Rye Town Council


Rye Town Council provides grants to both organisations and individuals in need.

Applications for funding to benefit those who are in ‘need, hardship or distress’ should be made to the Council’s charity, Rye Relief in Need.

Other applications to the Town Council for a grant may be made at any time of the year and are considered generally within 2 months’ of submission. However, for sums in excess of a few hundred pounds your application stands a greater chance of success if it is submitted prior to the Council’s budget-setting process (31 December) so that Councillors have the option of raising the money via the local precept. Precepted funds are available for distribution from mid-April, following approval.
New ambulance, Rye St Johns

Examples of successful applications for grant funding include:

Rye Partnership Fisheries upgrade £5,000
Rye Community Centre new heating system £1,000
Rye In Bloom Britain in Bloom entry £452
1st Rye Scouts new hut £3,000
Rye Chamber of Commerce Christmas lights £750
Rye in Bloom hanging baskets £200
Rye Pre School Play Group extension £5,000

Click here for a grant application form.

Contact The Town Clerk, Rye Town Council Town Hall, Rye TN31 7LA t 01797 223902
e townhall@ryetowncouncil.gov.uk.

Rye Town Council is involved closely with the Rye Merchant Seamen’s Fund. This charity (no. 236380) was established in 1924 for ‘the relief and support of maimed and disabled seamen connected with the town and port of Rye and the widows and children of such seamen as shall be slain or drowned in the merchant service.’

Following advice from the Charity Commission, the trustees will consider additionally assisting:

(a) those people working on the seas (including fishermen and lifeboatmen) who live or work in the town or port of Rye, who are injured or disabled

(b) injured or disabled seamen who were not injured or disabled during the course of their work.

Contact The Secretary, Rye Merchant Seamen’s Fund, Town Hall, Rye
TN31 7LA t 01797 223902 e townhall@ryetowncouncil.gov.uk.