Through the provision of grants and sponsorship, the Town Council has always supported groups and organisations benefiting local residents. The Town Council sees this provision as one of the most effective ways in which it can help all sections of the community.
The Town Council, through prudent financial management, has also succeeded in keeping fees and charges at low levels thus enabling local groups to utilise the buildings at very affordable prices. The Town Council is committed to keeping its buildings affordable, and in consequence, the fees and charges have been set to accomplish this goal.
In 2018 the Local Council Tax Support Grant from Central Government was ceased. This has resulted in the Town Council losing funding towards the provision of its services.
In order to balance the overall Town Council budget for 2018/19, the grant funding budget was reduced.
The Town Council’s General Purposes and Community Grants Committee has resolved that due to the reduction in the grant funding budget, preference will be given to grant applications received from newly formed organisations. However, established organisations who can demonstrate that they are actively seeking new membership will be considered.
Applications for grants and sponsorships are made on application forms. The applications are considered by councillors at meetings of the General Purposes and Community Grants Committee. Application forms and criteria are included on this webpage.
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