Community Grants Scheme 2021/22
In previous years the Council has allocated a percentage of the New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding it received to the NHB Community Grants Scheme. However, funding from Central Government for NHB has reduced for 2021/22 and there is no certainty around its provision in future years. Therefore, for 2021/22 the Council was left with £12,000 to distribute within the community. Due to the exceptional circumstances the District has found itself in and continues to face due to the pandemic, it was agreed that an additional £68,000 from Covid grant funding should be combined with this figure to create a community grants budget for 2021/22.
For the financial year 2021/22 the Council has allocated £80,000 for a Community Grant Scheme. This Scheme will run for 12 months and be reviewed as part of the budget process for the financial year 2022/23.
The Community Grants Scheme will replace the NHB Community Grants Scheme but will follow the principles of that original scheme and applications will be limited to a maximum of £5,000 per project.
Whilst the scheme will open for the submission of application forms from 4th May 2021. The Council has decided to make the forms and information about the scheme available sooner in order for people to start thinking about any projects within their communities that would benefit from these funds, as this may be particularly relevant in these difficult times. The closing date for applications to be received by the Council is currently 5.00 p.m. Friday 18th June 2021, although it should be appreciated that this may change.
A checking service for applications will be provided, so if you would like to take advantage of this your draft application should be received by 9.00 am on 28th May 2021.
Completed applications can be emailed to NHBGrants@bromsgrove.gov.uk or posted to the Head of Finance and Customer Services, Bromsgrove District Council, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove B61 8DA. To be received between 9:00 am on 4th May 2021 and 5:00 pm on Friday 18th June 2021 (applications received before or after these dates will not be considered).
Whilst the dates have been agreed it should be noted that under the current circumstances these may change. Any changes will be posted on this page in due course.