The council will only support organisations and projects that provide evidence that they primarily serve the interests of, or are for the benefit of, people living in Hebden Royd.
The maximum amount of grant aid to be available to organisations will be determined by the Council within the limits of the Council's Community Funding Budget. Applications for financial support from the Council may be submitted at any time.
Applicants may be contacted by Council Officers to clarify details if required.
The council cannot be the sole source of income (a significant proportion needs to be raised elsewhere or be provided in-kind).
The Council may or may not be a participant in an application for an organisation that applies for funding. The following criteria has to be met for grant aid funding:
If you are not sure whether or not you meet any of the eligibility criteria, please contact us before you complete the form.
In the event of over subscription to the funds available the Town Council will seek to support those organisations, which will complement the programme of work currently being undertaken by the Council, and which is consistent with the values that underpin that work.
The non awarding of grants for the promotion of a particular religion or in pursuance of a party political viewpoint does not extend to applications for activities for the benefit of the wider community even though it is on the premises of or organised by a particular religious/faith group or a political party.
The Community Funding Committee meets once every three months. Money is divided equally between the four meetings, there will still be money left to apply for in the last round of the year.
Applications can only be considered at these meetings. If funding for a particular date is required application should be made in advance and contain all of the information necessary.
Notification of the decision will be received up to six weeks after the deadline for that particular round.
|Round||Deadline||Meeting by||Notification by|
|1||1 June||14 June||14th July|
|2||1 September||14 September||14th October|
|3||1 December||14 December||14th January|
|4||1 March||14 March||14th April|
Except in exceptional circumstances, successful applicants are prohibited from re applying within 12 months of an award and will only be able to apply once all reporting requirements for previous funding have been met.
These can be made by up to two people representing the organisation and last for 5 minutes maximum. This will be followed by questions from Councillors.PRIORITY APPLICATIONS
Priority will be given to applications which meet the current Community Funding grant Criteria as determined by the Community Funding Committee and available as part of the application pack in meeting one or more of these priorities.
All applications will be scored against these priorities.
AWARDS TO ORGANISATIONS WITHOUT A BANK ACCOUNT
If audited accounts or a Bank A/C does not exist the applicant may ask for the grant payment to be made an identified supplier or nominated organisation.
A checklist of the information required will be enclosed with the application form and applications will not be considered until all the relevant documents have been received. Contact the Town Clerk for an informal conversation and to obtain further information and assistance.
Each organisation awarded a grant will be required to enter into a funding agreement with Hebden Royd Town Council. The funding agreement will clarify the purposes for which the grant has been given, the expected outcomes and how the recipient will monitor these and report to the Council. The funding agreement will also require the recipient to give appropriate acknowledgement to the Council for funds received.
All successful applicants will be required to;
Failure to comply with the terms of the agreement may result in a requirement to refund all, or part of, the award made by the Council.
Previous approval of a grant application does not necessarily imply continued funding in consequent years.
An applicant, if previously awarded a grant, will not be able to have a new application considered until monitoring of the initial grant has been completed to the satisfaction of the Town Clerk.
Grant Application Form
Click here to download an application form. (Updated September 2015)
Click here to download. (Updated July 2016)
Click here to download. (Updated March 2016)
Click here to download. (Updated March 2016)