Wirksworth Town Council is offering Community Grants to help local people run projects that are for the benefit of the people of Wirksworth.



We can award small grants to groups, organisations or projects that will be of benefit to the local area or community. The Council cannot give support to individuals, profit making or commercial organisations.

Groups should be formally constituted. This means that you must have a bank account with at least two independent signatories as well as a governing document/list of governing members and a set of rules.

If you are a group of people coming together for the first time to apply for a grant for a particular project, you need to set up a constituted group. Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Services (http://ddcvs.org.uk/) can help with this.



We like to encourage applications from local groups who will help us meet our aims, however all applications will be considered on merit. We would also like to think that the project will continue to be sustainable once the grant ends.

Local community and voluntary groups know what is needed in their area and we would like to fund a wide range of different projects from many different organisations.



Your grant application will be considered by the Council and will be assessed against the criteria on the application form and any additional information supplied. Each application is considered on merit and according to the availability of funds.

We welcome any application providing it can be shown to be of benefit to Wirksworth and its inhabitants.  Please click here for an application pack.

The Town Council also operates a scheme to provide meeting space, to find out more click here for an application pack.

Stoney Wood

Stoney Wood

Stoney Wood is Wirksworth's Millennium woodland planted in the area recovered from Stonecroft Quarry. The land on which the wood is planted was donated by Tarmac Ltd to Wirksworth Town Council. The original planting was started by Tarmac but later sections were planted by local adults and children in a project ...

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Hiring the Hall

Main Hall

We have  two buildings with rooms to hire on an hourly basis, and the newly renovated Fanny Shaw's Community Building (FSCB) which is operated on a key loan system. 

Town Hall:- The Main Hall is large, suitable for a variety of uses - dance, exercise, large meeting space, wedding reception, family parties, musical events, etc, whilst other rooms - the Club Room, Ante Room, Council Chamber, are suited to smaller classes/groups. All rooms are available for hire during the day & evening during week days & weekends.  

Memorial Hall:- the Hall & Kitchen are available to hire for meetings, parties, fayres, events and classes/groups, during the day & evening during week days and weekends.

Fanny Shaw's:- Community building key available free of charge for use by groups such as: parents, schools, nurseries, scouts & not-for-profit groups holding events on the park.      

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Council Meetings


Environment & Town Affairs
(Usually held on the first Monday of the month)
Finance, Buildings & Personnel
(Usually held on the second Monday of the month)
Town Council Meeting
(Usually held on the third Monday of the month)

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