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18 NOV

Deadline for community grant approaching

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The deadline for applications for a grant distributed by Cheadle Town Council is just a few weeks away. Within the Local Government Act 1972, the council can award community grants to groups for purposes that “may bring a direct benefit to the area or any part of it for some or all of the inhabitants.”

The deadline for applications for a grant distributed by Cheadle Town Council is just a few weeks away.

Within the Local Government Act 1972, the council can award community grants to groups for purposes that “may bring a direct benefit to the area or any part of it for some or all of the inhabitants.”

In order to apply, applicants must be established for charitable, benevolent, social, cultural, reactional or philanthropic purposes.

They must have a set of rules which defines its aims, objectives and operational procedures and it must have a bank account operated by a minimum of “two joint signatories.”

They also need to be able to provide a copy of its latest annual accounts, ensuring that they demonstrate that these accounts are checked and signed by a person independent of the group.

The deadline for applications is November 30, which will be considered in January.

Applications received after this date and before March 31 will be considered at a meeting in the new financial year.

A grant application form from Cheadle Town Council states: “Cheadle Town Council encourages local voluntary organisations which provide services to local people and which require funding to apply for grant aid.

“The council must ensure that grants, which are all funded by local taxpayers, provide value for money.”

The council take the following criteria questions into considering when deciding upon applications: Will the grant benefit Cheadle residents?; Can the applicant organisation show that it needs the grant?; Does the applicant organisation follow basic organisational rules?; What purposes must the grant be used for?

Applicants must submit specific sums to be considered. Applicants need to submit copies of their rules and statement of purpose as well as year-end accounts.

For new organisations, a business plan showing projected costs and income for at least one year must be provided.

Applications should also include, where appropriate, estimations for the project or a price list of items of equipment to be purchased.

Acceptance for refusal of a particular application does not determine or influence the outcome of any further applications at a later date, the council states.

To learn more about the specifics of the grant application and other information, go to www.cheadletowncouncil.org.uk or email info@cheadletowncouncil.com.

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