The Town Council runs a community grants scheme, which opens for applications in late September/early October each year. The deadline for submission of applications is normally the end of November.
The scheme for 2018 is now open, and applications for grants that benefit the parish of Barnstaple are invited from organisations. Application forms can be downloaded below, or from the Town Council Offices, Barum House, The Square, Barnstaple, EX32 8LS, telephone 01271 373311, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for receipt of fully completed application forms is Thursday 30th November 2017 at 5.00pm. We regret that applications received after this date/time cannot be considered. Grants will be decided at a Council meeting in February 2018, and will be presented to organisations at the Annual Town Meeting scheduled for 23rd April 2018.
Grants are generally only awarded to organisations or partnerships which demonstrate that:
a) They have a need for grant funding. Grants may not be given to any organisation with significant uncommitted funds;
b) They have, in the opinion of the Council, sound governance arrangements;
c) They have, in the opinion of the Council, sound financial management;
d) The grant will represent good value for money;
e) They have, in the opinion of the Council, sufficient ability to deliver the outcomes anticipated;
f) They have clear policies on equality and inclusion covering service users, subject to recognised exemptions; and
g) Most importantly, the grant provides significant benefit specifically to the community of Barnstaple.
The Council will generally not approve applications from individuals or from commercial organisations.
The Council currently allocates £17,500 each year for community grants, and in 2017, 26 applications were approved.
For further information about the scheme and queries about completing the form, please contact us on 01271 373311 or by email at email@example.com.