You may have heard that Milton Parish Council will be getting £118,000 to spend as a result of the new St Jude’s development.
The Parish Council’s allocation is for ‘Sports and Recreation’. If you have any ideas they would like to hear from you, but read on first!
If you are a member of a group that would like to bid for some of this money, or are a resident in the village that has a good idea, the following information will help you. The money will be available in 2 tranches; some arriving this year, and some next summer. So don’t worry if your project is not quite ready; submit an application for consideration.
The money must be used for a capital spend (the fund is not to be used for ongoing revenue costs or consumables).
Facilities must be open to all residents, with no membership restrictions in relation to the Equality Act 2010, and have wide public and community benefit.
Facilities must be open to community groups that operate on a not for profit basis.
To be eligible for funding, the applicant organisation must have:
- A constitution or set of rules, which includes a dissolution clause specifying that any assets will be distributed (subject to Parish Council approval) to voluntary organisations with similar objectives;
- Demonstrate that they have consulted facility users/the local community;
- Provide any other evidence of need for the project
Projects supported must be viable, well managed and capable of delivering the social and community benefits required to meet Parish and/or District Council objectives.
Where a club/group/association has members from both Milton and Shipton, then a joint bid might be considered. You should indicate that a joint bid has been made on the application form.
Successful bids may not get access to funds until tranche 2 – for which we do not have a date at present.
A full application form can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org. Glynn will be on standby to help you fill out the form if necessary; completed forms should be returned to him by 30 June (if you need more time, let him know).