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 Funding (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 funding 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.
COMMUNITY GRANTS 2022/23
The Community Funding Sub-Committee will meet on the following dates:
♦ 7 June 2022
♦ 6 September 2022
♦ 8 November 2022
♦ 7 February 2023
The closing dates for applications to be considered by the Committee are:
♦ 13 May 2022
♦ 12 August 2022
♦ 15 October 2022
♦ 14 January 2023
The Community Funding Policy has been updated for 2022/23. Please ensure you read the policy before making your application.
The Community Funding Policy 2022/23 is available here (opens in a new window).
The Community Grant Application form is available here (opens in a new window).
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE FUND
The aim of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Fund is to support the residents of Blyth in celebrating the 70 year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Town Council has allocated £5,000 to create a fund to enable non-profit making community and voluntary groups within Blyth to apply for funding to help them to take part in celebratory events and community legacy projects to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Grants of up to £500 are available and the fund will close when all monies have been allocated.
Blyth Town Council Grants Awarded
Councillor’s Small Schemes Funding
COVID Community Support Grants