The Community Affairs Committee support local groups and organisations through the Community Grants Scheme which has a annual budget of £34,480 for 2020/21 and £37,000 for 2021/22.
There are 2 tranches of grants to ensure that as many organisations as possible have the opportunity to apply. The first tranche ties in with the new financial year and is now open with the second tranche open in October.
Applications will be considered from organisations for projects which benefit people in Monmouth. Applications are welcome from groups and organisations across the town. Applications from national organisations having local branches may be considered, but must demonstrate that the project will be of benefit, either directly or indirectly, to communities in Monmouth. Successful projects have included Transition Monmouth's Community Fridge, Rotary Monmouth's Green Wall, Mayhem Theatre Group and Monmouth Sports Association.
The applicant will be expected to raise at least 25% of the cost of the project or the equipment through other fund-raising activities although during the COVID 19 pandemic some organisations were granted 100% of the funds as the committee understood the difficulties of fundraising during lockdown.
Please note that applications from/for the following will NOT be considered:
- Organisations seeking to promote, support or oppose any political party
- Commercial businesses
- Organisations seeking to promote, support or oppose any religious group
- The scheme is not applicable to large scale construction works such as a contribution towards a new village hall.
If you are interested in applying for a Community Grant please complete the application form using the available guidance notes or send us an email should you have any questions.
The closing date for the first tranche of grants for 2021/22 is Friday 19th March 2021.