SPENNYMOOR TOWN COUNCIL – COMMUNITY GRANTS
Community Grants Scheme
Following the success of last year’s S137 Grant Funding Scheme, which saw almost £15,000 allocated in the area, Spennymoor Town Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new Community Grants Scheme which will be open for applications from 1st April 2019.
This new scheme, which totals £19,000, is in three parts.
Firstly the Council has automatically allocated £9,300 of the fund to organisations it supports every year such as the Town Band, Heritage Banner Group, Gala Committee, Drum Head Service and British Legion (Remembrance Parade), as well as community events such as the annual Bus Trip.
The second part of the fund is up to £5000 worth of room hire at the Town Hall which community groups and charities can take advantage of. In order to take apply for free room hire, please contact the Facilities Manager in writing, giving details of your organisation, what resources you would require, and why.
This leaves £4,700 for grants which will be available in the sums of up to £100 for an individual, and up to £500 for a community organisation. In order to apply for these funds, please contact the Town Hall for an application form and guidance. Please read the guidance carefully, as applications which do not meet the criteria will not be put before the Council for consideration.
All funds, in whichever category, must be used for the benefit of the residents of the Spennymoor area, including Middlestone Moor, Tudhoe, Kirk Merrington and Byers Green.
For further information please contact us on 01388 815276.
Community Grants in previous years…..
2018/19 has proved the most successful year to-date for Spennymoor Town Council when allocating Community Grants.
In 2016/17 it granted £7,730, in 2017/18 £8,677.86 and this year has seen a total of £15,735.30 allocated.
Some of those receiving funding included Churches Together for Love Spenny Day, which was a huge success, The Town Gala Committee for Gala Day and also to assist with the Annual Bus Trip for the elderly to the seaside and Byers Green Fun Day – upcoming events that are sure to be fantastic if past years are to go by.
Cllr Kevin Thompson, Spokesperson, said that whilst £15,000 was allocated, the Council agreed that the requests received this year were all worthy causes and would benefit the communities of Spennymoor, so supported a small overspend of £15,735.30. However, this does mean that the grant fund is now closed for this year and the council will now review the funding programme to improve it for the next financial year.
and Flower tubs.
The Town Council, on an annual basis, works in partnership with local businesses and the community to improve the appearance of the Town and villages. One of the ways we do this is by offering ‘partnership’ arrangements where you can part fund a tub planter or a hanging basket. The council will purchase and put in place the item, all we ask is that you water and nurture it once it is in place.
If you would like to place an order please complete the form below.
The charges to companies are detailed; Oak Tub Planter at £20 each, Hanging Basket at £15 each