Grant Aid for Voluntary Organisations & Individuals Involved in Sport & The Arts

Grant Aid for Voluntary Organisations & Individuals Involved in Sport & The Arts

Broxtowe Borough Council provides financial assistance to voluntary organisations and other bodies together with a limited amount of funding to individuals.

The purpose of this guide is to provide general information relating to these types of grants.

Applicants should note that due to the extensive demands on the Council's funds, the Council will normally only commit itself to fund an organisation or individual for a single year. Only in exceptional circumstances will funding be granted for longer periods.

All applications, whether considered by Committee or the relevant Chief Officer, will be considered on their own merits and assessed against the criteria laid down by the Council.

Individuals - available in the fields of Sports and Arts

These grants are only made to individuals who are amateurs and whose excellence is of national or international significance such that a grant would allow individuals to participate in a national or international event or to achieve that status.

As a general guide individuals undertaking sporting activities should have reached regional standard as a minimum.

On receipt the application will be processed and applicants will receive a written acknowledgement of their request for financial assistance. If any further information is required, the applicant will be contacted directly.

In some instances the relevant Chief Officer has the delegated power to award grant aid up to a specified level. Where this is not the case, applications are submitted to the earliest possible meeting of the relevant Committee and applicants will then be informed in writing of the decision made.

The Council will not normally provide grant aid for expenses which have already been incurred or committed.

Download an Individuals Application Form

Voluntary Organisations  

Revenue Grants - for the purchase of small/low value items of equipment

Revenue grants to Community/Residents Associations, Mother and Toddler/Pre-School Playgroups, OAP Welfare Organisations and sports Clubs are awarded by the Director of Finance under delegated authority with the maximum annual grant payable being £100.

Additional funding above this amount may be available where groups can demonstrate that they are addressing the particular needs of disadvantaged sections of the community.

The Finance Committee considers all applications for additional funding of this type. With the exception of grants to Citizens Advice, Age Concern Groups and Volunteer Bureaux, which are assessed under delegated authority according to prescribed criteria.

If funds within a particular category become exhausted before the end of the financial year, it is normal practice to defer consideration of remaining applications in that category until the March meeting of the Cabinet, when the merits of each application can be considered alongside the other competing demands for the remainder of the overall grants budget.

Capital Grants

There is no capital grants budget for the current year. However, in exceptional circumstances, consideration may be given to requests for assistance towards one-off, planned capital expenditure.

Applicants should note that although it has been normal practice to award grants at the 25% level or 50% level the final decision rests with the Finance Committee that has the power to award a grant at a higher or lower level. Any capital grants will not be paid until the relevant paid invoices have been submitted to the Council.

Who is Eligible To Apply?

  • Age Concern Groups

  • Caring Organisations

  • Citizens Advice Bureaux

  • Community Associations/Residents Groups

  • Conservation and Environmental Groups

  • Mother and Toddler/Pre-School Playgroups

  • National Appeals

  • OAP Welfare Organisations

  • Sports Clubs

  • Volunteer Bureaux

  • Miscellaneous Groups (including grants to arts groups for the purchase of small / low value items of equipment)

Restrictions

Applicants should note that due to the extensive demands on the Council's funds, the Council will normally only commit itself to fund an organisation or individual for a single year. Only in exceptional circumstances will funding be granted for longer periods.

Revenue Grants are not provided to Uniformed Organisations or Youth Groups

  • Grants are not provided to fund repairs to church owned premises or support religious activities

  • Applications from national groups and organisations based outside the Borough are normally refused unless there is a strong link with the local community which can be demonstrated

  • Similarly, requests from National Appeals will only be considered where the appeal is of an emergency nature affecting Broxtowe residents or is an initiative that would benefit Broxtowe residents

  • The Council will not provide financial assistance to organisations whose sole source of income would be grant aid from the Council

Download an Voluntary Organisations Application Form


Contact

Finance
tel: 0115 917 7777