Spooner Row Community Council will consider applications for funding from groups that can demonstrate ‘local village interest’.


The following criteria must be met for a group to be considered for a grant: 

The group must be a charity, voluntary or community organisation.

The group must be able to demonstrate that any funding from the Community Council will benefit the residents of Spooner Row, Suton or Wattlefield.

The group must be able to demonstrate that there is a ‘need’ for the funding.

The group must be formally constituted and have a management committee.

No grants can be made to individuals.

Scope of Grants

Applications will be considered for the following purposes: 

For purchasing equipment either in part or in full.

For funding of transport that will enable group members to participate in a group trip or outing regardless of their incomes.

For training activities or to purchase the expertise of an outside trainer or facilitator.

For activities that raise the profile of the group.

For running costs of a viable group that is experiencing a period of hardship.

For hosting special events or celebrations.

For the provision of recreational facilities.


Multiple applications within a 12 month period will not normally be considered.

Prior approval of the Community Council is required for any change of purpose of the grant. The Community Council reserves the right to reclaim any grant not being used for the purpose specified in the application.

All awards must be properly accounted for and evidence of expenditure should be supplied as requested.  If the Community Council is not satisfied with the arrangements, they reserve the right to request a refund of monies awarded.

Application Process

Applications should be made by completing the Funding Application Form available from the Clerk. For established organisations, a copy of the latest set of annual accounts and balance sheet will be required. For new organisations, evidence of a planned budget will be required. Applicants will be informed of the meeting at which their application will be considered and will be invited to attend. Applicants will be notified of the decision made following that meeting.


The Community Council will ask for recognition from successful groups in the form of promotion of the Community Council in newsletters or any press releases.  The Community Council will also recognise successful groups in its own reports to residents.