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Special Projects Grants


SPECIAL CONDITIONS

1. Grants may be awarded up to £2000.

2. The total Special Projects fund available for Environment is £7,827.

3. The total Special Projects fund available for Arts & Culture for Young People, Older People, Disadvantaged and Vulnerable People is £10,000.

4. A full application form must be supplied which clearly demonstrates how the project will address the theme. Standard supporting documents will be required.

5. There will be one round of Special Project Grants. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on 21 June 2019

6. Applications will be considered by the Grants Sub-Committee. This Committee will make recommendations on awards to be approved by the Finance and General Purpose’s committee.

7. Special Projects must be completed by 31st March 2021.

8. Payment terms will be subject to an agreement between the grant recipient and Deal Town Council.

Special Projects Grants – Additional Guidance for Applicants

INTRODUCTION

The Special Projects Fund is a themed grant stream, which has been set up so that the council’s aim becomes more explicit both to local organisations and to the community. Applicants will need to show how their project relates to the theme.

There are two Special Projects themes for 2019:

· Environment

· Arts & Culture for Young People, Old People, Disadvantaged and Vulnerable People.

1. ELIGIBILITY

These organisations may apply:

a) Not for profit local organisations and community groups based in the Deal Town Council area or with beneficiaries exclusively or predominantly in the Deal Town Council area.

b) Registered charities based in the Deal Town Council area or with beneficiaries exclusively or predominantly in the Deal Town Council area.

NOTE Private businesses may in exceptional circumstances apply for financial support for projects which are clearly for the benefit for the residents of Deal town. A maximum of 50% of the costs may be awarded.

Businesses will be expected to provide copies of accounts to the R.F.O at the time of application.

2. GRANT AWARD

Grants may be awarded up to £2000. An appropriate level of match funding from the applicant, either cash or in kind or both, should be included in your budget. Successful projects are likely to be small scale and very local.

3. GRANT PERIOD

Projects must be completed by 31st March 2021.

4. HOW TO APPLY

A full application form must be supplied which clearly demonstrates how the project will address the theme. Supporting documents will be required.

Applications should be sent by 21st June 2019.

Applications will be considered by the Grants Sub-Committee. Sub-Committee members will score applications according to the score sheets in Appendix 3c/4c. The Sub-Committee will make recommendations on awards to be approved by the Finance and General Purpose’s Committee.

5. PAYMENT

Payment terms will be subject to an agreement between the grant recipient and Deal Town Council.

Downloads: (Click on section to download)

Section 1 : POLICY (includes full guidance notes)

Appendix 3: Application Pack for Special Projects Grant – Environment


Appendix 3: Application Pack for Special Projects Grant – Environment

 (3a) Special Projects Fund Application Form

(3b) Monitoring Form

(3c) Example score sheet

Appendix 4: Application Pack for Special Projects Grant - Arts & Culture for Young People, Old People, Disadvantaged and Vulnerable People.

(4a) Special Projects Fund Application Form

(4b) Monitoring Form

(4c) Example score sheet

GENERAL GRANT GUIDELINES

The following conditions apply to all grant streams.

1. Deal Town Council will consider applications for financial assistance from any of the following;

a) Not for profit local organisations and community groups based in Deal or with a substantial number of beneficiaries in Deal.

b) Registered charities based in Deal or with a substantial number of beneficiaries in Deal.

2. NB Private businesses may in exceptional circumstances apply for financial support for projects which are clearly for the benefit for the residents of Deal. A maximum of 50% of the costs may be awarded. Businesses will be expected to provide copies of accounts to the R.F.O at the time of application.

3. Applications must be made using the appropriate form, available from the Town Hall reception and on Deal Town Council’s website; www.deal.gov.uk . The RFO can advise on completion of the form.

4. All questions on the application form must be answered in full. Applicants will also need to provide the following supporting evidence:

a) A copy of their governing document e.g. constitution, set of rules etc.

b) Evidence of monies held in reserves or saving accounts.

c) A copy of their last completed accounts and annual report if it exists.

5. Deal Town Council will publish deadlines for grant applications in the press and on its website.

6. The council reserves the right to invite applications to any grant stream at any time.

7. Contributions from the applicant organisation or other sources, in cash or in kind, will be viewed with favour when the application is considered.

8. Grant applications will not be considered retrospectively, i.e. once the project has started.

9. Grants are limited to only one award per organisation per year of any grant type.

10. Grants awarded should be spent within the agreed period.

11. Grants will not be awarded for specifically religious or party political purposes.

12. Grants may only be used by the applicant for the named project and cannot be used to support payments by way of grant or donation to any other individuals or organisations.
Grant recipients will be required to confirm there is no double funding (e.g. getting both KCC member funds and DTC funds for the same expenditure)