Guidance Notes For Applicants
- The area of benefit of the Charity is the town of Burton upon Trent together with the neighbouring parishes of Branston, Stretton and Outwoods, Rolleston-on-Dove, Tutbury, Barton-under-Needwood and Rangemore. Applications will only be considered from organisations which demonstrate that they benefit the residents of the area.
- Please complete in BLOCK CAPITALS and BLACK ink.
- Please ensure the form is fully completed and signed. Incomplete forms will be returned to the applicant. Do not provide additional information as a substitute for completing each section of the form.
- Be clear and precise when describing the project for which funds are being sought. You must be able to demonstrate that the project will be for the public benefit.
- Please state clearly both the total cost of the project and the amount of the grant you are applying for. You should detail what the money will actually be spent on.
- Where applicable, a minimum of two quotes should be provided (from local suppliers where possible).
- Your latest set of audited or independently examined accounts must be provided. New ventures should provide a business / project plan and budget or management accounts.
- You must provide a copy of your organisation's governing document, rules or constitution.
- Applications will be acknowledged within 7 working days of receipt.
- Applications for retrospective grants will not be considered by the Trustees unless evidence can be provided of extenuating circumstances.
- Following the closing date for applications, a shortlist of applicants will be drawn up who will be invited to present their proposal to the Trustees.
If your application is successful you will have to agree to the following terms and conditions before payment of the grant will be made:
- You should give recognition to the funding from the Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent wherever appropriate.
- A representative of the Consolidated Charity will be appointed to monitor the performance of the applicant and to report to the Trustees.
- A representative of the Consolidated Charity should be invited to a relevant promotional activity.
- You must co-operate with any requests for further information arising from the Charity's grant monitoring procedures.
- You should be capable of demonstrating a clear benefit to the residents of the area of benefit arising as a result of a successful application.