BROMPTON TOWN COUNCIL – GRANTS CRITERIA
Brompton Town Council has a small budget for the award of grants to the community.
Grants awarded by local councils to organisations are usually made using the Local Government Act 1972 s137 which gives the “Power of local authorities to incur expenditure for certain purposes not otherwise authorised”.
The aim of Brompton Town Council’s Grant Scheme is to support and promote an active community in the Parish of Brompton.
The Council recognises and supports the valuable contribution made by the voluntary sector to the wellbeing of the community and endeavours to provide financial support for community organisations working for the benefit of Brompton parishioners, with the intention of improving the range of services and activities in the parish.
Applicants must return a full application form when applying for a grant
It has been normal practice that applications for grants are considered at the April meeting of the Council in each year.
Application forms are available from the Clerk to the Council via email to Brompton PC@aol.com
Terms and conditions:
- The amount of the award will be at the Councils discretion. No grant will exceed £2,500 and in the Councils current financial position is unlikely to exceed £1,000.
- All applications will be considered on their merits.
- The application must be from a recognisable community group or organisation.
- The grant must be for the benefit of residents in Brompton Parish. Where the group or organisation is from outside the Parish the grant should be in proportion to the benefit received by Parish residents.
- A list of other sources of finance being sought should be provided.
- The amount is within the agreed Parish Budget and the Council has the power to use its money for this purpose.
- The grant will be used to: a) promote group activities within Brompton and/or b) provide a service to residents of Brompton.
- The grant funding must still be required for the same purpose as the application at the time of payment.
- Grants are conditional on a full application form being received detailing costs and to the submission of invoices, or receipts that prove that the grant monies are being (or have been) used for the purposes intended.
- If the grant is used for any other purpose than that which it is awarded for without permission of the Council, the grant becomes immediately repayable. In particular if the grant is unused after a period of 12 months from being received it must be returned in full to the Council unless there have been exceptional circumstances that have led to a delay in achieving aims of the project and which have been fully reported to the Council and in respect of which the Council has agreed to the reasons for any such delay.
- Short reports on how the grants were used may be required periodically.
Criteria by which applications will be assessed -
- Is the grant of benefit to Brompton residents?
- Are the costs realistic?
- What efforts have been made to raise funds?
- Will the grant be used effectively?