New General Grant Scheme

The Council has made significant changes to its grant schemes.  Grants for: Community Projects, Defibrillators, Emergency, Environment, Library and Start-up have all been combined into one scheme called the General Grant Scheme. 

All groups will need to have a Constitution in place, which requires them to hold an Annual Meeting at least every 15* months and elects the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer as a minimum.

If your organisation does not have a Constitution, you are advised to put one in place before making a grant  application. 

* The original limit of 13 months has been amended to 15 months. 

The level of funding available will depend on the size of your grant application:

Up to 100% of the project cost for grants up to £750
Up to 80% of the project cost for grants from £751 to £2,999
Up to 50% of the project cost for grants over £3,000

The maximum grant available is £5,000.

For grants over £750, groups will need to specify how the remaining cost is to be covered before the grant can be released.

Please download the General Grant Scheme Rules for full details.

The application form is available below in both Word and PDF formats:

General Grant Application Form 2017-18 WORD

General Grant Applciation Form 2017-18 PDF

The next deadline for receipt of completed application forms with all supporting documents is: Friday 27 October 2017.

Additional meetings may be called during the year.  If this happens the dates will be announced on this webpage along with full details of deadlines for submitting applications.  A meeting may be called early in 2018 if any budget is remaining after the November Committee meeting.

Small Annual Grants and Clock Grants will continue with a few adjustments to the rules and will now be known as the Special Grant Scheme.  Forms will become available in September with a closing date for receipt of completed applications with supporting documents of Friday 27 October 2017. 

It is hoped to notify groups of the outcome of their applications some time in January 2018 and to issue the cheques in April 2018, at the start of the Council's new financial year.  However, this will depend on the level of workload and priorities at those times.