Crewe Town Council wishes to make donations and allocate grants to fund projects that support organisations which are based within or which directly benefit the Town of Crewe and its residents.

Projects MUST support the aims of ‘A Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan’ which are:-

Before starting your Small Grants Scheme Application Form, Crewe Town Council highly recommends that you read the ‘A Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan’ document and the eligibility criteria detailed below as the information you provide will be considered against the following Action Plans contained within the document:-

Eligibility

When seeking funding from the Crewe Town Council Small Grants Scheme, organisations must take into account the criteria detailed below:-

To qualify for a grant from Crewe Town Council, organisations MUST:-

Applications will NOT be considered for:-

General conditions to consider when applying for a grant

The Application Process

How to apply for funding from the Small Grants Scheme

Crewe Town Council highly recommends that organisations read ‘A Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan’ prior to making their application.  A copy of the Community Plan can be found here or by contacting the Community Engagement Officer by email, communityplan@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk, or by calling 01270 756975 Option 1.

Applications will be considered by the Small Grants Scheme Working Group quarterly.  Therefore applications for the Crewe Town Council 2017 / 2018 Small Grants Scheme must be submitted before

Sunday 2nd July 2017

Sunday 24th September 2017

Sunday 26th November 2017

Sunday 18th February 2018

Once your application has been submitted and how your application will be considered

Once received, your application will be checked and evaluated by a Crewe Town Council Officer and then the Small Grants Scheme Working Group.  Crewe Town Council reserves the right to seek further clarification on any details contained within the application, to return applications if they are incomplete and to liaise with external parties to verify information contained within the application.  Where possible and felt necessary, organisations will be asked to meet the Town Council to discuss their application in more detail before it is presented to the Small Grants Scheme Working Group.  The Working Group will judge each application on its own individual merits and how each project best supports the aims of ‘A Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan’.  The Small Grants Scheme Working Group will then make their recommendations to the Community and Environment Committee.

Crewe Town Council has delegated powers to the Community and Environment Committee and the Small Grants Scheme Working Group to consider and make recommendations on allocations of grant funding and to make donations.

The Town Council strives to allocate grant funding and donations in a fair and open manner, judging each application on its own merit.  When allocating, funds are granted under the provision of various Local Government Acts, the General Power of Competence and Audit Regulations.

It should also be noted that all Crewe Town Councillors are governed by a Code of Conduct and have an obligation to declare any personal and / or prejudicial interest where relevant when considering the allocation of funds.

If your application is successful

Assistance

If you have any questions about applying to Crewe Town Council’s Small Grants Scheme or would like some help to complete your application form, please contact:-

Hannah Marr, Community Engagement Officer

Address: Crewe Town Council, 1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 2DL

Email: grants@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk

Telephone: 01270 756975

A copy of the Small Grants Scheme Guidance can be downloaded here

A copy of the Small Grants Scheme Application Form can be downloaded here
A copy of A Vision for Crewe – Crewe’s Community Plan can be downloaded here