of the Scheme
The aim of the grants scheme is to help promote a vibrant
and active local community. The Council recognises and supports
the valuable contribution made by many volunteer groupsand organisations
in the fields of sport, art, culture, social care, services for
young people, elderly people and people with disabilities and
the many others who contribute to the well being of the community.
The intention is to improve the range of local services and activities.
The Council will consider financial support from community organisations,
which are not for profit and whose membership and field of activity
benefits the residents of Welton, Melton and Wauldby.
There is a limited budget available each year for grants. The
Council considers applications twice per year, in June and December.
Grants awarded in June and December will be paid out at July’s
and January’s Full Council meetings respectively. However,
on an exceptional basis, the Council is prepared to consider applications
at other times of the year if the applicant can demonstrate a
special requirement and if available budgets allow.
When considering an application the following points will be considered:
1. How well the grant meets the need of the community
2. How effectively the organisation will use the grant
3. Whether the costs are appropriate and realistic
4. The level of contribution raised locally
5. Whether the organisation can reasonably have been expected
to obtain sufficient
funding from a more appropriate source
Applications cannot be accepted from:
2. Organisations operating overseas or to a fund established to
help persons outside
3. Organisations connected to political activity
4. Commercial businesses
5. Organisations intending to discriminate on grounds of gender,
disability or religion.
It is essential that applications are submitted on the correct
application form supported by the appropriate documentation by
the specified due date. Applications that are incomplete may be
The maximum grant award per application is £750.
The Council will accept applications for projects costing more
than £750 where the
remainder is being raised from other sources.
Applications will only be accepted from charitable or non-profit
making organisations and not for the benefit of individuals.
Organisations are normally limited to one successful application
The Parish Council can only accept applications to cover publicity
by way of assistance to organisations where the publicity is incidental
to the main purpose for which the assistance is given.
Organisations should be local to the parish or if outside the
area their work should be of
direct benefit to the parish and its residents.
Applications will not be considered from ‘upwards funders’
i.e. groups whose fundraising is sent to a central HQ for redistribution.
Applications will not be considered from national organisations
or local groups with access to funds from national umbrella or
parent organisations unless it can be demonstrated that inadequate
funds are available for a specific project of local significance.
Organisations that receive a grant will be required to acknowledge
the Council’s contribution on all publicity material and
may be asked to participate in the Council’s own publicity.
Council reserves the right to seek supplementary information from
applicants before making a final decision. The Council’s
decision is final as to whether to award a grant and the value
of that award. There is no right to appeal the outcome.
The Council reserves the right to award more than £750 for
larger projects that
benefit the village community.