The Council regularly supports community-based initiatives, such as Handybus, Burghfield and Mortimer Volunteer Bureau and the Tadley based Citizens Advice. The purpose of the Community Grant Fund is to provide financial support for charity, voluntary and non-commercial organisations which do not routinely seek assistance from the Council, but which support initiatives for the benefit of the Parish and/or its inhabitants.
Organisations may apply for funding during the month of September. Applications will be limited to £1,500 but organisations can seek match funding using platforms such as The Good Exchange.
Once eligibility has been confirmed, all applications meeting the criteria will be considered at the November meeting of the Full Council with successful applicants being announced in December.
If any money remains in the Community Grant Fund reserve, which currently stands at £10,000, after the first funding round, a further application process will follow later.
The Council’s Community Grant Fund Policy (pdf opens in new window) provides further information regarding the criteria and process.
Application forms will be available from Thursday the 1st of September from here or from Thursday the 8th of September by emailing email@example.com (opens in new window).