Shrewsbury Town Council is inviting local organisations to apply for grant funding in the latest round of applications which is now open.
The Town Council operates a scheme which awards grants to local organisations to help them achieve their aims and objectives. The grant can be used to fund either new projects or continued services and may also be used 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/community aims whilst benefitting the residents of Shrewsbury.
Organisations will also need to show that they possess a Constitution/Set of Rules, a bank account and Public Liability Insurance.
If your organisation is interested in our scheme and requires further guidance on whether your community group meets our criteria for financial support, or for an application form, please visit the Town Council website at: www.shrewsburytowncouncil.gov.uk/finance/grants
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 Friday, July 1 and will then be considered by members of the Finance & General Purposes Committee at their next meeting next month.
Please be aware that if your project is selected for consideration at this Committee meeting, representatives are expected to join the Virtual meeting 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 his/her local area.
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.
Published: 10 June 2022