Crewe Town Council wishes to make donations and allocate grants to fund projects that support organisation which are based within or that 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:-

Eligibility

When seeking funding from the Small Grants Scheme, organisations must take into account the criteria detailed below:-
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To qualify for a grant from Crewe Town Council, organisations MUST:-

Applications will NOT be considered for:-

.General conditions to consider when applying to the Small Grants Scheme.

The Application Process

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How to apply for funding from Crewe Town Council’s 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.

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Applications will be considered by the Small Grants Scheme Working Group quarterly.  Therefore applications for the 2016 / 2017 Small Grants Scheme must be submitted before:-
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Round One – Sunday 29th May 2016
 
Round Two – Sunday 28th August 2016
  
Round Three – Sunday 20th November 2016
  
Round Four – Sunday 19th February 2017
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Once your application has been submitted and how your application will be considered

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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.
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Once it is felt the Small Grants Scheme criteria has been satisfactorily met, the application will be 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 Working Group will then make their recommendations to the Community and Environment Committee.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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If your application is successful

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Assistance to complete and submit your application

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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:-
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Hannah Marr – Community Engagement Officer
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Telephone: 01270 756975 Option 1
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Email: grants@crewetowncouncil.gov.uk
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Address: Crewe Town Council, 1 Chantry Court, Forge Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 2DL
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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