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Newbury Town Council Grant Aid Applications – Deadline 31 May 2018

If you are involved with an organisation or charity that benefits the residents of Newbury, don’t miss your chance to apply for grant funding for a special project or core costs. This year the amount of grant funding has been increased from £10,000 to £25,000 – with £10,000 of this sum specifically for projects involving young people.

To apply you must register with The Good Exchange www.thegoodexchange.com and complete the grant application process by 31 May 2018. All applications for funding that have been completed on the Good Exchange website between 1 June 2017 and 31 May 2018, which fulfil the Town Council’s criteria (see below) will be considered. The Council’s criteria for grant funding can also be found on our website https://www.newbury.gov.uk/contributions-and-grant-aid.php

Applicants may be invited to give a short presentation of their application at a meeting of the Grant Sub-Committee on 27 June 2018.

The total grant fund available is £25,000, successful eligible applications will be match funded by The Good Exchange.

Last year’s grants were awarded to 14 different local organisations including £1,250 to Friends of St Nicolas C of E Junior School toward its multi-use games area, £500 to Newbury YMCA for football projects and £500 for the Willow Close Residents art group.

Grant aid Criteria for Newbury Town Council

Priority will be given to organisations which:

• Are based within the boundary of Newbury Town Council or which serve wholly or mainly the residents of Newbury.
• Would give benefit to the greatest number and range of Newbury town residents.
• Provide a benefit for the wider community beyond progressing the interest of its members.
• Have made an effort to raise funds themselves and are not reliant on donations to fund the total project
• Show a commitment to sustainability.
• Show a commitment to equality and diversity

In addition

• Grants will not be awarded to bodies for activities which are statutorily funded.
• Priority will be given to those organisations whose objectives meet the priorities and targets laid down in the Council’s Strategy.
• Preference will be given to organisations that have not received a grant from Newbury Town Council in recent years.

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