The Town Council's Grant Awarding Policy contains additional information.
Please note that all grant funding is only available to groups and organisations and cannot be paid to individuals or businesses. A condition of receiving all types of Grant Aid from Bradley Stoke Town Council is the completion and return of a completed Evaluation Form at the end of the project and a formal Receipt for the money granted.
To apply for Grant funding please contact The Town Clerk.
Priority will be given to Organisations and Projects which represent the residents of Bradley Stoke and which demonstrate a long-term benefit to the Community.
Bradley Stoke Town Council awards grants to projects falling within the following areas:
- cultural activities
- environmental improvements
- international links
- neighbourhood watch schemes
- play schemes
- recreational activities
- work with/for/about the elderly
- work with/for/about young people
The upper limit of grant aid available for any applicant seeking funding for project-based activities is a maximum of £500.00 per Organisation per Financial Year in one application. Project means the programme of activities; equipment or running costs for which you are seeking grant aid. Bradley Stoke Town Council reserve the right to award whatever sum is felt appropriate by the Members discussing the individual application. All grant aid is awarded strictly on a merit basis.
Community Development Grant Aid
Community Development Grant Aid will only be given to Organisations and Projects which represent the residents of Bradley Stoke and which demonstrate a long-term benefit to the Community.
The upper limit of Community Development grant aid available for any applicant seeking funding for project-based activities is a maximum of £4,000.00 per project per Financial Year in one application. Project means the programme of activities; equipment or running costs for which you are seeking grant aid. Bradley Stoke Town Council reserve the right to award whatever sum is felt appropriate by the Members discussing the individual application. All grant aid is awarded strictly on a merit basis.
With regard to ongoing reporting of progress of the Community Development Grant award, Bradley Stoke Town Council would like to receive some form of written update every two months, in order that councillors can see the progress of the grant throughout the year. We would expect the report to reflect the items included in the original application/project proposals.
The reports will be presented to the Leisure, Youth & Amenities committee, so the town council will need to receive the reports by the following dates (as appropriate):
- 1st February
- 1st April
- 1st June
- 1st August
- 1st October
- 1st December
Any Organisation applying for Community Development grant funding may be required to attend a meeting of the Committee and make a five minute presentation (maximum time allowed) and answer any subsequent questions from the Members present on the project for which grant funding is requested. Advance notice of the time and date of the meeting will be given.
South Gloucestershire Council - Member Awarded Funding Scheme for South Gloucestershire Ward Councillors
Are you looking for funding for your local community project? The new South Gloucestershire Ward Councillors Member Awarded Funding Scheme may be able to help your voluntary/community group, social enterprise organisation, town or parish council.
- Under this scheme each South Gloucestershire Councillor may award funding towards local community projects.
- The first step is to contact your South Gloucestershire Councillor to discuss your project proposal.
To find your local Councillor and for further details visit www.southglos.gov.uk/MAF or call 01454 865865
Organising a voluntary event
Voluntary and community events are an important aspect of everyday life that help encourage people to play a more active part in society.
They may celebrate a particular occasion, raise funds for a good cause or simply bring people in a community closer together. The Government have worked with a range of civil society and government organisations to develop this guide, which will:
- help you to plan and run successful events with a minimum of red tape
- if you are holding a particular type of event, help you to find the specific advice you need
Visit the GOV.UK website for more information: Organising a voluntary event: a 'Can do' guide