Refer to the following guidance notes/criteria when applying for a grant. A form for 2018/19 is available to download via the related documents below.
Small Grants up to £500 (no more than 75% of the total project cost can be applied for)
Small grants are aimed at funding individuals to undertake projects such as volunteering or learning new skills that will be of benefit to their local community. Small grants are also to assist with individuals involved in the arts and regional or national sports competition. Individuals must be residents of Sedgemoor.
Project Grants up to £2500 (no more than 50% of the total project cost can be applied for)
Project grants are one off grants aimed at supporting voluntary, community and not-for-profit organisations to undertake projects that support people living in the district. We will be supporting a diverse range of projects.
|Type of Applicant||Up to £500||£500-£2500|
|Voluntary or community group with a constitution and Bank Account|
|Voluntary or community group without a constitution or Bank Account||X||X|
The District Council wants to fund projects that fit into the broad themes of Community, Environment, Arts and Sports. To help you understand what types of projects we envisage funding, we have set the following as priorities and detailed criteria your project will have to meet to be successful:
Environmental projects focusing on the physical environment
By applying and accepting a grant from Sedgemoor District Council you are agreeing to comply with Sedgemoor's Grant Publicity Guide. This is available for download below.
Decisions on grant applications are made by the Grants Award Sub-Committee and they meet approximately every six weeks. Details of the sub-committee dates and deadline dates for applications (strict 5pm deadline) can be found below:
|Sub Committee Date||Deadline for applications|
|17th July 2018||22nd June 2018|
|11th September 2018||10th August 2018|
|6th November 2018||12th October 2018|
|8th January 2019||14th December 2018|
|26th February 2019||1st February 2019|
Under the constitution of this Sub-Committee any member of the public is able to speak with regard to an application for a maximum of 3 minutes. If you wish to attend the meeting and speak, then you will need to register with Democratic Services by noon of the Friday before the meeting. Please phone or email the Democratic Services department if you wish to attend firstname.lastname@example.org
All grant applications to Sedgemoor District Council will be administered at one central point within Community Development & Wellbeing (contact details below). When your application has been received, there will be an initial desk appraisal and if it is considered that more information is required, then we will contact you. However this is likely to extend the time required to deal with your application.
If your submitted application does not meet the criteria then you will be contacted and advised of the reasons why. Applications which do meet the criteria will be forwarded to the Grants sub-committee and will be discussed prior to a decision being made. You will be notified approximately 10 working days after the date of this meeting; this is due to the calling in period.