Apply for a Grant

We provide grants to voluntary and community groups operating within the Neston area.   Please read on to find out more about our grants programmes, application process and submission deadlines.

SMALL GRANTS PROGRAMME (MAXIMUM £500)

For small one-off grants of up to and including £500, please complete and return the following application form along with a recent set of accounts.  Applications will be considered at the next scheduled meeting of the People Committee.  Any applications received less than two weeks before the meeting date will be held over until the following meeting.

The following documents are available to download from this page in order to help you with your application:

Whilst we cannot give guidance on individual applications, we are able to offer advice on the application process and provide generic clarification on the application questions.  If you have any queries, please contact Audrey Duncan on 0151 363 8024.

MAIN GRANTS PROGRAMME (FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS IN EXCESS OF £500)

The following documents are available to download from this page in order to help you with your application:

Main Grants Programme Application Form
Grant Guidance Notes
• Grants Application Policy (this document explains the eligibility criteria)
• The Sample Funding Agreement that all successful grant applicants will be required to sign.

When completing the application form, please ensure that you refer to the guidance notes as these will help you to provide all the information required by the Grants Panel.

It is important that you complete all sections of the application form (do not just answer questions with “see attached”). Additional information can be attached to the application, but this must not be in place of answering the questions on the application form.

Applications for the main grants programme are considered three times a year. We will accept applications for our main grants programme at any time and submit them to the next scheduled Panel meeting.  The closing dates for submission of main grant programme applications are 31 May, 30 September and 31 January.  Please ensure that applications are submitted in good time as late applications will not be considered until the following meeting.

Whilst we cannot give guidance on individual applications, we are able to offer advice on the application process and provide generic clarification on the application questions.  If you have any queries, please contact Audrey Duncan on 0151 363 8024.

We look forward to receiving your completed application.

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