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Small Grants Fund

Lutterworth Town Council requests up to £4,000 to administer a Small Grants Fund at a local level. This project worked very well via the Your Voice, Your Choice workshops held in 2010 and a supporting sheet that summarises the grants provided via this Small Grants Fund is available.

Requests for grant aid would be considered from community groups within the Lutterworth Forum area, who can clearly demonstrate that their activities can support the following Sustainable Community Strategy themes:

• Supporting individuals and families
• Delivering effective services
• Protecting our environment
• Improving our communities
• Enhancing children’s lives
• Developing our economy

All projects would need to be delivered, operational and completed by 30 June 2012.
The maximum request for funding would not exceed £500.

Please see the statement below which documents the grants awarded via the Your Voice, Your Choice Small Grants Fund that was administered during 2010/11. This project enabled the Community Budget Fund to be divided amongst community groups and organisations even further than the initial workshop may have allowed.

The Masharani Practice Participation Group £500
Lutterworth Town Bowling Club £400
Age Concern Lutterworth & District £300
Events Working Party for Lutterworth Town Council £500
Ullesthorpe Windmill Project £400
Wycliffe Lutterworth U3A £250
St Mary's Churchyard Project £500
Lutterworth URC Pilots £100
South Leicestershire District Scout Council £100
Sherrier Parents Support Group £500
Leicestershire Fire & Rescue £450

Local community groups and organisations would be afforded a greater opportunity to apply for funding of up to £500 on a monthly basis for a six month period stretching from January to June 2012.

Details of the grants provided would be publicised widely via the Town Council’s website and the local press.

COSTS:
Small Grant Fund £4000

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What projects are eligible?

Community Forum Budget funding can be used to support a wide range of new and existing projects and activities – the key test is that supported projects and activities will need to show that they are appropriate, feasible and sustainable.

To be appropriate, projects and activities should:

  • Provide value for money.
  • Be led by an eligible group or organisation (see below).
  • Link to one or more of the six priorities of the Leicestershire Sustainable Community Strategy. These priorities are:
  1. Supporting individuals and families
  2. Delivering effective services
  3. Protecting our environment
  4. Improving our communities
  5. Enhancing children’s lives
  6. Developing our economy

To be feasible projects and activities should:

  • Be able to spend the funding applied for between January 2012 and 30 June 2012.
  • Fulfill all legal requirements and have obtained the consents necessary to deliver the project or activity. These requirements and consents may include planning permission, consent from landowner(s), statutory undertakers and the Highway Authority and regulations relating to health and safety, protection of vulnerable people, wildlife etc.

To be sustainable, projects and activities should:

  • Provide some lasting or longer term benefits for the community forum area.
  • Ongoing projects should be capable of continuing without reliance on further public funding.