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Grants to community and voluntary organisations

Grants to voluntary and community groups based in the Basildon Borough.

This grant is available to all constituted voluntary and community groups based in the Basildon Borough and will fund up to £2,000 towards project costs.

Match funding is recommended.

Please note that the provision of voluntary and community grant funding is not a statutory Council duty. Grant funding has only been made available at the discretion of Basildon Council.

Please also be mindful that we may receive more applications than we can provide funding for. If this is the case then we may only be able to provide a part of the funding you have applied for, or we may not be able to provide any funding at all, even if your project meets all of the criteria. This applies to all grants.

Fund status

This fund is open to applications

Round 1: 1st April 2017 to 28th July 2017

Round 2: 31st July 2017 to 27th October 2017

Round 3: 30th October to 26th January 2018

All applications must be received by 5.15pm on the closing dates to be considered.

Conditions and eligibility criteria

  • Awarded to formally constituted voluntary and community organisations based in the Borough who provide benefits to the residents
  • Applications for one off projects but not for financial assistance toward annual operational expenses
  • This grant will not pay for salaries or any other general running or core costs, such as utility bills.
  • Required to show how the project contributes towards one or more of the aims outlined in the pdf icon Basildon Council - Corporate Plan 2016-2020 [9Mb]
  • Must also provide Constitution and latest Statement of accounts
  • Grants awarded are between £100 and £2000.

Grant application forms

Please download, complete and return an application form (available below in MS Word and Adobe Acrobat format).

Make sure you read the guidance notes.

MS Word format

Adobe Acrobat format

Please return completed grant application forms to The Funding Officer, see contact details below.

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