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Community Grants

How we set up grants to support the community

Community Grants are given to groups and organisations supporting life in the parish. The Parish Council allocates a fund as part of its expenditure budget. 

Under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972, Lilleshall Parish Council has discretionary powers to award grants to local groups or organisations for the purposes of bringing a direct benefit to the parish or its residents. To be considered for an award, applicants must apply for a grant using the downloadable application form and provide the necessary information.

The total grants fund agreed as available from April 2022 to April 2023 is £1,200.

To find details about our grants policy please click here.

To receive a grant application form please contact the Clerk of the Council.

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the award of a grant under Section 137 an organisation must:

  • be established for charitable, benevolent, social, cultural, recreational or philanthropic purposes.
  • have a constitution, or set of rules, which defines its aims, objectives and operational procedures.
  • be able to provide a copy of its latest annual accounts and/or most recent bank statement. Its accounts are to be checked and signed by a person independent of the group.
  • have a bank account operated by a minimum of at least two joint signatories.