Grants

 

grantsThe Town Council administers a small grants scheme for local projects.  If your community or voluntary group needs money to help move a project forward, it may be eligible to apply for funding from the Town Council.  In the last year, grants of between £100 - £3,000 have been awarded, most recently to Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, Prospect Hospice Outreach Centre at Savernake Hospital,  The Jubilee Centre, Manton Pre-SchoolEast Wilts MencapRelate Mid Wiltshire, The Bruce Trust, Splash WiltshireAlzheimer's Support, Home Start Kennet, Marlborough Amateur Boxing Club and Marlborough Gardening Association.  In past years St. John's Ambulance, Vitalise, The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust and the Greatwood Charity have also received funding.

A cheque for Wiltshire Bobby Van Trustlifting cushion presented to Prospect Hospice Dec 2016Cheque for the Jubilee Centre 2016Manton Pre School get a boost

  1. The Finance & Policy Committee consider all grant applications
  2. Applications must be for projects that benefit the local community
  3. An organisation may normally only submit one application for a grant every other Financial Year
  4. The organisation must be non-profit making
  5. Grants are not made retrospectively for projects
  6. The organisation must demonstrate a clear need for financial support and show how fund raising has taken place, if applicable
  7. Organisations applying will need to provide a set of audited accounts for the previous Financial Year and any other financial information as requested by the Town Clerk
  8. Organisations just starting up must submit basic financial information
  9. All grant funding must be claimed by successful applicants before 31st March
  10. Any unused monies not used for the purpose intended should be returned to the Town Council
  11. Applicants must acknowledge Marlborough Town Council's financial support in any publicity or printed material
  12. Cheques must be made out in the name of the organisation making the application
  13. A report must be made about how the grant has been used by the end of the Financial Year for production at the Annual Town Meeting. Failure to do this may jeopardise future grant applications
  14. The Town Council will not consider grant applications for:
    a) Political or religious activities
    b) Statutory bodies to fund core services
    c) Sole benefit of individuals
    d) A private profit making/commercial organisation
    e) Running costs - e.g. rent, rates, electricity, etc.
    f) Projects that have already started (so the money would be awarded retrospectively)
    g) Projects which could reasonably be expected to secure finance by other means

February 2015

Download an application form here:

 

Attachments:
Download this file (MTC_Grant_Application_Form 20150309.doc)Application form122 kB

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