HORTON KIRBY AND SOUTH DARENTH PARISH COUNCIL
Eligibility of Applicants
The Parish Council will award grants, at its discretion, to community organisations who demonstrate a clear need for financial support.
The organisation must be either non-profit making or charitable. The organisation will normally be expected to have clearly written aims and objectives, a written constitution and membership rules, copies of which should be submitted as part of the application. An organisation is normally required to have a bank account in its own name with two authorised representatives required to sign each cheque.
Applications from religious groups will be considered only where a clear benefit to the wider community can be demonstrated irrespective of their religious beliefs.
Applications will NOT be considered:
From individuals or projects which benefit single individuals
From a political party.
From organisations intending to support or oppose any particular political party or to discriminate on the grounds of race or religion.
From private organisations operating as a business.
From “Upward funders” i.e. local groups where fund-raising is sent to a central HQ for redistribution.
From organisations with significant unrestricted reserves.
From national organisations or local groups with access to funds from national “umbrella” or “parent” organisations; unless funds are not available from their national bodies or the funds available are inadequate for a specified project.
For expenditure which has already occurred i.e. retrospective grants.
For prize money
Use or Purpose of the Grant
The Council will only award grants where the use or purpose of the grant benefits Horton Kirby and South Darenth and its residents. The benefit could include but is not limited to:
Providing a service.
Enhancing the quality of life.
Improving the environment.
Organisations requesting financial assistance should submit:
1. A completed application form, which includes:
Details of the project or activity, for which the grant is sought.
Details of the benefit to the local community within the Parish.
Details of the number of beneficiaries and what proportion of members/beneficiaries are residents of Horton Kirby and South Darenth. Details of any restrictions placed on who can use/access their services.
2. Confirmation that it complies with its equality obligations under the various pieces of anti-discrimination legislation.
3. A copy of their trading account and balance sheet for the last financial year or, for new initiatives, a budget forecast. (Note: The organisation must demonstrate a clear need for financial support.)
4. A copy of their written constitution, together with details of their aims and purpose.
IMPORTANT NOTE: All questions on the application form should be fully answered and additional appropriate information, which supports an application, must be provided for the request to be considered by the Parish Council.
Each application will be assessed on its own merits. However, to ensure as fair a distribution as possible of available funds, the Council will take into account the amount and frequency of any previous awards. Due account may also be taken of the extent to which funding has been sought or secured from other sources or fund raising activities.
COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS SHOULD BE RETURNED TO
DARTFORD DA4 9AX
Application Form – Page 1
Telephone & email
Please state or attach an explanation on
the amount of grant requested
why you are applying for a grant
the potential benefits for the residents of the parish.
If possible include the number or percentage of members that belong to the organisation and live within the Parish.
Application Form – Page 2
Are there any restrictions placed on who can use/access the services. YES/NO.
If Yes, please supply details of any restrictions.
Please make sure you have attached a copy of your trading account and balance sheet for the last financial year or, for new initiatives, a budget forecast.
Please make sure you have attached a copy of your written constitution, together with details of your aims and purpose.
Please confirm that you comply with equality obligations under the various pieces of anti-discrimination legislation. YES/NO
Has funding has been sought or secured from other sources or fund raising activities? YES/NO
If YES, please give details.
FOR AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE EITHER GIVE EMAIL ADDRESS OR ENCLOSE A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE.