Community Grants

Criteria

Grants are available for community, not for profit organisations or for identified not for profit projects to work collaboratively and flexibly to meet the needs of our communities.

  • To assist community recovery and resilience from the Covd-19 pandemic
  • To help tackle the causes of inequality in our communities
  • To help develop and safeguard our environment and open spaces
  • To increase opportunities to participate in arts, heritage and sports activities
  • Increase volunteering and civic pride
  • Help tackle causes and effects of poverty and financial hardship
  • Consider outstanding individuals or groups who by achievement in arts, culture or sports support and promote Tamworth as a place
  • Promotes and develops community cohesion

All grants should continue to demonstrate value for money and value to the people of Tamworth and have specific outcomes that can be recorded.

Grants will be awarded to community, not for profit organisations or for identified not for profit projects, individuals (subject to due consideration) and voluntary groups operating in Tamworth or who operate for the benefit of the communities of Tamworth

The funding available is a total of £18,590 per annum.

Community grants will be awarded 4 times per year by consideration at the Tamworth Borough Council Nominations and Grants Committee in June, September, December/January and March.

Applications can only be submitted during the publicised period on Tamworth Borough Council website.

The maximum fund allocations for the Community grants will be £1,000 per application.

Applicants should be properly constituted, and a copy of the constitution will be required.

Applicants should have a bank account with at least two signatories.

Faith groups applying for grants should ensure that the activities they are offering are open to people from all faiths.

Successful applicants will only be considered for funding once in any given financial year.

Grants will not be given for:

  • Work and projects of a party-political nature
  • Travel and subsistence costs
  • Guarantee against organisational loss
  • Work and projects which are contrary to the Tamworth Borough Council Diversity and Equality policy
  • Projects operated on a commercial or for-profit basis.
  • The funding of organisations, projects or events which promote or condone extremist ideology, activities or terrorism.

 

Download the Community Grant Application Form (editable pdf) or the Community Grant Application Form (Word format)

Please return application forms to: Jackie-Hodgkinson@tamworth.gov.uk