SHBC Revenue Grant scheme open for applications

Date: 

Tuesday, 20 October, 2020

Surrey Heath Borough Council’s Revenue Grant Scheme is open for applications for the forthcoming financial year.

The Council is keen to hear from organisations that provide vital services – whether helping people in their daily lives, or contributing to the community through the arts, sport, or access to the natural environment.

Bids are invited from fully compliant and registered ‘not for profit organisations’, such as charities, that meet the criteria in providing services in our community to enable the Council to achieve its short and long term strategies.

All applications must demonstrate a clear benefit to the local Surrey Heath community, or a section of it.

Portfolio Holder for Support and Safeguarding, Cllr Josephine Hawkins, said: “This scheme is vital to many local organisations that provide key services in the Borough, whether through community activities, supporting local people, or promoting the natural environment.

“I urge any group who might qualify to find out more about the scheme and apply before the November 16 deadline.

”Where organisations undertake work on the Council’s behalf, the Council Executive has agreed to ring fence their funds. This relates to Citizens Advice Surrey Heath, Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership and Basingstoke Canal Authority.

The total cash budget available for the scheme is forecasted to be retained at a maximum of £200,000 (to be confirmed in early 2021 when the Council approves its budgets for the year), which is inclusive of the ringfenced funds for the above organisations.

The scheme covers the period from April 1 2021 - March 31 2022. Applications need to be received before 9am on November 16 2020.

All awards made are linked to Service Level Agreements, to ensure the changing local priorities and needs continue to be met.

More information, and application form: surreyheath.gov.uk/revenue-grant-scheme