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Birstall Parish Council

Serving the people of Birstall

Clerk: Sue Coulson
Council Office, Village Hall, Birstall Road, Birstall, LE4 4DH

Tel: 0116 267 6191

Welcome to Birstall Parish Council

Birstall Gala - 27th & 28th June 2015

For further information and stall booking forms please go to the Birstall Gala page on the website.

Grant Aid for your Organisation

Birstall Parish Council has statutory powers to make funds available to local organisations for the overall benefit of the Parish and its residents (General Power of Competence, Localism Act 2011). The Council will consider an application for grant aid from any local, voluntary or charitable organisation where the group's activities can be seen to be of benefit to the Parish or the greater part thereof.

A total figure for available grant aid will be agreed by the Council as part of the budget for each financial year but this may not necessarily be expended in full.

Conditions for applications:

Requests for grant aid will only be considered from the following categories:

  • A Birstall based charity
  • An organisation serving the needs of Birstall residents
  • Birstall residents requesting grant aid for a project / event, which will be for the benefit of the local community
  • A Birstall based club, association or charity organisation serving a specific section of the community or the community as a whole
  • A local or national organisation / group, which serves the needs of the Parish
  • A local branch of a national organisation / group which serves the needs of Birstall residents

Requests will not be considered for retrospective expenditure or to cover activities beyond the current financial year.

Grants are awarded to support individual projects or events and to provide transitional support for local organisations experiencing difficulties. They are not intended to provide permanent support.

How to Apply for Grant Aid:

Applications will initially be considered at the monthly meetings of the Parish Council. To ensure that fair and proper consideration may be given to all requests, the Council requires the following to be submitted:

a) A completed application form – available to download from the Parish Council's website – www.birstallparishcouncil.org.uk, by emailing admin@birstallpc.org.uk, upon request by telephoning the Parish Council offices on 0116 267 6191 or calling into the reception to collect a form.

b) The most recent income and expenditure account (or a financial projection for the current financial year if a new organisation)

c) Constitution or rules of the organisation

d) Any additional information the organisation considers will support their application

Applicants are asked to note that all recipients of grant aid must confirm in writing that the grant has been used for the purpose for which it was granted. Applicants must within twelve months state in writing the use to which the money has been put and provide receipts / invoices, where appropriate.

To download the Guidance notes and Application form click the links below.

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