Community Grants Scheme

Applications Window Now Open

The Town Council is pleased to announce that the first window for charities and organisations to apply for a grant is now open. The deadline for receipt of applications in the first instance is the 7th of August 2020 at close of business. The Community Grants Working Group shall then sit on the 14th August 2020 to decide each application on its own merits in line with the Policy.

Applicants must be available on the 14th August 2020 to present to the Working Group which comprises 3 elected councillors and 2 non-elected volunteers. Please note due to the continuing Coronavirus situation applicants must have access to the internet or a telephone as the Council is currently conducting its business via social distancing and Zoom conferencing facilities. If the situation changes, an invitation to the Town Council shall be sent to appear and present in person with Covid-secure measures in place.

These grants are for charities and organisations which operate on a not for profit basis and can demonstrate a wider public benefit to the residents of Christchurch. The Policy and Application Form describes in greater detail how the scheme operates and those organisations which qualify. Applicants are referred to the Policy in the first instance although the Town Clerk is contactable via email if further clarification is sought.

Community Grant Policy

Grant Application Form