Community Project Grants

Community project grants are available for projects taking place within the Parish boundaries.  To qualify for the grant the organisations must be either voluntary or not-for-profit and the total project cost must be a minimum of £3,000.  The maximum grant available is 50% of the total cost, unless special circumstances can be demonstrated.  The deadline for submitting completed application forms with ALL supporting documents is Wednesday 1 February 2017.

The 2016/17 application forms are now available. 
Community Project Grant Form & Guidance Notes (WORD)
Community Project Grant Form & Guidance Notes (PDF)

Supporting Information required: 

The most recent income & expenditure account for the previous year and details of the latest balance. (Including schools and churches)

A copy of the most recent bank statement (photocopies are acceptable).

A copy of the current constitution, unless a copy is already held by the Council.  Schools and Churches are exempt from this requirement.

Quotes for each piece of work / purchase.  The number of quotes depends on the cost and is specified on Page 3 of the form.

If the Group's preferred contractor/supplier is not the lowest quote, applicants must also provide a statement explaining the reasons for this.  If there is only one possible supplier, please include a statement to that effect.

If the project is on land owned by a third party and/or if planning permission is required, applicants must provide evidence that the permission/s have been received.

The maximum grant available is up to 50% of the total project cost unless there are special circumstances.  If this is the case, full details of the circumstances must be provided.

Incomplete or late applications will be deferred pending receipt of the information, to be considered at the following meeting (if there is one).