The purpose of the Fund is to help communities address issues of local concern to them. It is primarily aimed at community and voluntary organisations and provides grants of £5,000 per Councillor (ideally up to 4 projects per Councillor in order to keep administration costs to a minimum, but there is flexibility in this if there is a significant demand for more projects to be funded) for small-scale projects that meet community needs within the District of Stratford-on-Avon. Bids should normally be supported by the county councillor for the electoral division in which the project is based.
Town & Parish Councils are also eligible to apply to the Fund for a community project, but this will be at the discretion of the councillor and will vary according to the preference of your Councillor.
If you wish to apply, please fill in the application form and return it to the address given on the form. A hard copy of the completed and signed applications should be returned by 5.00pm on Friday, 7th October 2016. They will then be evaluated and recommendations made to the County Councillor for the division. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of the County Councillors decisions by early December.
Warwickshire County Council will also be holding a funding workshop for all prospective applicants to the fund on Tuesday, 13th September at 11.00am at Stratford District Council Offices, the aim of which will be to provide support and guidance to community and voluntary organisations (including Town & Parish Councils) on the eligibility of their project for the fund, along with signposting to other suitable sources of funding.
Further information on funding opportunities in Warwickshire is available from our website at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/grants.
If you would like any further information about the Fund, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Wilson-Patterson, Localities & Communities Officer on 07780 995817 in the first instance or Ros Anscombe, Area Admin Assistant for South Warwickshire on 01926 413644.
- Funding & Grants
- Stratford-on-Avon District