Seaton Ross Parish Council

Parish Council Grants

Grant application forms can be obtained on this page or paper copies can be obtained from the Parish Clerk. Please also return any completed forms to the Clerk at the postal or email address below. Before submitting an application, please read the guidance on this page. If you have any queries, please contact the Clerk.

Jane Stewart
Parish Clerk
Seaton Ross Parish Council
Damson Cottage
South End
Seaton Ross
YO42 4LZ

NB. All groups/committees in the village who are seeking an annual grant from the Parish Council need to complete an application form.

If you need any further information, please contact the Parish Clerk:
Tel: 07557 345 204 or email at seatonrosspc@gmail.com

Grant application form (word)

Seaton Ross Grant Guidance

The council awards grants to voluntary organisations and community groups, which in the opinion of the Council are in the interests of the parish and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure and where financial need is demonstrated.

All applications will be considered on their individual merits. The final decision on all applications and the level of any award offered lies with the Council.

You can apply if you fit the following criteria

  • You are a not for profit group operating for the benefit of the community in the Parish
  • You have a constitution or set of rules
  • You have a Bank / Building Society Account with at least two signatories

What the Town Council will not fund

  • Loan repayments
  • Retrospective applications where the activity or project has already been carried out
  • Religious or political activities unless unrestricted community benefit can be demonstrated
  • Applications for the benefit of an individual
  • Any group that has received a grant from the Council within the current financial year
  • Any group whose aims the Council considers to be working within a business or profit making remit

Amount of Grant

  • Applications for up to £500 will be considered
  • Applicants will be required to meet a significant proportion of the estimated cost of the project

Conditions

  • If the grant is put to purposes other than those for which it was awarded without the prior approval of the Council, the recipient organisation shall be required to repay the grant
  • The organisation shall supply copies of the latest set of its accounts together with any other financial information the council may need
  • The organisation should supply such information as the Council may request regarding the impact of the project on the Parish or its inhabitants
  • Recognition of the grant from the Council must be made in any publicity
  • Within a period of time set by the parish council, the group may be required to submit evidence within the year explaining how the grant has been used

When to apply

  • Grants are considered by the Council throughout the year
  • Completed applications should be forwarded to the Clerk
  • You may be expected to attend the meeting to provide any additional supporting information and answer any questions the Council might have
  • Applicants will be notified within a month of the meeting of the Council

How is an application considered?

The Council will consider applications on the following basis:

  • How well the grant will meet the needs of the community
  • How effectively your group will use the grant
  • Whether the costs are appropriate and realistic
  • Level of contributions raised locally
  • Whether the applicant could reasonably have been expected to obtain sufficient funding from a more appropriate source
  • How the group is managed
  • How the grant positively benefits residents residing within this parish

Grant application forms can be obtained on this page or paper copies can be obtained from the Parish Clerk. Please also return any completed forms to the Clerk at the postal or email address below.

Jane Stewart
Parish Clerk
Seaton Ross Parish Council
Damson Cottage
South End
Seaton Ross
YO42 4LZ

NB. All groups/committees in the village who are seeking an annual grant from the Parish Council need to complete an application form. Dates for 2017 will be posted later in the year.

If you need any further information, please contact the Parish Clerk:
Tel: 07557 345 204 or email at seatonrosspc@gmail.com

Grant application form (word)

Grant application form (pdf)