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Leisure & Community Grants

Three Rivers District Council operates a programme of grants for community organisations.  The 2 types of grants available are as follows:

1) Leisure and Community Grants offer a way to support the costs of setting up a new activity or to help promote what a group already does.  Please note that the maximum Leisure and Community grant award that can be made is currently £300.
2) Capital Grants could contribute towards purchasing equipment or carrying out improvements to a building.  Please note that the maximum Leisure and Community grant award that can be made is currently £300.

The Council is currently reviewing the grants programme and applications for over £300 cannot be considered at this time.  Further announcements will be made in July 2018 for those wanting to apply for more than £300.  Please keep checking this webpage for updates.

World War 1 Commemorative Period Applications

The Council welcomes applications in relation to activities commemorating WW1.  A maximum of £500 can be allocated to each parished / unparished area for the commemoration period (2014 to 2018) each financial year.

Please use the normal grant application form that can be downloaded below.  Applications for up to £300 can be made and considered at any time whereas applications over £300 will need to be considered at the next relevant Committee meeting of the 11th July 2018.  Please contact the Council's Partnership Officer on 01923 776611 or e-mail enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk if you have any questions in relation to WW1 Commemorative projects.

Examples of who and what we support?
- Formally constituted not-for-profit organisations and charities.
- Organisations planning to start up, one-off purchases and one-off projects
Please see guidance notes below for more information.

Examples of who and what we do not support?
 - Applications from Schools will not be considered and applications for a project / service already commissioned with public funds will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
 - We will not pay for retrospective work or general organisation running costs
 - We do not fund 100% of total project costs.
Please see guidance notes below for more information.

When to apply
Applications for up to £300 can be submitted all year round.

The Council is currently reviewing the grants programme and applications for over £300 cannot be considered at this time.  Further announcements will be made in July 2018 for those wanting to apply for more than £300.  Please keep checking this webpage for updates.

Application Forms, Checklist and Guidance Notes
Please find full Guidance Notes below:

grant-application-guidance-201819-doc.docx (docx)

Please find the Leisure & Community / Capital Grant Application Form below:

leisure-community-capital-grant-application-form-201819.docx (docx)

Safeguarding requirements of organisations applying for a grant
How does your organization comply with the procedures of Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children’s Board and Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board? (we would need to see a copy of your policy if this is relevant to your organisation)

Strategy for dealing with safeguarding issues in charities
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strategy-for-dealing-with-safeguarding-issues-in-charities/strategy-for-dealing-with-safeguarding-issues-in-charities

Other sources of grant funding

You can search for European, national, regional, lottery and foundation grants relevant to Three Rivers at: 
http://portal.grantsonlinelocal.uk/home,109

Hertfordshire County Council locality budget scheme
http://www.hertsdirect.org/your-council/localitybudgetscheme/

Thrive Homes Community Grants
http://www.thrivehomes.org.uk/?s=community+grants

National Lottery Funding
http://www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/funding-finder

For further Information or Support
Contact the Customer Services Centre on 01923 776611 or e-mail enquiries@threerivers.gov.uk

Other Information
You can see details of the Leisure & Community grants agreed for 2017/18 below:

Date of award of grant Grant Recipient

 Who awarded the grant?

Purpose of the grant (contribution towards….) Grant
amount, £
         
20/04/17 South Oxhey Choir Officer Decision the Choir attending
a national event
300
28/07/17 Electric Umbrella Officer Decision the Umbrellafest event 300
29/08/17 Sunnyside Rural Trust Officer Decision a Community Apple Festival  300
30/10/17 Herts MIND Network Officer Decision the Hertswise Dementia Service 300
29/11/17 Chorleywood Community Initiatives Officer Decision a Christmas Festival 300
06/12/17 Three Villages Children’s Centre Officer Decision Baby Massage and Looking
after Me courses
300
14/03/18 Churches Together in Croxley Green CIO

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

employment of a parish nurse for the Croxley Green area 3,000
14/03/18 Henderson Hub Company Ltd

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

organisation of an Abbots Langley-based Arts Festival 1,250
14/03/18 Herts Collective CIC

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

cycle clubs and training in Mill End and South Oxhey 1,800
14/03/18 Rickmansworth Waterways Trust

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

the Rickmansworth Festival 2018 3,000
14/03/18 Signpost

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

delivery of counselling to
older young people
3,000

 
You can see details of the Capital grants agreed for 2016/17 below:

Date of award of grant Grant Recipient

Who awarded the grant?

Purpose of the grant (contribution towards….) Grant
amount, £
         
24/04/17 Chorleywood RVS Meals on Wheels Officer Decision Meals on Wheels Containers 200
29/11/17 Citizens’ Advice Service in Three Rivers

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 29 November 2017

Costs of refurbishing new premises in South Oxhey 10,000
17/01/18 Sarratt Bowls Club Officer Decision 3 new bowls mats 300
 14/03/18  All Saints’ Croxley Green Memorial Doors Committee

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

 design and installation of a pair of commemorative glass doors at All Saints’ church, Croxley  2,500
 14/03/18   Churches Together in Croxley Green CIO

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

employment of a parish nurse for the Croxley Green area  1,350 
  14/03/18  Herts Collective CIC

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

setting up a Cycle Hub based in Mill End where bikes can be hired  2,120 
  14/03/18  Mill End & District Community Association

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

 the pre-project costs of a major building renovation project  7,500 
  14/03/18 Parkrun UK 

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

 the Rickmansworth Parkrun equipment costs   1,000
 14/03/18   Rickmansworth Waterways Trust

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

 the development of a new education facility that will enable RWT to continue their education work with children and adults 10,000 
  14/03/18  One YMCA

Leisure, Wellbeing and Health Committee - 14 March 2018

delivery of a Youth Club based at Mill End Community Centre   1,800

 

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