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Community and Voluntary Grants (Historic)

Who Can and Who Cannot Apply

The Council operates an equal opportunities policy and will not discriminate against any group specifically on the grounds of race, ethnic or national origin, religion or creed, disability or impairment, gender, sexual orientation or marital status, employment status, social class or any other unjustified grounds.

Who Can Apply:

Generally, the Council will consider applications under the relevant schemes from registered charities, voluntary and community groups together with clubs and societies.  Organisations need to demonstrate, as a minimum, a Constitution or Terms of Reference and a system for recording income and expenditure.  Grants will not be awarded to organisations which hold over six months running costs in reserve.

More details are specified in the criteria for each scheme.

We would particularly welcome joint applications from groups who feel they can achieve more by working together - collaboratively or in partnership with other projects or groups - for a specific project or activity.

Who cannot apply:

Generally, the Council cannot accept applications from:

  • Individuals
  • Private groups operating as a business for profit
  • Local groups whose fundraising is sent to their national
    headquarters for re-distribution
  • National and regional organisations unless they have a local base and/or where their application is for a specific project with people in the Borough of Wellingborough
  • Political parties or organisations intending to support or oppose any particular party, or to discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation
  • Religious or educational establishments