Grants for the Community
East Garston Parish Council encourages community groups and projects to flourish. For several years they have operated a programme of grants to encourage community groups and individuals to establish new projects and facilities that will benefit the community. This programme uses the discretionary powers held by the Parish Council under section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
Community organisations are invited to apply for a grant of up to £500 for projects that can be identified as having a significant benefit to the community. In the year 2017/2018 East Garston Parish Council has earmarked a total fund of up to £1000 for approved projects. It is hoped that this will continue as an annual programme but will be reviewed each year subject to affordability.
The application period for 2017/18 has now closed. Look out for the announcement of the 2018/19 programme.