Mablethorpe and Sutton Town Council provides financial assistance to local groups and organisations whose activities provide direct benefit to the community served by the Council.
What is eligible for financial assistance?
The following guidelines are provided to help an applicant determine whether they qualify for a grant.
- Applications should be for a specific project, for example new or replacement equipment, an event or project or the cost of establishing a new group;
- Applications will not normally be supported from individuals;
The Council will not support revenue expenditure, that is the ongoing running costs of an organisation;
- Any grant awarded will never exceed 50% of the cost of the project;
Grants will not normally be awarded in consecutive years to an organisation for any purpose except to core clients who are:-
East Lindsey Citizens Advice Bureau
Alford and Mablethorpe Dial-a-Ride
Sutton-on-Sea Primary School
Mablethorpe Primary School
St. Clements PCC
- Only one grant will be awarded to an organisation during any one year, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Making an application
All applications must be submitted on the Town Council’s application form. Details about the group or organisation must be provided, including a copy of the most recent audited accounts and the constitution of the body. In the case of a new group, a business plan will be required rather than the audited accounts.
The Town Council will also wish to see strong evidence of self help by the group. In addition evidence of the expenditure incurred on the project must be submitted to the Council within 6 months of the award, together with a brief report of the benefits to the community resulting from the grant.