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.
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?
Community grants are agreed at Community Committee meetings which this year are on these dates:
21 May 2019, 16 July 2019, 22 October 2019, 21 January 2020 and 17 March 2020.
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 2019 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.
GRANTS AWARDED IN 2019/20 SO FAR
Saltaire Gym Club Working Party (a group of parents and supporters of the gym club that operates from Titus Salt School) were given £1,000 towards the coach travel for 26 gymnasts and 6 coaches to attend the "World Gymnaestrada" event organised in conjunction with BGA. The gymnasts, the majority of whom are from Baildon, represented Great Britain and joined gymnasts from across the globe to perform their duties. There are some pictures from the trip below.
FOLLOW UP FROM GRANTS AWARDED DURING 2018/19
The Community Committee of Baildon Town Council awarded Baildon Community Link £1,000 under the Skylark community grants scheme. This, alongside donations from local residents, enabled The Link to purchase the necessary goods to make up over 100 activity boxes and parcels which were delivered to people who are housebound and isolated in Baildon. The Youth Club were also involved making this an inter-generational project. Please see the attached short report and picture explaining the project.
Report on Baildon Link Skylark Funding (Word Document, 632 Kb)
Report on Baildon Link Skylark Funding
Baildon Horticultural Society were awarded £500 to purchase a noticeboard for the front gate of the Charlestown allotment site to improve communication with members and the community and provide health and safety information for emergency services.
Baildon Methodist Church received £500 towards the building of the Fold, the first Passivhaus building on church premises in Britain.
Higher Coach Road Artists Group were again awarded £2,410 to ensure the continuation of the highly successful drop-in art sessions for children in the Higher Coach Road Estate area and to expand into different disciplines including science, literacy and sport.
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.
Higher Coach Road Young Artists have produced a report about how they have used Skylark funding which can be read here, along with some pictures of the events they run:
Higher Coach Road Young Artists Report November 2018 (Word Document, 18 Kb)