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Cyngor Tref Aberystwyth Town Council

 

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NOTES FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS

 

 About Aberystwyth Town Council grants 

 Aberystwyth Town Council grants are made for the benefit of people and projects local to Aberystwyth.  The maximum figure payable for grants will be £5000

 Applications will be considered for financial assistance towards a specific project or activity from community associations, cultural, educational, sporting and charitable organisations, which are non-commercial and whose membership and field of activity is based within the council boundary for the Town of Aberystwyth. 

 The scheme provides start-up grants for new organisations as well as grants to existing organisations.

 Any group awarded a grant of £5,000 may be allocated a Council Member to act as an observer at the group’s meetings and link with the Council.

  

 When considering your application 

 We will look at:

 Groups working with young people and/or vulnerable adults will be required to have protection policies in place and all staff are to have valid police checks.  Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate public liability insurance for their activities. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Town Clerk if you would like to talk through the application form before completing it.

  

 When to apply 

  Grants are offered annually in April. 

 All applications must be received at the Town Council Office by 1 April.

 Late applications will not be accepted.

  

 Who can apply 

 The Council is prevented by statute from giving financial assistance to individuals. 

 You can apply if: 

 

 New groups

 Applications from new groups are welcome.  We will need to know: 

 As a new group, you may not be able to provide a set of annual accounts, however, we would need to see bank statements and an estimate of your income and expenditure for your first year.

   

Branches

 If you are a branch of a larger organisation you must have: 

   

Individuals

 Individuals wishing to run projects that would be of benefit to the community are eligible to apply if the following criteria/conditions are met: 

  

 The amount that can be applied for 

 The maximum figure payable for grants will be £5,000. 

 An applicant applying for more than £2,000 must provide evidence in the form of a business plan and financial forecasts.

  

 What will not be funded 

 Grants will not be provided for: 

   

 A grant may have to be repaid 

 The grant will have to be repaid if: 

 Anyone found to be acting dishonestly in making the application, or spending the grant, will be reported to the police and the Council will press for prosecution.

  

 Data Protection and Freedom of Information 

 In signing the application form, you give permission for Aberystwyth Town Council to use the information that you provide for: 

 We aim to make our grant making and assessment process as open and clear as possible.  To achieve this aim we may: 

 However, we would always want to respect the confidentiality of information provided and would judge on a case-by-case basis what would be appropriate to reveal.

 We recognise the need to maintain the confidentiality of vulnerable groups and individuals, and their details will not be made public in any way, except as required by law.  If you think your application falls within this category, please let us know.

  

 Terms and conditions 

 Please read carefully as it is a condition of any application that you have read, understood and accepted the Terms and Conditions. 

The information in these notes could change from time to time.  Policy and regulations on distributing funds may also change.  We reserve the right to amend any policy, procedures and assessment criteria and will aim to inform actual or possible beneficiaries.

The application form does not necessarily reflect all the information used by the Committee to decide on applications.  The Committee may seek additional information to check your application and organisation.

Send your completed application form to:

The Town Clerk

Aberystwyth Town Council

11 Baker Street

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 2BJ

 

01970 624761  

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 Please let us know if you need to receive this form in another format 

 Download the grant form here.

Revised January 2017