GUIDANCE NOTES FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS
WHO CAN APPLY
- Only properly constituted, not-for-profit organisations can apply for a grant under the scheme.
- A voluntary organisation applying for grant aid must be able to demonstrate that:-
- It carries out its activities otherwise than for profit.
- Its activities will benefit the community of Cromer Town.
SCOPE FOR FUNDING
- Cromer Town Councilís preference is to provide financial assistance for specific projects or purchase of equipment. However, it will consider supporting on-going revenue costs if the organisation can demonstrate that lack of funds would have an adverse effect on the community if the organisation is unable to continue to due to lack of funds.
- Grants should normally be spent within 12 months, for the purpose for which they were given.
- Grants cannot be made to cover money already spent.
- Successful applicants will normally be required to submit an informal short report outlining the use made of the grant within 6 months of the projectís completion.
- Organisations are not restricted to the number of grant applications submitted to the Council for grant-aid over a period of time, however the history of previous applications will be taken into account in the decision making process.
- The giving of a grant one year does not set a precedent for another year.
- The Council will only in exceptional circumstances award grants to an organisation which itself awards grants to others.
- Grants are not available for any political activities, commercial ventures or projects for private gain.
- The Council does not normally give grants to regional or national charities unless a direct benefit to Cromer Town can be shown.
- The Council would normally expect the project for which the grant assistance is being sought to be partly funded by the applicant body from its own resources or from its fund raising activities. Details of other grants received/applied for should be given. A copy of the previous yearís accounts must be included with the application.
- The Council will only consider grant applications from organisations not receiving other money from the Councilís mainstream budget.
On receipt of a Grant application it will be considered at the next meeting of the Town Councilís Strategy Committee. Organisations applying will be advised of the outcome after that meeting, and if successful will be paid the grant in due course.
Please complete the application form and send to:-
Cromer Town Council
Norfolk NR27 OAH
Telephone : 01263 512254