Lancing Parish Council makes annual provision for grant aid (currently £5,000) which is determined by successful application during each financial year. Unused provision in any one year will not be carried forward to the next year.
Applications for financial assistance from organisations serving the residents of Lancing will only be considered. The Council will not normally provide grants to bridge perceived gaps in the provision of community services that are the responsibility of other Authorities.
Applications, complete with supporting documentation, are to be forwarded to the Parish Clerk before the 31st August in each year for consideration in the current financial year. Grants will be awarded by the Finance & General Purposes Committee alongside competing applications in September.
The Parish Council will require the following information:
1. The latest financial statement of the organisation seeking assistance
2. A comprehensive description of the purpose for which grant aid is sought
3. The total cost of the project
4. The amount of grant sought from the Council
5. Details of applications to other sources
6. A statement indicating the way in which the project will be totally funded
Where a grant exceeds £1,999, the Parish Council is required by statute to obtain evidence from the Grantee that the grant has been spent in accordance with the description of the project given at the time of application.
The Committee will not consider any application unless all questions have been answered and the required information is supplied at the time of the application.
The Council encourages applicants to attend the Finance & General Purposes Committee Meeting in September when the grant aid applications will be determined. If successful, the applicant may be requested to submit a post event report outlining how the grant aid has benefitted Lancing to a future Committee meeting.