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Resident town forums funding guidelines and application forms

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council

Resident Town Forums funding guidelines and application forms.

We appreciate that applying for funds can be time consuming so we aim to make our process as simple as possible.

We ask that you read our guidelines carefully and ensure you have included all the information needed to help us make an informed decision on awarding funds.

Direction of Council spend is where forums make suggestions and recommendations for the Council to spend on activities/items within their Forum’s area (e.g. the recommendation that the Council spend monies on an additional waste bins or benches). This funding is provided from existing Council budgets.

Grant Making to Third Parties is where the Forum wishes to provide an event, service or activity (e.g. if the Forum wished to purchase a waste bin, or hire a marquee, the Forum would apply and recommend that the action is taken) If approved, the funding would be released or if over £500, released upon receipt of invoice.

Residents’ Town Forums: Direction of Council spend

Application Process

Applications are to be made to the Policy, Finance and Development Committee via brief business cases that make suggestions, full costings and recommendations by the Residents’ forum. Note that bids of less than £500 taking the form of a short application, and bids greater than £500 utilise the same premise as the generic application form

Approval Process

Approved by the Policy, Finance and Development Committee.

Monitoring Arrangements

Monitoring the agreed outcomes are reported to the relevant forum, and these are also monitored as part of the “Third Sector and Community Support” report that is reported to the Policy, Finance and Development Committee.

Financial Monitoring

Finances are detailed within the revenue monitoring outturn reports to the Policy, Finance and Development Committee.

Residents’ Town Forums: Grant making to third parties

Application Process

Applications are to be made to the Policy, Finance and Development Committee via brief business cases that make suggestions, full costings and recommendations by the Residents’ forum. Note that bids of less than £500 taking the form of a short application, and bids greater than £500 utilise the same premise as the generic application form .

Approval Process

Approved by the Policy, Finance and Development Committee.

Monitoring Arrangements

Monitoring the agreed outcomes are reported to the relevant forum, and these are also monitored as part of the “Third Sector and Community Support” report that is reported to the Policy, Finance and Development Committee.

Financial Monitoring

Finances are detailed within the revenue monitoring outturn reports to the Policy, Finance and Development Committee.

How to Apply

Please do the following BEFORE applying:

  1. Check that you are eligible to apply for funding .Read our Application Guidelines and application form thoroughly.
  2. Include an answer to each funding question asked and add any other relevant information. Our guidelines outline all of the information that we require.
  3. Ensure you have a copy of your organisation’s latest audited accounts if required. If you are a small charity and not required to produce audited accounts, please provide your annual budget (with income and expenditure) and a copy of your organisation’s latest bank statement.
  4. Submit your application by email or post within 7 days of the date your Forum meeting. You will receive acknowledgement by email.
  5. If you wish to apply by sending your application by post or email, please ensure it reaches us within 7 working days before the residents forum meeting is to take place. You will receive a phone call and an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The Community and Youth Grant Scheme “project funding” criteria for applying and application form.

Local voluntary groups and clubs that are based and active within the Oadby, Wigston or South Wigston area can apply for funding from the Community and Youth Grant scheme. Applications from individuals will be considered in exceptional cases. The applicant must be resident within the Borough.

The funding can be used to assist with travel, equipment or costs associated with the setting up of a 'new project' but will not support 'everyday' expenditure such as rent or room hire.

For more information please open the Word document below which includes criteria and an application form, or alternatively click here to contact us.

Community and Youth Grant Scheme (Word Document, 1.14 Mb)Resident Forums Project Funding Award Application Form (Word Document, 989.43 Kb)

Funding for sums above £500 (Word Document, 1008.2 Kb)

Funding for up to the sum of £500 (Word Document, 991.24 Kb)

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