General criteria – to be applied to all applications:
The application must relate to some specific item of capital expenditure or project, and not to any regular item, or maintenance, or other revenue item such as utility or staffing costs.
The purpose for which the grant is requested must be in the interests of Sedgwick Parish, or any part of it; or all, or some of the inhabitants of Sedgwick Parish. ***Sedgwick Parish is defined by the boundaries of the Parish. ***
The benefit to the area or inhabitants must be commensurate with the expenditure.
Groups or organisations within the area of the Parish may apply; those outside the Parish who can demonstrate direct benefit to the Parish, may be eligible to apply for consideration.
No financial assistance can be given to individuals under this scheme.
No grant will be payable to, or for, any commercial venture or for private gain.
A copy of the most recent audited accounts and a current bank balance must accompany the application form.
Retrospective applications will not be funded i.e. where the expenditure on the project has been carried out or the event has taken place.
Any previous grant made to a group or organisation may be considered when considering a new application.
Preference is usually given to projects which can be completed within one year of the funding being awarded.
Each application will be considered fairly on its merit and the amount of the grant will be at the discretion of the Parish Council.
On approval, the applicant must agree in providing a report for Sedgwick Parish Council Annual Meeting in March.
On approval, the applicant must provide receipts of the agreed funding items, this to be sent before the end of the financial year otherwise funding must be returned to Sedgwick Parish Council
Applications for support for a Commemorative Event or Festival :
The application must relate to a community event, a festival, or special event in commemoration and be held within/or in the interests of Sedgwick Parish.
Preferably, the application should be for the support of specific identifiable elements of the event or festival, rather than towards general running costs.
Sedgwick Parish Council Grant Application Form Reviewed July 2020