GRANT AWARDS FOR LOCAL CLUBS AND ORGANISATIONS
Does your organisation need funding for a project?
Hockley Parish Council would like to hear from any club or organisation within the parish who would like to submit a request for grant funding. Your application must be of benefit to the Parish of Hockley and could be awarded to new or established groups. If you have a project that would benefit from Council funding, please down load the application form at the bottem of this page. If your application is likely to be for more than £250, we will need to know before 21st November so it can be included in the budget plans. For further information or to submit an application contact the council office.
Parish Councils are a tier of local government and as such they can only do what the law provides that they do. Working outside this framework is called ‘Ultra Vires’.
The Parish Council may therefore not be able to give you a grant unless it can find a power to enable it.
When considering applying for funding from this Council, please ensure you make perfectly clear why you require it. Try to justify the request by saying how it will benefit the local community.
You will also be wise to be able to state that there is a real need and not just a ‘perceived’ need.
Grant Funding Programme
Each year this Council precepts funds for projects to enhance the area, providing facilities and opportunities for the local community
Please follow this process
- Use the application form provided
- Submit the application form to the Clerk
- The Clerk will let you know if further information is required
- Your application will be discussed at the next Parish Council meeting
- You will be notified within six weeks if you have been successful
Applying for Funds
The Parish Council will consider grants from new and existing groups.
Keep the Parish Council informed.
Make sure you supply any information requested.
Consider how you can make your project sustainable for the future.
The Parish Council will monitor the progress of your project.
Successful applicants will receive their grant at a Parish Council meeting.
Make sure your project is successful and let everyone know.
How can councils help?
Parish Councils can assist the local community by grant funding organisations and projects.
Groups are reminded that the Parish Council is a statutory authority and has to account for the funds it spends and expects good value from this resource.
The Parish Council will consider the application for a grant using the process of funding that is put in place by this Council, to assure that the process is completed in an open, fair and transparent way.
Click here for an application form.