Buckingham Town Council award record number of Community Grants

 

Buckingham Town Council has allocated a record amount of community grant funding for 2019/20 following a high number of recommendations.

Following an increase in applications to the Council for funding there will be an increase of £2,200 in the grants allocated to local community groups, meaning the Council will award a total of £25,511 in the coming financial year.

The Council are keen to support Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale, and have decided to allocate the organisation one pound per household, based on the precept figure. This follows a recent decision by Winslow Town Council to take the same approach. “Our hope is that all other parishes will do something similar and ensure our local Citizens Advice is on a solid financial footing” said the Mayor.

“The Town Council is always keen to help local organisations that support our community. It is really impressive to see the good use that our local groups make of the limited funding that is available.”

 

Grant Applications

Grant Applications Open!

Apply for funding now!

Do you run a local group or activity for residents of Buckingham? Do you have an idea for a project that would benefit the people who live in Buckingham?

Buckingham Town Council would love to hear from you! Application forms for our 2019/2020 grants are available on our grants page. Let us know about your project by NOON on FRIDAY 2nd of NOVEMBER. Don’t forget to attach your latest audited accounts, or if your group is less than a year old, a business plan.

Any questions?

Email office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call the Buckingham Town Council office on 01280 816 426 and ask to speak to Louise Stubbs.

Grant Applications

Buckingham Town Council supports a number of organisations in the town with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. Grants covering one or three years can be awarded.

As well as grants the council also aids charities and other community organisations in a number of ways including advertising events, providing a venue for meetings and by campaigning for issues and changes with other authorities.

Applications are now CLOSED for grant assistance for projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham in the year 2019/2020.

If you have any questions please email: office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk
Post: Buckingham Town Council Office, The Buckingham Centre,  Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP.

Grant applicants will be notified of the council’s decision in February and grant cheques will be paid in May. No applications are considered without the necessary paperwork.

Successful applicants may be required to make a report at the Annual Town Meeting.

Grants awarded for 2019/20

This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £25,511 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

Bucks Youth Clubs Ltd £ 5200 PA (3 year grant)
Buckingham Old Gaol £ 3000 PA (3 year grant)
Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale £ 5176 PA (3 year grant)
Buckingham Canal Society £ 1150
Buckingham Churches Childrens’ Holiday Club £ 750
Buckingham Literary Festival £ 400
Buckingham Summer Festival £ 750
Buckingham Tennis Club £ 1,000
Buckingham Town Cricket Club £ 1000
Buckingham United Football Club £ 950
Buckingham West End Bowls Club £ 750
Chandos Park Bowls Club £ 500
Friends of the Old Gaol Museum £ 1,000
Gawcott Cricket Club £ 135
North Bucks Carers £ 1000
Project Street Life £ 500
Slade Recreation Club £ 1,000
Summer Festival Supporters £ 250
The Swan Community Hub £ 1000
TOTAL:   £ 25,511

 

To see past years awarded grants please see our Finance and Budgets section.

Grants given by other local organisations

These are not controlled by the Town Council but are provided here for information.

Buckingham and Gawcott Charitable Trust (monetary)

Please download their BGCT criteria on how and where to apply

Buckingham Almshouse and Welfare Charity (accommodation)
Owns 12 almshouses which are located at Church Street and Christ’s Hospital, Market Hill (between the old post office and Verney Close), Buckingham. Applicants must reside for the previous two years in the Parish of Buckingham (which includes Buckingham, Gawcott, Lenborough and Bourton). There is also a Relief in Need Charity for the Parish of Buckingham.

Application forms can be obtained from:
Miss K. Phillips, 78 London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1JH.
Tel: 01908 563350
Email: info@buckinghamgeneralcharities.org.uk
Website: www.buckinghamgeneralcharities.org.uk

Finance & Budgets

 

Budgets Annual Return Grants Finance Documents

Buckingham Town Council is predominantly funded by a precept that is collected from the town’s council taxpayers, via the District Council. The Town Council receives some minimal income from the town markets and cemetery, as well as some sponsorship activities, such as floral baskets and roundabouts. The Town Council receives no funding from business rates, and no funding from central government direct. The Council does apply for grants for specific projects when appropriate. Below you will find various documents relating to the Town Council’s finances.

Budgets

In order for the Town Council to operate during the coming financial year, the Council must set a Budget for the costs it expects to incur.

⇒ Budget

Annual Returns

The Annual Return is the statement of Accounts at the end of the Town Council’s financial year. This is a legal document that is submitted to and signed off by the Town Council’s External Auditor.
 Annual Return 2017/18

Annual Governance Statement 2017/18

Grants

Each year the Town Council supports a number of local organisations with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £10,300 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

A breakdown of grants awarded during previous years are available here 2018-2019 and 2017-2018

For Information on how to apply for a grant, please see our Grants page.

Finance Documents

A collection of the council’s financial documents. If you are unable to access any of these documents please contact the Town Council office for alternative copies.

Notice of Public Rights Notice of Accounts 16/17 Contracts List
Financial Regulations Financial Risk Assessment Members Allowances
Pay Multiple Risk Management Policy Councillor Allowances
Asset Register Annual Investment Strategy  Notice of Accounts 17/18

 

Expenditure over £500

Details of the council’s expenditure by month

 

July 17 expenditure over £500 August 17 expenditure over £500 September 17 expenditure over £500
October 17 expenditure over £500 November 17 expenditure over £500 December 17 expenditure over £500
January 18 expenditure over £500  February 18 expenditure over £500 March 18 expenditure over £500
 April 18 expenditure over £500 May 18 expenditure over £500 June 18 expenditure over £500
July 18 expenditure over £500 August 18 expenditure over £500 September 18 expenditure over £500
October 18 expenditure over £500 November 18 expenditure over £500 December 18 Expenditure over £500
January 19 expenditure over £500 February 19 expenditure over £500

Buckingham

Buckingham is located in the rural north of Buckinghamshire, UK. It can be typified by its Georgian buildings and its historical features, such as the Golden Swan and The Old Gaol, which stands in the centre of the Town. Previously the county town of Buckinghamshire, the town itself dates back to the seventh century and is said to have taken its name from the first settlers – Bucca’s people, who lived on the land in the river bend and were hemmed in by water. The town has a unique market heritage, with its twice weekly Street Market dating back to 1554 and a Royal Charter granted by Queen Mary. Now there is also a Saturday Flea Market as well as occasional Specialty Markets. There is plenty to see and do, with a variety of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, historical buildings, a museum and plenty of parks and green spaces.

There are also many varied events that take place in the town throughout the year, including the Charter Fair, Music in the Market, the Christmas Parade and the Fringe Week.

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The town’s Christmas Parade is one of many important community events held in Buckingham.