Grant Awarding Policy
The parish council does not currently award any specific grants on an annual basis to community groups within the parish other than those outlined below.
Awards are made under the provisions of Section 1371 of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by the Local Government and Housing Act 1989) on an annual basis to the Royal British Legion for the purpose of providing a wreath and poppies to commemorate Armistice Day and to the Women’s Institute in recognition of providing refreshments at the annual carol singing.
Grants may be awarded to support the provision of activities for children and young people within the parish or to support other community activities. It is the policy of the Council not to award grants other than to support activities taking place within the parish for the direct benefit of some or all residents.
Anyone interested in applying for a grant should contact the Clerk in writing outlining full details of the purpose of the grant and enclose copies of the latest balance sheet and accounts to date.
I Section 137 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1972 gives a power for a parish council to incur expenditure on anything that will benefit the community or part of it where there is no other specific power covering the expenditure. An annual limit to the amount that can be spent is set based on a fixed amount per elector. Expenditure under this power will be commensurate with the benefit to the community. Organisations receiving a grant will be required to report to the parish council within 12 months as to how the grant was used.
Adopted by the Parish Council on 7 January 2009.