Grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations

The code requires that local authorities must publish details of all grants to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. This can be achieved by either:

  • Tagging and hence specifically identifying transactions which relate to voluntary, community or social enterprise organisations within published data on expenditure over £500 or published procurement information, or
  • By publishing a separate list or register

For each identified grant, the following information must be published as a minimum:

  • Date the grant was awarded
  • Time period for which the grant has been given
  • Local authority department which has awarded the grant
  • Beneficiary
  • Beneficiary’s registration number (where applicable)
  • Summary of the purpose of the grant
  • Amount

Crowborough Town Council publishes this information as a separate list, as below.

 

GRANTS PAID 2017/18

BENEFICIARY

PURPOSE

AMOUNT (£)

Alderbrook Community Association Annual Fun Day 2017 300
Alderbrook Community Association New sign, garden clearing/planting for Community Hub  500*
Brighter Crowborough To purchase second-hand mowing/strimming equipment, high-visibility jackets and public liability insurance 300**
Citizens Advice Bureau Support services 20,500
Clued up.Info Support services 20,500
Crowborough Arts Advertising and publicity for Open Studios 2017 300
Crowborough Bonfire & Carnival Society   Help with cost of entertainment for Carnival Day 2017 1,500
Crowborough Festival Association Launch event for Crowborough Festival 2017 1,500***
Crowborough Heritage Group Purchase of Crowborough artefacts 100
Crowborough Tennis and Squash Club Junior coaching programme within local primary schools 3,000****
Crowborough Town Football Club Visit to twinned town, Horwich, for anniversary football match 800
RVS Darby & Joan Club

Hall rental for monthly meetings with lunch and entertainment, plus mini-bus/coach hire and Christmas Lunch project  

2,000
Samaritans (Tunbridge Wells Branch) Annual running costs 250
Sussex High Weald Dementia Group Free-of-charge outings/events for dementia sufferers  1,750

 

 * subject to confirmation of their renewed tenancy of six months and sight of the current year's accounts

** subject to provision of a copy of adequate public liability insurance

*** subject to confirmation of funding from the National Lottery

**** subject to provision of additional financial information (to be provided to Cllr Neil Waller)

Crowborough Town Council welcomes and values the work of local voluntary groups and organisations. The Council has a policy for making grants to groups and organisations which contribute to the welfare of the community by improving or supporting activities/facilities. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a clear need for financial support.

A copy of the Grant Awarding Policy and an application form can be downloaded by clicking on the links below: 

Grant Awarding Policy

Grant Application Form

Community Grants for earlier years can be accessed here