As you are no doubt aware The Parish Council has given a substantial amount to local organisations over a number of years. This grant funding was from profits related to the Annual Countryside Fair.
There are a number of projects within the parish, which cannot be fully funded from the precept, and the Council propose to utilise some of the profits from the Countryside Fair to complete them. The Council would only use this money for such projects and not the general running costs of the Council
These projects include play areas, sports pitches, parks and recreational areas and would benefit the Community as a whole.
This decision means that the amount available for distribution to parish based organisations has been reduced and therefore Grant Applications will only be granted on the basis of an urgent need for funds.
As in the past, the Council would need details of the project for which funding is required, together with the reasons why it is considered urgent and necessary, the relevant benefits to the organisation, together with full costing’s.
The Council would also like details of current income and expenditure and current levels of reserves before making any decision on making a contribution towards the project.
The grants programme is open from the 2nd December and the deadline for the receipt of grant applications has been extended to 31st January 2020.