Applications for financial assistance must be made on a grant aid application form, available from the Town Council's offices. For contact details click here.
Projects or events will only be considered if it is shown that the Birchwood community will clearly benefit if a grant is awarded.
Groups with sufficient funds that could be used to support the project will not normally be considered for assistance.
Following advice received from the Cheshire Association of Local Councils, the Town Council regrets that it is unable to award grant aid for individual benefit.
See below for our current terms and conditions.
Terms and Conditions:
1 Grants cannot be awarded to individuals or for individual benefit.
2 Grants will only be awarded where there is a clear, direct benefit to the people of Birchwood, the Town Council, the Birchwood area or its residents.
3 Grants will not be awarded, unless in exceptional circumstances, to those organisations that can raise income through the rating system (e.g. fire service) or national charitable organisations.
4 Grants will not be awarded to groups that come under an 'umbrella' organisation with sufficient funds which could be used to support the project.
5 Groups/organisations with large balances will not normally be considered for grant aid funding.
6 Grants cannot be awarded to private businesses.
7 Grants are not available to organisations for the payment of salaries.
8 Grants cannot be given for any trips overseas or educational trips.
9 Grants will not be given for the maintenance or repair of buildings or accomodation.
10 Grants will not be awarded for the payment of rent.
11 The recipient(s) of any grant will be expected to write an article for inclusion in the Birchwood Community News and/or the Town Council's website.
12 The organisation receiving the grant will be expected to provide evidence that the funding has been spent on that activity.
13 If, for any reason, the organisation/group does not/cannot run the event or utilise the funding for its intended purpose, it should be returned to the Town Council in full.
- Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012