Grants & Subsidies
Ashington Town Council can offer small grants and funding to local voluntary and community groups or not for profit organisations that are based in or serve the community of Ashington.
Organisations should be able to demonstrate their independence with at least three individuals on the governing body and have an appropriate governing document in place. Organisations must be either:
- a constituted group
- a registered charity
- a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
- a Community Interest Company (CIC)
- a Company Limited by Guarantee
Organisations must clearly demonstrate clear and identified benefits to those who reside in Ashington through any possible funding and provide the approximate number of residents who will benefit.
Organisations must have no undue restriction to membership.
New organisations can apply providing they aim to meet the criteria above.
Applications will not be accepted from:
- businesses and other for profit organisations
- Other Town or Parish Councils
Except in exceptional circumstances, so agreed by the Town Council, the maximum grant available from the Small Grants and Donations Fund is £750. If the funding requested is part of a larger overall scheme or project, applicants must be able to demonstrate that other funding is secured prior to the release of any agreed Town Council monies.
For more information and to make an application please see the link to the Application For A Small Grant below.
In addition to the Small Grant Scheme, Ashington Town Council also provides funding to voluntary & community sector infrastructure organisations operating in the town as well as the town's main sports clubs.