Parish and Town Councils have been given the power under various pieces of legislation to make grants to different organisations and bodies and the Parish Council therefore sets aside a sum within its annual budget to provide grants. These grants are subject to general legislation, but it is usual for local Councils to set out additional guidelines for the consideration of such applications. Our current procedure is listed below and it sets out our current policy governing Grant Applications. The policy is revised annually and each year’s policy is posted on the web-site as and when available.
Please note that the deadline for receipt of all applications is 20th August in each calendar year. Local groups and organisations are encouraged to put the deadline of 20th August in their diary for every year's applications.
This timescale enables Council to initially consider all grants at its September meeting. Applications for large grants will be further considered and approved at the October meeting, usually following a presentation by the applicant organisation. Organisations wishing to submit an application for either a Small (under £1,000) or a Large (over £1,000) Grant are asked to submit these applications using the form provided below. Applicants must be aware that large grants will only be payable during the following financial year to enable provision to be made within that year’s budget, and organisations wishing to apply should therefore prepare their application early to ensure it can be paid in the year in which it is required.
2019 Grant Awards
A number of local groups and organisations were awarded grants at the Council meeting in September 2019, including Bourton Youth Theatre, Cotswold Friends, Bourton Vale Cricket Club, 1st Bourton Scout Group and Home-Start Cotswolds, amongst others.
Please click on the attachment below to see a full schedule of the grants awarded in 2019.
Men in Sheds
Through Cotswold Friends the Council is pleased to be able to offer the local Men in Sheds group assistance with costs to purchase and install an Emergency Stop button to the new lathe and carry out PAT testing on all appliances.
A grant was awarded to fund the cost of running Reconnect sessions to provide support for local parents of pre-school children with mental and emotional well-being needs.
We donated £900 to assist with the cost of funding the twice monthly Memory Club in Bourton which supports local residents who have dementia or memory problems, their families and carers.