The Town council has a budget of £45,000 for 2019-20 to distribute grants to community groups, charities and local organisations.
We welcome grant applications and aim to ensure that public funds are used to benefit the residents of the community of Burnham and Highbridge.
The Policy and Finance Committee considers grant applications for recommendation to Full Council.
How do I apply?
Application forms may be downloaded from this page Grant application 2019-20.pdf
Completed applications must be received 10 working days before the next Policy and Finance Committee meeting. They need to be printed out and completed as they must be signed, and include all the other grant information required. They need to be either sent in the post or delivered by hand.or obtained from the Town Council’s office during office hours. Please read the Town Council’s policy on who can apply and how the application will be assessed before completing the application form.
Dates of the Policy and Finance meetings when grants will be considered are:
Monday 20th May
Monday 9th September
Deadlines for applications to be submitted are 6th May and 26th August!
How will the application be assessed?
See the Grants Policy document Grants Policy.pdf
What happens next, if your application is successful?
The Responsible Finance Officer will write to you within 7 days of the Full Town Council meeting to notify you that the grant has been approved, to confirm the amount agreed and any specific conditions that may have been applied.
Cheques will only be made payable to the organisation’s bank account – not an individual.
Burnham and Highbridge Town Council reserves the right to reclaim the grant in the event of it not being used for the purposes specified on the application form.
We require a grant monitoring form to be completed to describe how the grant has been spent. A grant monitoring form can be downloaded here Grant Monitoring Form