Capital Grants

Rushcliffe Borough Council

Capital Grants to Voluntary Organisations, Town and Parish Councils

Guidance for Applicants

          The Council, working through its Cabinet Member for Resources, allocates one-off grants to bona fide and properly constituted voluntary organisations, town and parish councils in support of projects that will benefit the local community.

          Facilities owned by religious organisations are eligible for consideration of grant aid only if there is a substantial and well defined programme of local community use.

          Capital grants (defined as those above £1000) in respect of projects that benefit the local community at large will be capped at a maximum of 20% of the cost of the project, excluding professional fees. (This means that projects must exceed a total cost of £5,000 excluding professional fees to qualify).

          Capital grants (defined as those above £1000) that benefit only, or mainly, members of a particular club or organisation will be capped at a maximum of 15% of the cost of the project, excluding professional fees. (This means that projects must exceed a total cost of £7,000 to qualify)

          In either case, the maximum available grant will be £15,000 towards any single project.

          In all cases (except those where landfill tax or similar grants are involved) applicants will be required to match at least the same amount as the grant they request from the Borough Council from their own resources (i.e. not from other public grants) before the Council will consider making a contribution.

          To protect the interests of the Council and to ensure that there are means by which the Council may attempt to recover its contribution should a project fail within five years of a grant being paid, a formal contract will be required between the Council and recipients of capital grant aid above £7,500. "Failure" in these terms, will be deemed to include instances where the terms under which the grant was made, change sufficiently for the Council to conclude that the anticipated community benefits and outcomes no longer apply.

          The anticipated outcomes of projects that receive capital grant aid above £7,500 should be set out on the application form, and it will be a condition of grant that the applicant organisation may be required to report annually on the actual outcomes for a period of five years after the project has been completed.

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Your personal information will not be shared with any third party, other than our data processor.
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  • By post: Data Protection Officer, Rushcliffe Borough Council, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7YG.
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