The Trent Valley is accepting applications for Community Grants Scheme to plan and deliver projects within the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme area which will benefit the natural, cultural, and built heritage of the area.
Specifically, grant assisted projects must contribute to at least one of the following objectives:
- Conserving, protecting, and/ or enhancing the natural, built, or cultural heritage;
- Helping people learn about their natural, built, or cultural heritage;
- Helping communities celebrate the natural, built, or cultural heritage;
- Increasing people’s awareness and enjoyment of the Transforming the Trent Valley area for residents and/or those working in or visiting the area.
- Capital costs e.g. new equipment, upgrading of equipment and buildings;
- Revenue costs e.g. training, consultants, professional fees, room hire, event costs, event publicity, leaflets;
- The Transforming the Trent Valley grants programme offers grants of £500 – £2,000 to cover up to 50% of project costs. Groups will need to provide match funding for their projects in order to receive a Transforming the Trent Valley grant.
Costs that can be supported
- Capital costs e.g. new equipment, upgrading of equipment and buildings.
- Revenue costs e.g. training, consultants, professional fees, room hire, event costs, event publicity, leaflets.
Costs that cannot be funded
- Recoverable VAT (if you are not VAT registered, then VAT can be applied for);
- Retrospective costs (costs incurred or committed to before receiving the Grant Offer Letter);
- General appeals;
- Costs for activities that are entirely or mainly set up to promote religious or political beliefs;
- Projects involving activities that are a statutory responsibility;
- Projects that are not benefiting the Transforming the Trent Valley area;
- Projects that do not meet at least one of the Transforming the Trent Valley objectives;
- Staff salaries of applicant organisation.
‘Not for profit’ organisations that fall into one or more of the following categories:
- A community or voluntary group/organisation;
- A registered charity;
- A social enterprise or other non-profit making organisation;
- A parish council;
- A school;
- A place of worship;
- The following cannot apply for a community grant:
- Private businesses;
- Any other organisation (formal or informal in structure) with the ability to distribute funds and/or assets among its members;
- Applicants with projects outside of the TTTV area and/or do not meet the aims of the scheme.
For more information, visit https://www.thetrentvalley.org.uk/community_grants.php