Cramlington Town Council will provide grants to voluntary community groups and organisations to benefit, support and improve the lives of Cramlington residents. All applications meeting the essential criteria are considered at a meeting of the Community and Youth Committee.
To ensure a fair distribution of available funds, grants will be limited to 75% of the full cost, up to a maximum of £750.
Cramlington Town Council will support the following objectives:
• Projects or initiatives that will directly benefit the local community or environment.
• Projects that develop the skills of community members / groups
• Projects that promote networking and collaboration within the local and wider community.
WHO CAN APPLY?
To apply for the Cramlington Community Chest Grant you must meet the following criteria;
• Must be a not for profit – voluntary, charitable or community organisation
• Be Cramlington based or have a significant presence in the town
• Have a written constitution / governing documents
• Have a bank account in the name of the organisation with at least two signatories
• Have reserves of no more than £10,000
WHAT CANNOT BE APPLIED FOR?
The scheme will not fund the following:
• Core running costs, including premises • Religious or political activity
• Social excursions • Loan repayments
• Goods and services already purchased • Annual or repeat funding
• Clothing, such as sports kits, uniforms • Feasibility studies or pre project costs
• Tourism / visitors • Allotment Sites
• Advertising and marketing • Fundraising and prize-giving
HOW ARE DECISIONS MADE?
All applications are checked to ensure that they meet the essential requirements, before being submitted form consideration by the Committee.
COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION
Download and complete the application form HERE
Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the Community & Youth Committee’s meeting. This committee meets up to six time a year and dates are published on the Council’s website. When submitting an application, you must provide the following supporting documents and send to email@example.com or posted to the Council offices.
• Constitution / Governing documents.
• Your organisation’s most recent accounts – approved with the last 18 months.
• A copy of the most recent bank statement – no older than 3 months.
• Any other relevant information to support your application.
• If applying for activities for children or vulnerable adults, please enclose your organisation’s safeguarding policy.
If any attachments are missing, please give full reasons.
The Council reserves the right to request photos, a short monitoring report and copies of receipts evidencing how the money was spent. For all successful applicants the minimum expectations will be a press release on receipt of the grant.
If monitoring information is not received upon request, further applications will not be accepted for at least two years.