COUNCIL GRANTS – 2020/21
Windlesham Parish Council has grants available in 4 different categories this year - capital grants, open spaces maintenance grants, community pride grants and a new small grant funding stream for village events. The full criteria and application procedure for each grant can be found in our grant policy document.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been decided to have a single application window for capital and open spaces maintenance grants. The window will be open for 5 months from 1st June 2020. Some groups and organisations may find they have specific funding challenges as we start to come out of lockdown and have to adapt to new ways of providing services, so hopefully the extended grant window will allow groups time to assess their needs and make an application.
1st June 2020 – 30th October 2020 – the applications will be
assessed in November and grant payments made in December.
Community pride grants and grants for village events will be considered at each meeting of the Full Council up to and including February 2021. Applications can be sent in any time before 12th February 2021.
Council has placed a cap on the maximum grant payable to any one organisation of £3,500 per year for both capital and open spaces grants. 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. A cap has also been introduced for community pride grants where a group applying can have a maximum of £1,000.
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 list of grants paid last year can be found here.
A summary of grants given over the last two Council terms (2011-2015 and 2015-2019) can be found here.