Our capital grants and you 1 Capital grants

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Our capital grants and you 1

Our capital grants and you 1

Capital grants When How Why What Who How Much Where 2

Capital grants When How Why What Who How Much Where 2

Things we do fund • Allotments, burial grounds, recreation grounds, ponds, green spaces and

Things we do fund • Allotments, burial grounds, recreation grounds, ponds, green spaces and public car parks • Festive decorations, village signs, notice boards, memorials and clocks • Leisure, play and sports facilities • Community and public buildings (including public toilets) • Equipment purchases including defibrillators, furniture, AV/IT items and much more • Purchase of land/property for community use • Community website design (or similar) * List based on the roles of parish/town councils on the NALC and loval. gov websites 3

Things we don’t fund • • Litter and dog waste bins • • Flood

Things we don’t fund • • Litter and dog waste bins • • Flood prevention/alleviation • • Traffic calming and speed management Entertainment, community festivals and public art Sport development/active communities Community safety and preventing anti-social behaviour General spending (revenue costs) Bridleways, footpaths and rights of way Street lighting, roads, traffic signs, bus shelters and verge/service strip maintenance Community transport schemes 4

Recent improvements • One scheme for large and small grants • Open more often

Recent improvements • One scheme for large and small grants • Open more often • Removed the £ 100, 000 maximum • Added a £ 1, 000 minimum • Pay in two stages • Removed the two-year break before applying again • Revised the scoring criteria 5

Other grants my team look after Revenue grants • For non-profit community organisations excluding

Other grants my team look after Revenue grants • For non-profit community organisations excluding local councils and statutory bodies • Committed the funding for four years from 2013/14 – 2016/17 • Fund services that work with priorities from our corporate plan • The services we fund are offered district wide or help specific vulnerable groups Young Achiever Awards • • • Open to 11 – 18 year olds living in the district Categories are citizenship, art and sport Can receive up to £ 250 6

Other council services and you Name of service/scheme Team responsible Community loans (low interest)

Other council services and you Name of service/scheme Team responsible Community loans (low interest) Finance Flooding grants Technical services Community safety grants and advice Community safety Community led planning advice Policy and partnerships Community art projects Art development Neighbourhood planning / Local plan Planning policy Sport participation/development Leisure Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy contributions Planning policy 7

What’s on offer for your parishioners Type of assistance Team responsible Fuel poverty (residential)

What’s on offer for your parishioners Type of assistance Team responsible Fuel poverty (residential) and energy saving home improvements Policy and partnerships Disabled facility grants (residential) and small home repairs Environmental health Empty home loans and help to buy scheme (residential) Housing team Home improvements loans Environmental health Mortgage rescue scheme and homelessness prevention Housing team LEADER grants (for organisations) Economic development 8

Contacting the grants team Contact us on 01235 540525 or grants@southandvale. gov. uk Carole

Contacting the grants team Contact us on 01235 540525 or [email protected] gov. uk Carole Cumming grants team leader Sophie Milton grants officer Shona Ware communications and grants manager 9