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Town Mayor: Councillor Dorothy Hales   •    Town Clerk: Mrs Helen Cogdon

Office Opening Times Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 3.00pm

The Civic Fund

The Civic Fund is an award of up to £50 towards small activities and events. Community groups in the area are welcome to apply. It is unlikely that the Council will fund individuals as they prefer to support a number of beneficiaries.

To apply, simply write to the Town Clerk, telling us about your group and how it operates, what you want us to fund and an outline of your costs. This will be taken to the nearest Ordinary Meeting of the Council for consideration.

The Community Fund

A Grant is available up to a maximum award of £500. Grants will not exceed 75% of the total project costs. Applications can be submitted by each group, once a year.

It is important to us that we respond to your request for funding as soon as possible however, incomplete applications cannot be assessed so please, ensure you provide all the information requested in the application guidance notes.

If you or your group is active in the Town Council area, you may be eligible to apply.

Grant applications will be examined by an assessment panel who will make recommendations to Full Council for approval.

Every effort will be made to ensure that the panel has sufficient information to assess the application fairly. However, it is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a complete application.

Incomplete applications may be returned to the applicant and may not be considered.

The panel’s decision is final.

The Offer, once made, is not subject to negotiation.

The successful applicants are expected to;

• Act fairly and in good faith at all times in connection with this grant

• Comply with any reasonable request made by G.W.T.C on the performance management, good practice, monitoring, health and safety, insurance requirements and reporting of the project

• Pay the utmost regard to the standing and reputation of the council and will not by act or omission do anything that will bring the reputation of GWTC into disrepute.

• The successful applicant will, at all times, observe the highest standards of efficiency, economy, courtesy, consideration and hygiene.

• Maintain a full record of costs.

• Pay the utmost regard to the safeguarding of public money against misleading claims for payment, and notify the council immediately if there is reason to suspect a serious irregularity or fraud has occurred or is occurring..

Download Community Grant Application Form here



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