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.

In addition to this the council gives long term grants to Buckingham Community Centre, The Old Gaol, Citizens Advice Aylesbury Vale and Buckingham Youth Club. 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. The process will open again in September 2018.
Grant Application Form
Grant Policy

A completed application form, accompanied by a copy of your latest audited accounts should be sent to:

Email: admin@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 application will be considered without the necessary paperwork.

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

Grants awarded for 2018/19

This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £10,300 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

Buckingham AED Project £ 900
Buckingham Camera Club £ 400
Buckingham Churches  Childrens’ Holiday Club £ 500
Buckingham Literary Festival £ 700
Buckingham Summer Festival £ 1,200
Buckingham Tennis Club £ 1,000
Buckingham West End Bowls Club £ 500
Chandos Park Bowls Club £ 500
Connection Floating Support (Oxford) Ltd £ 500
Friends of the Old Gaol Museum £ 750
Lace Hill Residents’ Association £ 1,000
North Bucks Carers £ 1,000
Open House (Community Care North Bucks) £ 300
Project Street Life £ 500
The Swan Community Hub (Job Club) £ 1,000
U3A Creative Writer’s Group £ 50
TOTAL:   £ 10,300

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 2016/17

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.

For grants awarded during the past year, click here.

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

Finance Documents

A collection of the council’s financial documents.

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 

 

Expenditure over £500

Details of the council’s expenditure by month

February 17 expenditure over £500 March 17 expenditure over £500 April 17 expenditure over £500
May 17 expenditure over £500 June 17 expenditure over £500 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

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.