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COMMUNITY GRANT up to £1,500

WILL YOUR PROJECT BE THE ONE TO WIN THIS YEAR?

The Community Grants enable residents of Long Ashton and Leigh Woods to have a direct say in how some of the Parish Council’s money is spent.  There is a total of £2000 set aside for 2 grants to benefit the community and the residents of Long Ashton and Leigh Woods will be able to vote at a public meeting in October on which projects should be funded.

If you have an idea to make the village happier or healthier and other residents agree, you could get a maximum of £1500 to support your proposal. A small amount can make a huge difference to local groups, so this is your chance to put your idea to the test of public opinion.

This time there will be two grants: one of £1500 and the other of £500. Groups or individuals from the parish can apply for both but cannot win both grants. The process is:

Stage 1  Complete an application form (available here or from the clerk) explaining how the community will benefit from your idea. Submit it by midday, Tuesday, 2nd May 2017.

Stage 2  The Parish Council will check applications to ensure they are practical, appropriate and achievable; and most importantly within the Council’s spending powers. The projects going forward to the decision event will be included in June's Newsletter and on this website.

Stage 3  Come to the decision event in October; present your idea; persuade residents to vote for your project.

For further information about applying or how the process works please contact the Parish Clerk.

Projects might make our lives more sustainable such as developing a nature reserve, improving knowledge of the footpaths or improving biodiversity; or more healthy such as tackling loneliness; or increase our appreciation of our heritage, perhaps recording our local history.

These are just a few examples and we hope innovative ideas will be put forward to improve community life.

For the full terms see here. 


                                                 Parish Council Grants

Each year the Parish Council awards a small number of grants to organisations that benefit the residents of the parish. CLICK HERE for an application form and more information.  Contact the Clerk if you have any questions. Applications must be received by the 30th November in order to be considered for funding in the next financial year (2018/19).

Applications for the 2017/18 year are now closed but the Parish Council does sometimes make emergency grants so if your need is urgent please contact the Clerk.
 
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The Community Resilience network aims to build strong, resilient communities, prepared to deal with any emergency using local resources and trained volunteers. Emergency responders will always have to prioritise those in greatest need during an emergency, especially where life is in danger. During these times, and in those first few critical hours following an incident, utilising local knowledge, skills and resources could significantly reduce the impact of an emergency. Your local knowledge and enthusiasm could make a real difference in your community. Interested in volunteering? Then find out more.

Suggestions Please

If you feel the parish could be an even better place e-mail the Clerk with your suggestions Clerk@longashtonparishcouncil.com  

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