrekin I would like to express sincere thanks for the cheque of £1,000 from Lawley Overdale Parish Council.

The £1,000 has allowed us to complete two preparation courses over the past 12 months and we have successfully recruited and trained 10 volunteers who have gone on to provide home visiting support to families within Telford & Wrekin, along with supporting the scheme with table stands in local supermarkets, group support and low-level telephone support to families whilst they wait for a volunteer to be assigned to them.

Our evening preparation course was a huge success and allowed the scheme to recruit volunteers who work full time and would not have otherwise been able to volunteer for Home-Start Telford & Wrekin. Therefore, we are truly grateful for your support, and please would you pass our thanks to everyone at Lawley Overdale Parish Council who was involved in the support of Home-Start Telford & Wrekin.”

Home-Start Telford & Wrekin

Hope House Hospice

The charity provides vital support to children and their families through respite care, home care, social work and sibling support. It also offers counselling and bereavement support to families living in Shropshire who have suffered the death of a child regardless of the circumstance.

In 2016/17 grant funding enabled the charity to continue to provide the immense level of care and support to those who need it. Including the purchase of new computer games and DVD’s for children in respite care.

In 2019, funding was awarded to continue to provide nursing care for poorly children and to provide support for their families and siblings.

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the Parish Council provided funding to the charity to help towards the cost of vital PPE equipment.

Telford Gateway Club April 2017

The Club provides sports and leisure activities, along with new experiences for those people aged 18 and over with learning difficulties. Run by volunteers, it enables attendees to enjoy themselves, undertake social activities and excursions, whilst providing valuable respite to for their parents and carers.

Funding from the Parish helped towards transport costs for a club members holiday.

Entourage Street Dance Crew

Formed in 2015 the group consists of children of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, providing them with the opportunity to illustrate their creativity and passion of street dance.
The group, two of which live in the Parish, needed help with funding to compete at local, national & international level.

Funding helped to cover flight costs to Germany to compete in the European Champions, where they were crowned the winners and then went on to win the World Street Dance Champions. They later appeared on ITV’s Little Big Shots with Dawn French.

Laura Deighton Dance Company

The local dance school teaches an array of styles from Jazz, Ballet, Tap to musical theatre. Pupils are encouraged to learn and improve their dance techniques, which also has a positive effect on their confidence.

The school holds a show every year, and also takes part in various festivals and local events.
In 2018 the Parish Council was able to financially assist a student who lived in Lawley who had been selected for the English Youth Ballet production of Cinderella.