Over £30,000 to be given to local groups in Buckingham as Town Council Grants

A number of fantastic projects were chosen for grant funding from Buckingham Town Council this year.  Last year the Town Council carried out a review of the support the Council provides to the community and voluntary groups in the town.  As a result, the Town Council offered four-year grants for the first time.  The Council received a good number of strong applications.  More long-term grants have been awarded in previous years, providing local organisations with some secure funding to enable them to plan ahead.

This year there was an increase in the number of environmental projects applying for funding, including for solar panels to be installed at Buckingham Town Cricket Club and upgrading outdoor floodlighting at Buckingham Tennis Club to more environmentally friendly LED versions.

A full list of the projects funded is below:

Four-year projects:

Please note each four-year grant amount includes an annual 3.5% uplift.

Group

 

amount awarded 2022 – 2026

Citizens Advice Bucks

Free qualified advice for anyone in need through the Buckingham office.

£5,750

Buckingham Youth Clubs

After school and holiday youth clubs for young people.

£5,200

Chandos Park Bowls Club

Bowls Green maintenance

£1,000

Buckingham Summer Festival

Annual Festival Gala Concert

£2,000

Buckingham Fairtrade Steering Group

Promotion of Buckingham as a Fairtrade Town

£373

Buckingham Old Gaol Trust

Towards staff and maintenance costs

£5,000

Chandos Park Tennis Club

Replacement of floodlights with environmentally friendly LED system

£1,500

Project Street Life

Subsidy of annual residential for young people who will benefit but cannot afford to otherwise attend.

 £500

The Council has also made a number of one-year grants, including new projects from Transitions UK: who mentor vulnerable young people at risk of offending and a contribution towards a beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at St Peter & St Paul’s Church.

One year projects:

Group

Project Name

amount awarded

Transitions UK

Aspire Partnership Project (Buckingham Hub) mentoring for vulnerable young people

£2,000

Buckingham Parish Church

Platinum Beacon for The Queen’s Jubilee

£324

Buckingham United Football Club

Club Training Equipment

£1,000

Buckingham Town Cricket Club

Roof-mounted Solar Panel Electricity Installation

£1,500

West End Bowls Club

Flood Defence for clubhouse

£1,000

Swan Community Hub

Swan Community Hub – free parent & child summer clubs for families with young children

£1,380

Buckingham & District Angling Association

“Accessible for all” fishing platform at Woodfields.

£623

Lace Hill Residents’ Association

Community Spirit activities around the estate.

£968

The Chair of the Resources Committee, Cllr. Lisa O’Donoghue said “Thanks to members of this Committee we were able to agree these grants, which will help local groups and organisations give back to the community. This year many applications focused on the environment, from keeping back the floods, harnessing the sun or shining friendlier lights in the dark, benefitting us and future generations. This is why the grants process is invaluable and my fellow councillors and I look forward to seeing this money put to good use.”

Grant for 2020/21 are now open!

Do you think Buckingham needs a community fridge? Does your sports club need new equipment? A support group for a health condition? Is there an environmental project your group would love to run?

Buckingham Town Council’s grant process is now open for the financial year 2020/2021. The process to apply is simple – complete a form for Buckingham Town

Council to consider, along with information about the group that is applying for funding and get it back to us by 12 noon on Friday 1st November.

A few rules apply:

  1. Grants will only be considered for projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.
  2. Grant recipients must be based in Buckingham or provide evidence of the percentage of the work that is conducted in or on behalf of Buckingham residents.
  3. No commercial organisation will be considered for a grant.

More information and copies of the forms are available on the Grant Applications page.