Surrey Heath Borough Council has awarded revenue grants for the past 17 years.
The Council invites applications 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. This open funding stream can include core costs. Bids are invited from organisations that meet the criteria in providing services in our community to enable the Council to achieve its short and long term strategies.
Who can apply?
This scheme is aimed at organisations that are fully compliant and registered ‘not for profit organisations’, such as charities. Please refer to the Council's objectives from our Five Year Strategy, and the previous grant award information. All applications must demonstrate a clear benefit to the local Surrey Heath community, or a section of it.
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 is a forecasted to be retained at £200,000 (that includes the ring fenced funds for the above organisations). Please note this will be subject to confirmation when the Council Budgets are set, which is expected towards the end of 2020. Any revisions to this figure will be available prior to the awards at the Council Executive meeting on January 19, 2021.
When can you apply?
The scheme is open annually and covers the period from April 1 2021 - March 31 2022. Please note that applications received after 9am on November 16 2020, or any incomplete applications, will not be considered.
All awards made are linked to Service Level Agreements, to ensure the changing local priorities and needs continue to be met.
How to apply
Please have the following information available before you start completing the on-line form:
1. Charity/CIO number and charity type information
2. VAT number
3. Number of residents who received a service from you in: Sept 2020, 2019 and 2018: how many people outside of Surrey Heath received this service in Sept 20.
4. Your Annual plan
5. Audited accounts, bank statements, forecasts of costs for 2021/22, and unrestricted reserves at 31.03.20, and unaudited accounts for the period 31/03-30/09/20
To apply please complete the Revenue Grant Scheme application form.
If you have any questions, please contact Jayne Boitoult via phone (01276 707464) or email (Jayne.Boitoult@surreyheath.gov.uk) or Ben Sword via phone 01276 707272 or email (Ben.Sword@surreyheath.gov.uk)
This is a discretionary scheme that can be changed or withdrawn at any time, and the Council decision is final on all applications received.