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Town Council launches new Grants Scheme

At its recent Finance Committee meeting, the Town Council formally re-launched its Grants Scheme for 2006, following its successful introduction in 2005.

Local organisations are invited to apply for an application form to apply for financial assistance, for what they consider to be a worthwhile project. The annual deadline for receipt of completed grant applications is 31 August 2006. The Awards Committee will then consider all the submissions and announce the successful applicants later in the year.

Grants can be made for capital or revenue expenditure or special projects although Horley Town Council is prevented by statute from giving financial assistance to individuals.

In considering applications for financial assistance, the Council will take into account the purpose for which the grant is required, the organisation’s accounts, how the grant will benefit the residents of Horley, what contribution is being made, other bodies to which applications for financial assistance have been made, together with any other supporting information.

The maximum figure payable for grants payable will be £1,000. The application form, accounts and other information may be copied and placed on the public agenda for the council’s meeting.

Chairman of the Council, Councillor Michael Miller, stated “We are very pleased that we are able to re-launch the grants scheme. We received some very interesting and innovative applications last year and we again look forward to considering new applications this year”.

Application forms are available from the Council Offices on request or can be downloaded from this web site.

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