Chippenham Town Council has formed a new committee to process applications for community donations faster.

Any group that contributes towards the well-being of the community is welcome to apply to the council for a grant. In previous years, requests for funding have been decided twice a year by the council’s finance committee.

Now, to enable more time to be given to this scheme, a new sub-committee dedicated solely to processing applications will meet three times a year, in April, August and December.

The deadline for applications is March 24. For details, visit