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Grants

Please read the ‘Guidance for Applicants’ document to find out information regarding the Acorn Fund and the Oak Fund. Amongst many other things, it tells you how much funding you can get ... up to £250 from the Acorn Fund and up to £1,000 from the Oak Fund, how to apply and what records you must maintain.

Acorn Fund

This fund is intended for things which are unlikely to find another form of funding and can be given to any person or group which has a project or need to hire/purchase an item to help with their work for the community.

There is NO minimum to the value applied for under this fund and the maximum value awarded under this fund is £250.

To apply for this you need to fill out a simple form explaining what you are doing along with a breakdown and costs of what you need the funding for.

If this is part of a larger project we need to know the total cost of the project and details of other funding which you expect to receive for the project.

You need to get your local ward councillor to sign the form.

We may decide to provide you with items which you need rather than give you money.

We will ask you to provide details of how any money awarded has been spent and may ask you to give a brief description of how the award has benefited your community.

Acorn Application Form

Oak Fund

This fund is intended to be used when the amount of funding required is more than £250.

The maximum awarded under this fund is £1,000.00.  The fund would not normally provide revenue/core funding

To apply for this fund you will be asked to complete a more detailed form and for any single item within your costing over the value of £1,000.00 you may be asked to supply 3 quotes.

If the funding required is part funding or a project, we need to know the total cost of the project and details of any other funding which you expect to receive for the project.

If you are a new organisation we may be able to act as your banker or decide to pay for things on your behalf.

If you are applying on behalf of a group/charity which is required to publish accounts, you will be asked to provide us with a copy of your last accounts.

After the completion of the project, you will be required to supply us with actual costs as well as a description of the actual benefit of this project to the community.

We realise that some applicants may not have sought funding before.

Oak Application Form

Grants Sponsorship Requests above £1,000

This application if for grants requests exceeding £1,000.00.  The fund would not normally provide revenue/core funding

To apply for this fund you will be asked to complete a more detailed form and be asked to supply 3 quotes.If the funding required is part funding or a project, we need to know the total cost of the project and details of any other funding which you expect to receive for the project.

If you are a new organisation we may be able to act as your banker or decide to pay for things on your behalf.If you are applying on behalf of a group/charity which is required to publish accounts, you will be asked to provide us with a copy of your last accounts.

The grant application wil be reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee through stage one of the application and if successful, a recommendation will be made to the full Council to award the grant/sponsorship.

After the completion of the project, you will be required to supply us with actual costs as well as a description of the actual benefit of this project to the community.

We realise that some applicants may not have sought funding before.

Grant/Sponsorship Form (requests above £1,000)