COUNCIL GRANTS – 2019/20
This year Windlesham Parish Council has revised its grant policy. In order to give greater opportunity to more local groups, Council has decided to have two application windows.
1st June 2019 – 31st July 2019 – these grants will be assessed in September and grant payments made in October.
1st October 2019 – 31st December 2019 - these grants will be assessed in February and grant payments made in March.
As well as capital grants and open spaces maintenance grants, this year Council will continue to support local groups or worthy causes that do not qualify for the formal grant process, by way of the Councillor Community Pride Grant. There will be £6,000 for each village (£18,000 total), which means that for this year, Bagshot Councillors will have a maximum of £750 each, Lightwater Councillors will have a maximum of £857 each and Windlesham Councillors will have a maximum of £2000 each.
A per last year, Council has placed a cap on the maximum grant payable to any one organisation of £3,500 per year (per grant type). They have discretion to look at awarding higher amounts for one-off higher cost projects, so if an organisation wishes to apply for more than £3,500, a case can be put forward for consideration.
The grant policy explains the criteria for qualifying for grants and the procedure to be followed. There are 4 different application forms and the most appropriate form should be completed.
A summary of grants given over the last two Council terms (2011-2015 and 2015-2019) can be found here.