Councillors' Community Grants

The aim of the Council when awarding these grants is to provide general grant support to the community that will benefit the socio-economic culture and environment of Bassetlaw.

Each District Councillor is allocated a small budget and has the discretion to award grants to community activities that will benefit the community within their respective electoral ward areas.  Councillors will consider grant applications for sports; culture and heritage; environment and sustainability; social welfare; and community activities.

Any application for a Community Grant must be discussed with the relevant Ward Member(s) in the first instance.  If in agreement, the Ward Member will provide you with a blank application form which you will need to complete.  This needs to be signed off by the Ward Member(s) before submitting it to the Member Support Team.

Unsuccessful applicants will be unable to re-apply to the Councillor Community Grants scheme in the same year.

Funding for the following, are unlikely to be considered:

  • Activities which cover an area that is the primary responsibility of another funding agency
  • Additional funding from Bassetlaw District Council
  • Activities that do not support Bassetlaw residents
  • Activities that promote religious belief or political activities
  • Civic events
  • Expenses that have already been incurred or retrospective funding

Eligibility Criteria for Councillor Community Grants

  1. The activity must be located within the Bassetlaw District or be of significant benefit to people living in Bassetlaw.
  2. The application should demonstrate:
    1. A need for the activity
    2. A need for financial assistance
    3. Local Community support
    4. Local benefit in line with Bassetlaw District Council corporate strategies
    5. Measurable benefit
    6. Environmental sustainability
  3. The application should address at least one of the following issues:
    1. Sports
    2. Environment and sustainability
    3. Social welfare
    4. Community
    5. Culture and heritage
  4. Applications that address the Council’s corporate ambitions are more likely to be successful in their bid for funding.  The priorities are as follows:
    1. A Viable Co-operative Council
    2. Local Growth
    3. Quality Housing and Decent Neighbourhoods
    4. Local Living Standards
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