Grants Available and Local Trusts

Small & Large Grants

G1-Large_grant_recipients_2014The Town Council makes a number of grants each year to locally-based voluntary bodies.  These range from small grants of £100 – £500 for revenue expenditure, small events etc., to large grants of several thousand pounds for specific projects or for the purchase of larger items for the benefit of the local community.

The Council must receive all applications of over £500 by the 31st December.  These applications will be considered in January with successful grants being awarded in the following financial year (after 1st April). 

Applications of £500 and less are considered quarterly.

The criteria and application form are both available to download here:



Youth Grants

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council has allocated £5,000 from its annual budget to help support youth projects/activities in 2022, for young people in the Bay of Colwyn area (Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Upper Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn).

Applications are now being invited from local groups/organisations seeking funding support (capital or revenue) for projects, activities or events that will specifically benefit young people up to 25 years of age.

An application form and guidance for applicants is available on request from the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay (tel: 01492 532248 / e-mail: [email protected]), and can be downloaded below.

Criteria Youth Grants

Grant Funding Form – Youth Grants 2023

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 31st  January 2023.


Events Grants

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council offers funding to applications from other organisations requiring funding to provide an event, festival or cultural activity which has the potential to attract visitors to the Bay of Colwyn area (Colwyn Bay, Old Colwyn and Rhos on Sea).

The proposed event(s) must take place in the Bay of Colwyn Area between May 2023 and April 2024, be open to the general public and have the potential to attract significant visitor numbers. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a successful track record in delivering events, or be willing and able to work with another organisation which can do so.

A total funding ‘pot’ of £20,000 has been set aside by the Town Council, which it is hoped will fund a number of events. The maximum funding available for any individual event is £5,000 and applicants for larger events are encouraged to seek additional funding from other sources.

Events Grant Form (Cymraeg) 2023

Events Grant Form (English) 2023

Events Funding Guidelines (bilingual)


The King’s Coronation Events Grants

The Bay of Colwyn Town Council has set aside funding this year to support activities in the Bay of Colwyn area (Rhos on Sea, Colwyn Bay, Upper Colwyn Bay and Old Colwyn) in celebration of the King’s Coronation.

Applications are now being invited from local schools and groups/organisations seeking funding support of up to £300 per school or for a small community event/street party.  Separate event grants for any larger/public events will be considered separately.

An application form is available on request from the Town Hall, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay, e-mail: [email protected].

Or Click here for the King’s Coronation Events Submission Form

Closing dates for applications is 23rd March 2023.

Road Closure Applications: Please see the link to the instructions for holding street parties on the occasion of the King’s Coronation.  Note the date of 14th April as the deadline for receiving application for road closures: Coronation Street Parties – Conwy County Borough Council 

Please read regarding a TV Licence for King’s Coronation Community Events:

***This year a range of events and initiatives will take place to mark the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort, culminating in a three-day UK bank holiday weekend in May.  With many communities coming together across the UK to mark the occasion, the BBC is offering local communities a one-off TV Licence dispensation covering 6-7 May to enable them to watch the Coronation on Saturday 6 May and the Coronation Concert on Sunday 7th May should they wish to do so. Both events will be broadcast live on the BBC.

The dispensation will allow those attending community events in venues and outside spaces (where TV is not usually watched) to screen the live programmes throughout the weekend without needing to purchase a licence.  This includes, for example, community venues such as churches, town halls, community centres, libraries and streets as well as commercial premises acting as community venues such as concert halls, performing arts venues, cinemas and shops. It also applies to any outdoor venues which have the facilities to screen.

Please make your service users aware of the dispensation, where appropriate. BBC coverage should be free to watch, so please inform community organisers that they must not charge anyone for the viewing. Even if the screening is taking place at a venue which normally has a commercial purpose, organisers must not charge for tickets, and the public should be allowed to bring their own food and drink.

Aside from one-off dispensations, a TV licence is needed by law to watch or record live TV, on any device including a laptop, tablet or mobile phone. You need to be covered by a TV Licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel or device, and to download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Venues and community groups requiring additional information can also visit the BBC website.*****

Trust Funds

The Town Council appoints Trustees to several local Trust Funds, which may be of benefit to people living in the Bay of Colwyn area.  Brief details on each of these can be found below.


Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust Fund

The Trustees of the Fund seek applications annually from young persons under the age of 19 years on the 31st March (the closing date for applications), and who are residents of the area of the former Borough of Colwyn Bay as it was on 31st March 1974 i.e. Colwyn Bay, Rhos on Sea, Old Colwyn, Mochdre and Llysfaen, with a view to making an award or awards, to eligible persons who are able to meet the criteria of the Trustees. The total amount of funds for distribution to the applicants will vary from year to year. This is due to the variation of interest received on the Capital Balance. Applicants will have to satisfy the Trustees at a personal interview, of their degree of excellence in one of the following fields:

  • Arts, Crafts and Music
  • Sport
  • Academic and Research
  • Commerce and Business
  • Science and Technology
  • Any other field that the applicants may feel would meet the requirements of the Trustee

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Trust was set up under the terms of the Will of the Late Sir John Henry Morris Jones M.C., D.L., J.P, who was a Doctor of Medicine, practising for many years in the Town.  He was also the Member of Parliament for the seat of Denbigh from 1929 to 1950, and was made an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Colwyn Bay in 1956.  It was Sir Henry’s wish that the proceeds of his bequest should be used for the benefit of the young people of the old Borough of Colwyn Bay.  This includes persons who are undertaking full time education or employment outside the Borough, but whose normal place of residence is within the area of the former Borough of Colwyn Bay.  Under the terms of the Trust Deed, the Trustees will not consider applications for courses at Higher or Further Education levels. Interviews will take place during May, and the results will be announced at a suitable ceremony, usually held in June.

The closing date for applications is the 31st March.

The Ancient Charities of Llandrillo yn Rhos

The area of the Llandrillo-yn-Rhos Charities is the former Borough of Colwyn Bay i.e. prior to local government re-organisation in 1974, excluding Llysfaen, but including the parish of Bryn-y-Maen. The three combined ancient Charities used to distribute small amounts of funding to those in need at Christmas time, but in recent years, the Trust has instead supported an annual lunch for pensioners in the area.

Edwards Educational

Trust The Trustees of Charity are permitted, under the terms of the Trust, to make grants to the parents of pupils from the Primary Schools in the area covered by the Charities who will be passing from Primary School to one of the Comprehensive Schools at the end of the current term, and who may require some financial assistance towards the extra expense which is incurred at this time. All Junior Schools located in the qualifying area will receive a letter regarding the Trust during the Summer Term. Applications in writing MUST be received from Head-Teachers only, on behalf of their pupils. For more information regarding any of the Trust Funds mentioned above, please contact the Town Clerk using the details on the ‘contact’ page of this website.