In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Leigh-on-Sea Town Council have been working on practical solutions on ways they can support the community during these uncertain times.
A new scheme is being officially launched today – Leigh-on-Sea Town Council’s Coronavirus Emergency Community Fund. £10,000 has currently been set aside for the fund, from an existing volunteer programme but Council will consider further funding in due course if necessary.
External not-for-profits groups/organisations along with charities, are welcome to apply for grants from £250 up to £1000, to directly help support residents within Leigh. Additional applications can also be made again where proof of expenditure is provided.
Applications cannot be considered from political parties, commercial organisations or for projects that benefit individuals, private businesses, projects that fall outside the Town Council remit, or those that improve private land or property.
Grants will be reviewed within one week of being received by a panel of Councillors.
The full policy details can be found below, click here to download an application form. Please send completed application forms to firstname.lastname@example.org
The purpose of this grant given by Leigh-on-Sea Town Council (LTC) is to support local community initiatives related to the coronavirus pandemic (the current emergency) and which will directly benefit the area or its residents (whether fully or in part) with the benefit being commensurate with expenditure.
The organisation must be either non-profit making or charitable, with clearly written aims & objectives, and ideally a written constitution and membership rules. It must have a bank account in its own name with more than one authorised representative for expenditure or a dedicated fundraising account through a recognised platform.
Applications will NOT be considered from:
This list is not exclusive and may be added to at the Council’s discretion
LTC awards emergency grants, at its absolute discretion, to organisations or groups which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to achieve an objective related to the current emergency which will benefit the Town by providing a support service to residents of the Town in terms of their health and wellbeing and quality of life
Applications will NOT be considered for:
A grant request can only be for a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £1000 (although further grant applications may be submitted if receipts can be produced or provided as evidence to where or what the previous grant was spent on). Any amount stated in the application form does not guarantee an award for the stated amount.
Each application will be assessed on its own merits by a Panel of members of LTC in consultation with the Town Clerk. However, to ensure that there is a fair distribution of available funds, the Panel will take into account the extent to which funding has been sought or secured from other sources or fundraising activities
The Panel may make the award subject to such additional conditions and requirements as it considers appropriate. The organisation (or group) will receive notice of the outcome of their application within one week of submission of their application.