On this page you will be able to find more information about the grants that are available from both the Parish Council and Bishopstoke Carnival.
The links on the side will take you to the relevant forms and guidance notes. Left click to open them or right click to download.
PARISH COUNCIL GRANTS
The Parish Council is able to give grants to local charities and community groups. Additionally the Council now has the General Power of Competence which means that grants can be given to individuals. The applications are first considered by the Finance & General Purposes Committee which then makes recommendations to the Full Council.
Council procedures state that the maximum grant is £2,000 although it should be noted that the usual practice of the Council is to limit grants to a maximum of £1,000 unless it is for an exceptional project.
The money that is collected during the parade, along with some of the proceeds from other Carnival events, is given to local charities and community groups. Over the years lots of different groups have been helped, including the Scouts, Age Concern, Bishopstoke and Friends of Stoke Park. Please note that applications must be received by the Clerk at least a week before Carnival Saturday. Grants are typically no more than £200 so please bear that in mind when making an application.
To download an application form click here or see the link in the side panel.