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The Town Council has a total budget for £200,000 for Community Funding to support groups and organisations in the Town and to help them deliver activities and projects that benefit Blyth and its residents.The funding is split into £184,000 for Community Support Grants and £16,000 for Councillors’ Small Schemes (each Councillor is allocated £1,000).
The Community Funding Sub-Committee meets four times a year to consider applications for Community Support Grants.
Councillors can use their Small Schemes Allowance at any time of the year to give grants or pay for projects and their requests must be approved by the Chair and Vice Chair of the Community Development/Community Funding Sub-Committee and the Town Clerk.
Please read the Policy and Procedure (Opens in a new window) for full details on who can apply for a Community Support Grant.
The Community Funding Sub-Committee will meet on the following dates:
- 2 June 2020
- 10 September 2020
- 17 November 2020
- 2 February 2021
The closing dates for applications are:
- 5 May 2020
- 13 August 2020
- 20 October 2020
- 5 January 2021
Click here (Opens in a new window) for an application form.
In the policy we request that applications are posted or hand delivered. Under the current circumstances we will accept emailed applications but would prefer hard copies be sent in the post. The post is being collected from the Town Council offices so your application will be picked up.
Update on Community Grant funding
Following the second round of funding applications, and due to the requests we received* and grants made, there is £8,171 remaining in the budget for November and February.
* Applications for consideration at the September meeting totalled £122,039 with an available budget of £64,826.
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL COMMUNITY CHEST
Northumberland County Council’s Community Chest Fund for 2020 is now open and full details can be found at the link below:
The first round deadline is 2 October and a second round will run until the 15 January 2021.
BLYTH TOWN COUNCIL GRANTS AWARDED