Tranche 3 Grant Awards

Headline: Town Council awards Major Capital Grants to Sports and Leisure Groups

At an all-day Special Meeting on Saturday 11 May 2024, Full Council made a total award of £223,841 to 15 organisations providing sports and leisure services in Bishop’s Stortford.

Applicants made an in-person pitch to Councillors sitting in the Council Chambers at the meeting which was chaired by the Mayor, Cllr Richard Townsend, for projects that involved capital expenditure.

Whilst not all of the 21 applicants were successful (either in part or in full), Council set out carefully its decisions and conditions of use based on a list of rigorous scoring criteria and against the background of its own funding rules.  For example, where some applicants were deemed to be ineligible for a grant because the application was for revenue funding, other sources of potential income were identified and the groups directed to apply for these, if appropriate.

Details of the awards made are set out below.

Organisation and Application


Bishop's Stortford Band - 

Instrumental and Equipment Upgrade



All Saints Primary School - 

Play and Exercise Equipment Installation



Bishop's Stortford Vikings Basketball Club - 

Basketball Equipment



Bishop's Stortford Musical Theatre - 

Improving Public Engagement and Experience of Local Theatre



Bishop's Stortford Hockey Club - 

Purchase Indoor Hockey Equipment



Bishop's Stortford Bowling Club - 

Purchase Artificial Outdoor Bowling Surface


Bishop's Stortford Running Club - 

Replacement Lights



Bishop's Stortford Squash and Racquet Club

Energy Reduction and Efficiency



Bishop's Stortford Community Sports Club

Bicentenary Pavilion



Bishop's Stortford Swimming Club - 

BSSC Equipment Upgrade 2024



Bishop's Stortford Social Club - 

Sports Facilities



Hockerill Sports and Social Club - 

Refit of Disabled toilets



Stortford Gymnastics – 

Gymnastics Equipment


Stortford Strollers Walking Basketball –Basketball equipment


Bishop's Stortford High School - 

Auditorium/Drama Studio Audio Visual Equipment



Bishop's Stortford High School - 

Strength and Conditioning Centre