PARISH COUNCIL SMALL GRANTS SCHEME

THE SCHEME

The Parish Council aims to operate a modest grant scheme each year for small sums between £50 and £1,000.

Allocation will not exceed the Budgeted amount; in 2018/19 this is £1,500.

This is a smaller amount than in previous years due to the Parish Council deciding
to make a further £2,000 donation towards the cost of refurbishing the Village Hall from the 2018/19 budget.

APPLICATION

Applications are now closed for 2018.  The scheme will open again in February 2019.

Grants were awarded this year to;

Crew and Crusaders £200 towards a Christmas outing
1st Granborough Scouts £350 for a new tent
North Marston & Granborough Sports Field £950 towards safety fencing
Village Hall £2000 towards the restoration fund

 

QUALIFICATION

To apply for a small grant, applicants must be Voluntary groups or Charities, providing a service which clearly and directly benefits a significant number of Parish Residents.

The Council defines a voluntary group as a “not-for-profit” organisation set up and run by Volunteers and a Charity as an organisation registered as a Charity.

Grants are made to support special events, help meet deficits on future running costs, help encourage new groups, or to help fund one-off expenditure such as the purchase of new equipment.

Grants will only be made to organisations which need financial help and may not be used to cover money already spent.