At the March Town Council Meeting of 5 October 1992, Councillors resolved to adopt consistent criteria in the allocation of grants/donations to charitable and voluntary organisations giving priority to individuals or organisations offering voluntary aid to promote the development of sport, cultural and social opportunity within the area of March. Organisations who believe that they meet the criteria must complete the application form and will be eligible for consideration on a quarterly basis, one application per year.
During 2016/17 March Town Council made £2000 available to organisations that would directly benefit people who live in the area. Recipients were:
- 1st March Scouts. £500
- Young People March. £500
- CAMSAR. £300
- March Community Car Scheme. £168
- March Lions. £200
- March Library Reading Challenge. £200
- Relate Cambridge. £132
These are made to established organisations that benefit people within the local community and are considered by members when the budget is set. During 2016/17 recipients were:
- Volunter Centre Fenland. £750
- Fenland Citizens Advice Bureau. £500
- Fenvision. £250
- East Anglian Air Ambulance. £1,000
- Talking Newspaper for the Blind. £1,000
In addition to grants and donations local organisations can benefit from financial support from the Mayors Charities fund.