Shrewsbury Town Council is encouraging local groups to apply for funding from their Community Grant Scheme to help fund either new projects, continued services or as matched funding.
The Council has a policy of assisting local community groups and applications must be from a properly formed group, club, committee or charity, which must show that the group has charitable or community aims whilst benefitting the residents of Shrewsbury.
Organisations will also need to show that they possess a Constitution or a Set of Rules, a bank account and Public Liability Insurance.
If organisations are interested in the Town Council’s scheme and require further guidance on whether the community group meets their criteria for financial support, the Guidance Notes can be found on the Town Council’s website at: www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/finance/grants, where a copy of the notes and the application form can be downloaded.
All applications will be considered on their individual merits and requests for grants of more than £2,000 are unlikely to be successful.
Applications must be received by the closing deadline of Monday 12 July and will then be considered by members of the Finance & General Purposes Committee at their meeting on Monday 19 July.
If selected for consideration, representatives will be invited to attend the meeting at the Theatre Severn with no more than two people from the group, to state their reasons why funding should be awarded and answer any questions about the project from Councillors.
In addition to the Community Grants offered by the Town Council, funds are also available to finance local projects through Local Councillor Grants. Shrewsbury Town Council has allocated £750 to each of the seventeen Wards in Shrewsbury so that each local Councillor can consider and allocate funds in their local area with the aim of making it easier for local groups and organisations to apply for smaller sums of money.
Funding is predominately awarded to not-for-profit voluntary groups and community organisations to assist with the costs involved in providing new or existing community services. It is a matter for the local Councillor as to the level of grant awarded and when that money is awarded. Please get in touch with your local Councillor for more information.
For further information visit www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk
Published 30 June 2021