Festive Grants

The Festive Grants scheme aims to relieve social isolation at the festive period. The grant can support an event, scheme, special project that brings residents together or supports isolated residents during the Christmas period.

A maximum of £300 will be available to spend in each of the ten wards in the borough. Applications should be made via one of your local councillors.

This grant scheme is now open and all applications need to be received by 14 November 2022.

 

Festive Grant Criteria

The Councillor Festive Grants scheme is available for community, not for profit organisations or for identified not for profit Christmas 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:

  • Assists community recovery and resilience from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Helps tackle the causes of inequality in our communities
  • Helps develop and safeguard our environment and open spaces
  • Increases 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.

Each ward Councillor is allocated £100 for Christmas projects

All Councillor Festive grants applications need to be applied for through the Councillor for sign off. 

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

The Councillor Festive Grant will be available to voluntary and community groups, charities, 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 Festive 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 Festive grants will close once all money have been allocated on a first come basis, applications to be received by 14th November 2022.

 

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 within 2 months of grant award

All successful applicants will be required to complete an evaluation form which must be returned to marisha-place@tamworth.gov.uk no later than 2 months after grant award or on completion of project/activity whichever is sooner

Please return the application form to one of your Ward Councillors for their sign off.

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: Marisha Place, Partnerships Officer, marisha-place@tamworth.gov.uk