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Grant Award Scheme

In 2016 the Council decided to create a new system to enable them to award grants to community groups and projects operating within Leigh-on-Sea. We aim to help organisations that are either non-profit making or charitable, and allow groups to apply for a grant of up to £500 once a year. This could be for any community initiative which benefits residents, the grant can also be awarded as a bursary for room hire at Leigh Community Centre.

There are two rounds of applications each year, the closing dates for applications are always the 31st March and 30th September. Applications are then considered at the next Full Council meeting. 

How to apply

Groups applying for the grant should ideally have clearly written aims and objectives, a written constitution, membership rules and a bank account in its own name with more than one authorised representative required to sign each cheque, however all applications will be considered by the Council.

We cannot accept applications from political parties, commercial organisations, purposes for which there is a statutory duty upon other local or central government departments to fund or provide or organisations intending to support or oppose any particular political party or to discriminate on the grounds of race, religion or disability. 

All grants are awarded at the councils discretion, to organisations which can demonstrate a clear need for financial support to achieve an objective that will benefit the Town by:

  • Providing a service or requiring room hire at Leigh Community Centre
  • Providing activities
  • Enhancing the quality of life
  • Improving the environment
  • Promoting Leigh-on-Sea in a positive way

Applications will NOT be considered for: 

  • Projects which benefit single individuals or private business projects
  • Projects that are the prime statutory responsibility of other government bodies
  • Projects that simply replace existing facilities with no significant improvement
  • Projects that improve or benefit privately owned land or property
  • Projects that have already been completed, or will have been by the time the grant is issued
  • Prize money

Download the Grant Award Scheme Application form hereFor more information please contact Leigh-on-Sea Town Council directly on 01702 716288 or by emailing

For more information please contact Leigh-on-Sea Town Council directly on 01702 716288 or by emailing council@leighonseatowncouncil.gov.uk.

 

Grant Award Scheme Recipients

A list of all the charities and organisations that we have awarded Grants too since launching the scheme
 
Name of Organisation Amount Awarded Date
The Hoy at Anchor Folk Club £500 Bursary May 2021
Phoenix Rangers £330 Grant May 2021
The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch £500 Grant/Bursary May 2021
Lower Thames Rowing Club £500 Bursary May 2021
Four Oars Rowing Club £500 Grant May 2021
Incredible Edible £250 Grant May 2021
Southend in Sight £500 Grant May 2021
Friends of Love Leigh Cliffs £500 Grant November 2020
Friends of Leigh Library Gardens  £500 Grant November 2020
Leigh Lymphoedema Support Group £500 Grant/Bursary November 2020
PEACe (Parents of Estranged Adult Children) Support Group £200 Grant/Bursary November 2020
Continuity of Carer Midwife Team £162 Bursary November 2020
Southend Area Bus Users Group £201.60 Bursary May 2020
South East and Central Essex Mind £500 Bursary May 2020
Yantlet Residents Association £500 Grant November 2019
Leigh-on-Sea SEND Families £181.44 Bursary November 2019
N-Act Theatre £500 Grant November 2019
Friends of Leigh Library Gardens £500 Grant November 2019
The Phab Shop/ Phab Cafe £500 Grant November 2019
Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust £172 Bursary November 2019
Beat It! Cancer Rehab Sessions £500 Grant November 2019
Southend Scout and Guide Gang Show £191.40 Bursary November 2019
Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea £500 Grant May 2019
Leigh Art Trail £500 Grant May 2019
The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch £91.20 Bursary May 2019
Leigh Folk Festival £500 Grant May 2019
Southend Area Bus Users Group £156 Bursary May 2019
Havens Hospice £168 Bursary May 2019
Boomerang Bags £205.20 Bursary November 2018
Fusion Youth and Kids £250 Grant November 2018
North Thames FLAG £200 Bursary November 2018
CRE4TE Collab £182.40 Bursary November 2018
Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust £172 Bursary November 2018
Beat It! Cancer Rehab Sessions £429 Bursary November 2018
Southend YMCA £500 Bursary November 2018
Southend RNLI £500 Grant May 2018
Leigh Folk Festival £500 Grant May 2018
Lorraine Nicol - Dementia Friends £230.40 Bursary May 2018
N-Act Theatre £500 Bursary May 2018
Southend Area Bus Users Group £101.25 Bursary May 2018
The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch £68 Bursary May 2018
Beat It! Cancer Rehab Sessions £429 Bursary November 2017
North Thames FLAG £200 Bursary November 2017
N-Act Theatre £240 Bursary, £260 Grant November 2017
Leigh Art Trail £500 Grant November 2017
The Olive Tree Centre £250 Grant November 2017
Southend Area Bus Users Group £108 Bursary May 2017
Blade Education £432 Bursary May 2017
Southend Carnival £500 Grant May 2017
The Royal British Legion - Leigh-on-Sea Branch £76 Bursary May 2017
Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust £144 Bursary May 2017
Lions Club of Leigh-on-Sea £500 Grant May 2017
Leigh Art Trail £500 Grant May 2017
3rd Chalkwell Bay Sea Scout Group £250 Grant November 2016