This website is provided to give guidance to community groups who may be considering applying for a grant from the Grampound Community Fund. It is only guidance and applicants are advised to seek advice from members of the community advisory panel or from Grantscape before submitting applications. In the case of any differences between what is on this website and what is on the Grantscape website, the Grantscape website and the information given by Grantscape staff will be the definitive information.
Grampound Community Fund
A Community Benefit Fund has now been established for the two wind turbines that will soon be constructed on land at Garlenick. The Fund will be available for the lifetime of the operational site and will provide grants for local organisations, projects and good causes.
The Grampound Community Fund has £15,000 available per year for community grants between £150 and £7,500. There will be one funding round each year, although if the whole annual sum is not committed by the first deadline, further applications may be considered later in the year.
In addition, just during the first year, a one-off amount of £50,000 was also made available.
The 2017 round of funding has now closed. Applications were considered by the advisory panel at their meeting on Tuesday 13 June. The sum available to allocate in 2017 was £15,739. Details of the applications for this year's fund and the recommendations from the panel can be viewed on the page panel meetings.
Who can apply for a grant?
To be eligible for a grant, you need to be a properly constituted, not-for-profit, or non profit-distributing community/voluntary group or charity. This includes the parish council. The group must be based within the parish of Grampound with Creed and the project must be for the benefit of people within the parish.
What types of projects can the Fund support?
Grants are available for community and environmental projects. Examples include energy efficiency schemes, public playgrounds, sports equipment, community centres, or other projects that can demonstrate a clear community benefit.
How will grant decisions be reached?
All applications for grants will be made to Grantscape, a charity appointed by Airvolution to administer the monies. The recently elected community advisory panel will meet to consider the applications submitted and advise Grantscape as to which projects it is recommending for approval.
How do I apply for a grant?
You will need to complete an online application form which you can find on the Grantscape website. The website portal is now open for applications. See application process. If you are thinking about applying for a grant, you may wish to contact one of the panel members and arrange a meeting at which further details about the process can be provided to you.
Panel meetings to consider grant applications
For further information, see Panel Meetings.
Elections for panel members autumn 2016
Elections for panel members were held in the autumn of 2016; for further information see advisory panel.