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GRANTS

APPLY FOR A GRANT

This page tells you what to do if your organisation wishes to apply for a grant from Godalming Town Council.  Grants applied for must have a direct benefit to the Parish of Godalming or all or some of its residents.

Further information can be found in the Council’s Grant Funding Policy & Procedures

Grants will be considered under four categories as follows:

COUNCIL COMMUNITY FUND

The Council’s Community Fund scheme is aimed at providing grants of less than £1,000 that are of benefit to the local community.  The Community Fund is split into two award levels:

  • Applications up to £500, the applications requires the support of at least one elected member of the Council to be considered;
  • Applications between £501-£1,000 require the support of at least two elected members of the Council to be considered.

Applicants are advised to contact one of their ward councillors to seek support.  Contact information for Councillors

For applications supported by Councillors will be considered at the next available Policy & Management Committee after receipt by the Town Council office.

Applications are to be made by email with the details of the initiative/project, setting out:

  • The aim of the initiative/project;
  • Who it will benefit;
  • The sum being applied for and the purpose for which the grant will be used; and
  • Who will be responsible for the delivery of the initiative/project.

The criteria for a Community Fund award should meet the basic selection criteria of the General Grants Fund ie. be of benefit to the community.

The Policy & Management Committee meets in public and you are welcome to attend the meeting to hear the committee discuss your grant application please contact the Town Clerk at the address above or on 01483 523575 or at [email protected] for details of how to attend a meeting.

GENERAL GRANTS FUND

For organisations within the Parish of Godalming wishing to apply for one-off funding for a specific project in excess of £1,000 or organisations outside of the Parish of Godalming applying for any level of grant support.

Applications for consideration under this category must be received no later the first Monday in August and will be considered by the Council at its September meeting for in year funding.  However, applications which are to cover urgent unplanned circumstances may be accepted for consideration; applicants are advised to contact [email protected] before submitting a short notice application.

To apply for a grant from Godalming Town Council organisations need to complete an application form. You can download an application form at the bottom of this section. When you have completed the application form return it along with the accompanying documents listed in the criteria below to:

Town Clerk
Godalming Town Council
107-109 High Street
Godalming
Surrey GU7 1AQ

GENERAL GRANT FUND APPLICATION FORM

Please click here to download a Grant Application Form

SERVICE LEVEL AGREEMENTS

Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are an instrument through which the Council guarantees a specified level of financial support for an agreed period of time for the provision of a specific service that benefits the community.  Such arrangements allow the service provider the financial security to invest in a service and the Council with measurable outcomes for the support provided.  Further details regarding SLAs can be found in the Grant Funding Policy & Procedures

Applications for consideration under this category must be received no later the first Monday in August and will be considered by the Council at its September meeting.  Any award granted will be effective from the 1 April the following calendar year.

If you wish to apply under this category you are advised to contact the Town Clerk to discuss either by calling 01483 523575 or emailing [email protected]

CARBON REDUCTION & BIODIVERSITY FUND

Godalming Town Council established a Carbon Reduction & Biodiversity Fund in July 2019 in order to provide funding towards projects where a primary aim is to reduce CO2 emissions from households, organisations or individuals in Godalming and promote biodiversity. The fund is designed to support activities such as (but not limited to); practical work, feasibility studies/research projects, awareness raising or training.

The Council anticipates that projects which fit into one or more of the following themes to be eligible for this grant, though innovative schemes which further the aims of this grant, but do not fit within these categories are also welcome to apply.

  • Energy conservation and renewable energy,
  • Reduction in energy use in homes, businesses and elsewhere,
  • Low carbon transport,
  • Farming and food, particularly the production, sale and consumption of preferably organic locally sourced food
  • Community involvement in reducing CO2 emissions
  • The creation, restoration or enhancement of wildlife habitats

The primary criterion for carbon reduction applications to the fund is CO2 savings per pound spent. The carbon reduction grants are intended to help facilitate projects whose primary aim is to reduce CO2 emissions within Godalming parish. Although not required, applications who are able to provide a quantitative estimate of CO2 savings that result from their proposed activity will be favoured.

The primary criterion for biodiversity applications to the fund is biodiversity net gain.

The fund can endorse projects which enable applicants to leverage income from other sources or be the full and only sponsor of the project.

Applications will be considered the Town Council’s Environment & Planning Committee annually on a date to be announced soon.

Further information on this grant scheme can be found in the Carbon Reduction & Biodiversity Fund Application Guidance Notes.

Please use this Application Form when applying for a grant from the Carbon Reduction & Biodiversity Fund.