Parish Council Grants

Winterbourne Parish Council is empowered to award grants to groups running projects which benefit the parishioners of Winterbourne, for example:
  • Play Schemes
  • Environmental Improvements
  • Youth Projects
  • Elderly Persons Groups
  • Cultural Activities
  • Recreational Activities
  • International Links

Applications

Applications must be sent to the Clerk at the below address.  All applications must be accompanied by the Council’s Grant Application Form which must be fully completed and support documentation must be supplied.  Failure to complete the form fully and failure to supply requested information may result in the application not being put forward for consideration.  Applications can only be accepted from non-profit making organisations and societies. Grant applications should be for specific projects and not the general running costs of an organisation, unless this has been agreed in advance.  For repeat applications detailed evidence must be included on how previous grants have been utilised.

Conditions

The Council would expect organisations to raise a reasonable amount of funds themselves towards a specific project or scheme.

Where the Council agrees funding for a specific project, proof of purchase of the goods or services must be provided before the grant is distributed. Written permission must be obtained if there is any change to the use of funds.

The Council reserves the right to impose what conditions it wishes as a condition of accepting an application for a grant.

Grant applications are not normally considered in retrospect.

The decision of the Council not to make a grant shall be final.

Process

Upon receipt of properly completed forms and all required attachments (preferably by electronic submission) the Parish Council will consider grant applications at the next scheduled Finance and General Purpose Meeting. If approved at this meeting the application will them be but forward at the next scheduled Full Council meeting.  The Clerk will contact the application following the meeting with the outcome.

If you need further clarification or assistance in the completion of the application, then please contact the Parish Clerk.