General Community Grants Scheme

Northampton Town Council has a commitment to encourage, support and promote volunteer organisations and charities within its area for the benefit of the Town. The Town Council makes an annual budget provision for Community Grants to help meet its aims. This scheme provides grants generally of a value in excess of £2,500 which will benefit a greater proportion of the area served by the Town Council rather than a single Ward. For ward specific grant schemes please see the Councillor's Community Fund. Applications for this scheme are considered annually by the Grants Sub- Committee as part of the budget setting process for the Council and are payable from April 1st.

The Town Council seeks to provide grants which meet the following outcomes:

  • Any purpose which will enhance the economic, social and environmental well-being of their ward or part.
  • Providing information to constituents, or seeking the views of constituents, whether about the Council or about any other matter affecting the economic, social or environmental well-being of the Council's area.
  • Contributes towards a particular policy objective which the Council may determine from time to time.

It is recommended your application is submitted in advance of the deadline to ensure the Town Clerk can validate it and ensure any missing information is provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Your name, position, email address and address will be disclosed to the committee when considering the application. All other information on this form will be made publicly available via the Town Council website as part of the agenda for the committee meeting.


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Contact Information:
About Your Organisation:

- This should include the geographical area your members are drawn from etc.

How many people are involved in your organisation:
About Your Project:

- This would include grants from other bodies, use of own funds etc

- Please detail their involvement.

This should explain the objectives of the project and benefits to the local community

How will the grant be spent:

Please be as detailed as possible. The sum of the items should match the amount requested from the Town Council. For any expenditure on a single item over £500 you must demonstrate that best value has been sought, normally by submitting quotations.

- This can include any additional breakdown, quotes etc

- Please provide any information relating to your project that you believe the Town Council should be aware of. Please also provide an explanation of any expenditure that you feel is not self-explanatory.


Last updated: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 14:03