- Skylark Award Policy and Application Form 2018 -2019 (MS Word, 60 Kb)
- The Baildon Plan update 2014 (PDF, 4.8 Mb)
The Baildon Plan (2014) to be read in conjunction with applications made to the Skylark Community Grant Award.
Baildon Town Council is supportive of the work of community or voluntary groups operating within the Town. The Council offer community grants of, generally, up to £500 to such groups on an ongoing basis.
This document attached explains more about the scheme, how it operates, who can apply – and how to make an application.
WHO CAN APPLY FOR A GRANT?
Grants are available to any community or voluntary group based in Baildon, or operating a substantial part of their activities in Baildon.
You must be able to demonstrate that any grant given will be of benefit to the people living within the Town.
Applications are only accepted from recognised, bona-fide, non-profit making organisations or groups who are properly constituted and can provide their constitution document.
Grants cannot be made available to individuals, nor can they be made available to business or profit-making organisations.
WHEN ARE GRANTS AVAILABLE/WHEN CAN I APPLY?
Please see the notes attached to the application form as grants are agreed at certain meetings during the year.
WHAT CAN THE MONEY BE USED FOR?
Your organisation can apply for a grant towards any appropriate project, event or the purchase of equipment that will benefit people living in Baildon.
The Council will not consider any grant towards day-to-day running costs such as rents, electricity, telephone charges etc. or towards any staff salaries or wages.
Grants can be awarded as a contribution towards a larger project, although the Council will wish to see evidence that you have access to the balance of the required money before funds are made available.
HOW DO I APPLY?
A link to a document containing these notes and an application form is shown above. The form can be printed and returned by post or completed electronically. You can also request a paper copy to be sent to you by contacting the Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01274 593169 and return it in the post. There is also a link to the Baildon Plan update 2014 which will need to be read in conjunction with the application form. All information requested in the application form must also be included with the application. Failure to provide the required information may result in your application being deferred until all information is received by the Clerk.
If you need any further advice regarding the Community Grant Scheme, or if you require any help completing the application form, please contact the Town Clerk who will be happy to assist you.
SOME EXAMPLES OF GRANTS AWARDED DURING 2017/18
8th Baildon Guides Unit were awarded £500 towards the cost of a week long trip to a World Guide Centre in Switzerland for 30 Guides.
One in a Million received £500 towards the cost of running their "Streetwise" Sports & Recreation Project at Titus Salt School benefiting 70-100 local children and young people through a program of sports/physical activity and education in health and social issues.
Saltaire Community Festival used a £500 grant to help fund the annual arts festival providing (mostly free) arts, education and entertainment for the local communities.
Baildon Imagination Library had a grant of £500 which they used to purchase books for the 287 under 5 year olds living in BD17 who receive an age appropriate book every month to encourage a lifetime habit of reading.
Higher Coach road Residents Group received £2,410 to secure funding to ensure the continuation of the highly successful drop-in art sessions for children and young people in the Higher Coach Road Estate area and to expand into different disciplines including science, literacy and sport.