Apply for a share of £11k grant funds

Pottergate and Narrowgate in Alnwick
Pottergate and Narrowgate in Alnwick

Alnwick Town Council is encouraging local voluntary and community organisations which are based in, or predominantly serve Alnwick, to apply for grants.

Applications for grants/funding should be submitted by Friday, December 4, and will be considered at the council’s finance and policy committee meeting on Thursday, December 17, by being assessed against a set of criteria.

Grants are given to support any activity which benefits the community and takes place in the town.

The grant can be used to help with a range of items from essential running costs such as insurance and electricity, to helping purchase much-needed items such as raised beds, art materials for drop-in sessions and sports equipment.

Mayor Bill Grisdale said: “This year, the council has £10,900 to distribute. I feel it’s really important that as a council we support our local organisations as they do an invaluable job for the town both in supporting local people and also promoting the town to a wider audience, which is always a good thing.”

Last year, the council received 22 applications for grants, the most it has ever received, and approved nearly £11,000-worth of grants to local charities, societies and associations for 2015, including four grants of more than £1,000 as well as grants to six organisations who had applied for funding for the first time.

For more details on the grant criteria and to download an application form, go to the council’s website – www.alnwick-tc.gov.uk
You can also contact Bill Batey, chief officer and town clerk by email at alnwicktownclerk@btconnect.com or by telephone on 01665 602574.