Faringdon Town Council budgets a sum of money, each year, for disbursement of grants to organisations and activities which contribute constructively to the quality of life in our town. These grants are limited therefore, can only be made available to organisations that can demonstrate a need for assistance within our parish boundary and, generally, are not a statutory charge on other local or central government departments.
Faringdon Town Council acknowledges that new community organisation may experience difficulties obtaining funding from other sources, the Council will therefore give special consideration fro grant aid to such groups.
To ensure that fair and proper consideration can be given to all requests, the council requires the following to be submitted to the Town Clerk by the deadlines explained in section 3 below:
- A completed application form
- The most recent set of accounts
- A financial projection or budget for the period following the accounts
- Any additional information the organisation considers would support their application
If the organisation is a new entity with no accounts available, please provide a business plan, stating the aims and objectives along with a financial projection for at least the current financial year.
First time grants will be considered at Finance and Audit Committee Meetings. The deadline for first time applicants is 12 noon on the following dates:
- 20th July 2016
- 19th October 2016
- 4th January 2017
- 22nd February 2017
First time applicants will be advised within 4 weeks of the above dates if their application has been successful or not.
Annual and repeat grants will be considered as part of the precept setting process. The deadline for annual and repeat grant applicants is:
12 noon on Friday 28th October 2016.
Repeat and annual applicants will be advised within 4 weeks following the precept setting meeting, on January 18th 2017, if their application has been successful or not.
Please click below for the full policy and an application form.