Grant Policy

(A pdf version of this policy is available for download here)

 

Introduction

The Council recognises the importance of supporting groups, organisations and charities that benefit the local community and that making grants is a valuable method of support.

The total figure available for grant aid will be agreed by the Council as part of its budget setting process each financial year.

The purpose of this document is to ensure that St Erth Parish Council has a fair and transparent process to awarding grants.

Procedures

Only applications made on the appropriate grant application form will be considered; this form is available from the Clerk or on the Parish website.
An application form must be completed in full and submitted to the Clerk before it can be included on a monthly agenda for consideration.

Each application will be assessed on its own merits / needs.

A grant will only be made to a local non-political, non-profit making group, organisation or charity, where the Council has the power to make that grant.

Applications must demonstrate clearly how a grant will be of benefit to the local community within the Parish.

Only one grant will be given to a group in any one financial year but groups may submit an application for grant aid each year.

Grant monies will be issued in the form of a bank transfer to the named organisation’s account. Monies will not be released to an individual.

Grants will not be made to local groups whose fund raising is sent to their central headquarters for redistribution.

Applicants must not change the use of their grant award without the written permission of the Council.

Applicants must acknowledge the Council in any publicity relating to the grant and agree to the Council publicising details of any grants it makes.

This document has been adopted by the Parish Council at the meeting held on 16th February 2021 under minute reference 213/20-21a).

Apply For A Grant

You can complete the online form below or download this application form and return to the Clerk.