Grant Applications for 2021 are now open

If you are a local community group, charity or not-for-profit organisation and you wish to apply for a grant from the town council, our 2021 round of grant applications is now open. Individuals are also welcome to apply if they meet the necessary application criteria.

In previous years we have held 2 rounds of grant funding. In 2021 we are holding one round, which will close for applications on 31st August.

In previous years Midhurst Town Council have awarded grants of varying amounts, to local groups, for a range of projects and initiatives. Some of the more recent grants that have been awarded are as follows;

  • An £800 grant was awarded to Homestart to provide support to disadvantaged families in Midhurst.
  • A £400 grant was awarded to the South Pond Group, for tools and equipment to increase the scope of their maintenance work.
  • A £1,261 grant was awarded to West Sussex MIND to install a summerhouse on their grounds to allow for one-to-one appointments for those suffering with their mental health.
  • A £3,000 grant was awarded to Rother Valley Together  for their continued work in the community for elderly and/or lonely and vulnerable residents.

For more information or for a grants application form please email Julian Quail at

Bug Hotel Competition – now closed

Thank you to all of your wonderful entries to our Bug Hotel Competition – it was a pleasure seeing all of your wonderful creations!

Here are a few of our favourites that we received from families.

Midhurst Town Council invite families to make a Bug Hotel this half term and then send us your pictures! The best 3 entries will be put in the Midhurst Matters magazine and win a voucher for Wizzbits Toys!

Bug hotels can be made with repurposed and recycled items and shouldn’t cost much to put together. You can use straws and sticks which will attract beetles, centipedes, spiders and woodlice, dry leaves for ladybirds, stones and tiles for attract frogs and newts and bamboo canes for bees! Dried fruit and pine cones can add interest too!

If you paint your bug hotel bright colours it will attract bugs and insects!

There is lots of inspiration available online, but to start with you could use an old baked bean tin filled with bamboo canes, or a re-purposed bird box!