Community Grant Scheme

Diss Town Council is committed to assisting voluntary and not-for-profit organisations working for the benefit of Diss residents.


One of the ways this is done is through financial grants and we still have £14,000 remaining of our Community Grant Scheme for the 2020-21 financial year.  


Our priorities and criteria


We’re particularly interested in applications that support our town’s distinction & heritage, partnership & synergy, and community & people. 

For an application to be considered it must meet at least two of the following:

  • Benefits the residents of Diss as a whole.

  • Benefits a specific category of residents of Diss, particularly disadvantaged or vulnerable sections of the population. 

  • Provides a service or facility not currently provided elsewhere in Diss. 

  • Adds to or improves existing facilities. 

  • Makes better use of under-used Town Council facilities (such as the DYCC or Sports Ground). 

  • Is freely available to all sections of the community. 

You can find full information on the criteria and application process in our Community Grant Scheme guidance notes.

How to apply:

Once you’ve read the guidance notes, you can:

When to apply:

The Council’s Financial Year runs from April to March, and usually applications for grants are considered at two points in the year.

Applications received by 30th May will be considered in July for payment from September onwards.

Applications received by 30th November will be considered in January for payment from February onwards.



11-12 Market Hill

Diss, IP22 4JZ

Visit the office from 9.30am-1.30pm Mon-Fri


01379 643848

Phone lines open 9.30am-3pm

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