Councillor Community Grants

CRITERIA

The Councillor Community Grants scheme is 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.

Grants will be awarded for projects/activities that can meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Assist community recovery and resilience from the Covd-19 pandemic
  • Help tackle the causes of inequality in our communities
  • Help develop and safeguard our environment and open spaces
  • Increase opportunities to participate in arts, heritage and sports activities
  • Increases volunteering and civic pride
  • Helps tackle causes and effects of poverty and financial hardship
  • Considers 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.

The pot available is a total of £9,000 per year.

Each ward Councillor will be allocated £300. Therefore, a maximum of £900 will be available to spend in each of the ten wards in the borough: Amington, Belgrave, Bolehall, Castle, Glascote, Mercian, Spital, Stonydelph, Trinity, Wilnecote. 

All Councillor Community grants applications need to be forwarded to your ward Councillor for sign off. Groups can apply for a maximum of £900 but each ward councillor must support it. Cross ward projects will only be considered with councillor agreement.

The Executive Director for Communities and Portfolio Holder for Economy & Waste decision on the grant award is final.

The Councillor Community Grant will be available to voluntary and community groups, charities directly working in the relevant ward, not-for profit organisations and faith groups. 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.

The following cannot apply for a Councillor Community Grant:

  • Individuals
  • Private Businesses
  • Any other organisation (formal or informal in structure) with the ability to distribute funds and/or assets among its members
  • Statutory Organisations

Applicants should be able to demonstrate that they operate an equal opportunities policy and that when working with children, or adults at risk of abuse or neglect, a safeguarding policy is in place.

Applications for the Councillor Community grants will commence on Monday 2nd August 2021, and will close once all the monies have been allocated on a first come bases. 

 

STANDARD CONDITIONS

Tamworth Borough Council will only pay grants on receipt of the completed Acceptance of Grant Form.

Grants shall be used only for the purpose specified in the Notice of Confirmation, and immediate notification should be made to Tamworth Borough Council of any unavoidable changes or cancellations.

The recipient is responsible for obtaining all licences, permission and insurance as may be necessary. Tamworth Borough Council cannot be held responsible for any debts or liabilities and will not be responsible for a third party.

Projects or events which promote or condone extremist ideology, activities or terrorism cannot be funded.

Project/Activities MUST take place before 31 March 2022.

All successful applicants will be required to complete an evaluation form which must be returned to Jackie-Hodgkinson@tamworth.gov.uk no later than 1 April 2022.

 

Councillor Community Grants Application Form (Word)

Please return the application form to one of your Ward Councillors.

You can find out who your Councillors are on our website at www.tamworth.gov.uk/councillors

Ward Councillors should forward application forms and supporting documents to Jackie Hodgkinson, Partnerships Officer,  Jackie-Hodgkinson@tamworth.gov.uk