Peterlee Town Council has an annual budget of £11,000.00 available for grants to local community groups and other organisations that work in the town.
The funding is available to help groups meet the costs of events, services or equipment that are for the benefit of the people of Peterlee.
There are some basic rules:
– Grants are usually only available for groups and organisations, and not individuals (applications for grant funding for individuals may sometimes be considered, in exceptional circumstances);
– At least half of the users of the event/service/equipment for which you are seeking a grant must come from the town;
– You will be asked to supply some basic financial information to enable the Council to assess the financial position of the group or organisation making the grant bid;
– You will be asked to explain how your event/service/equipment will benefit the people of Peterlee;
– If you are successful in accessing the funding, you will be required to provide a written report on how the grant was used within 6 months of receipt;
– You will not be able to apply for further funding within 12 months of a successful application.
To apply for a Neighbourhood Engagement Project grant please contact us at email@example.com or by phone 0191 5862491. You can also request a fund application form through your local ward councillor.
When your completed application forms are received we will verify the basic details and qualification criteria, and then submit the applications (redacted to remove any sensitive personal data) to the Council’s Resources Committee or full Council meeting for consideration. In normal cases, we will try to get you a decision within a month of submission of your application, but in some cases it may take longer – particularly if we need to ask you for some more information about your application.
Members attending the meeting are able to allocate some, all, or none of their annual £500.00 allowance to each application. Generally speaking if the application comes from a local community group the immediate Ward Councillors will make a contribution, but, often applications are so well received that members from across the town will support them.
We are currently working on publishing a live schedule of grant applications and allocations of funding and this is expected to be live on this website from summer 2018. In the meantime, successful grants in the past year include:
– Social activity costs for a local Mencap group
– Strip sponsorship for a local youth football team
– Funding for after school sports clubs in Peterlee
– Funding for a Peterlee secondary school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award equipment and transport fees
– A new tend for a local Scouts group
Neighbourhood Engagement Project Success stories
(Over the last 12 months)
Groundwork NE & Cumbria
Congratulations to Groundwork NE & Cumbria in successfully applying for a grant through Peterlee Town Council’s Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Youth Performance Lead, Joanne Holloway explained the grant will benefit the young people of Peterlee by adding value to the youth sessions that Groundwork will deliver on behalf of Peterlee Town Council by helping them purchase a Pool Table and games console. This will encourage young people to use the centre and give them a warm, safe environment, as well as helping the community by reducing anti-social behaviour.
Well Done everyone! Good luck and have fun!
Great North Air Ambulance Service
Congratulations to the Great North Air Ambulance Service for successfully applying for a grant through Peterlee Town Council’s Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Hannah Powell, on behalf of Great North Air Ambulance Service, explained that they operate 3 air ambulances, 365 days a year across the North East, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. They bring world class pre-hospital emergency trauma care to the people of our region, including those from Peterlee, should you ever need us.
The grant will allow them to purchase the medical equipment needed to perform a blood transfusion at the scene of an accident and save a life.
Well done everyone! keep up the fantastic work and stay safe!
Sho Shin Kai Karate Club
Congratulations to the Sho Shin Kai Karate Club for successfully applying for funding through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Sensei, Ron Gibson explained the funding will go towards providing some of the students with an experience of training with other instructors and students from other clubs at a residential summer camp. This will enhance their experience and drive to learn more of our art and enthuse the community to take part.
Well done everyone!
Bradley Improtech FC (Under 11’s)
Congratulations to Bradley Improtech FC (Under 11’s), here with Mayor of Peterlee, Councillor Scott Meikle, for successfully applying for a grant through Peterlee Town Council’s Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Coach, Michael Eggleston explained that the funding will allow them to purchase new tracksuit jackets for their players, as their current ones are very worn and they’re becoming too small as the Team get older.
Well done everyone!
Peterlee Community Garden Group
Congratulations to Peterlee Community Garden Group, here with our Town Clerk, Ian Morris, for successfully applying for a grant through Peterlee Town Council’s Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
Treasurer and group member, Una Wilding explained that the funding will be used to buy tools and equipment to enable residents, volunteers, local school children etc. to participate in growing and caring for the garden.
Well done everyone and keep up the good work!
Inspired Gymnastics Academy
Congratulations to Inspired Gymnastics Academy, here with our Mayor, for successfully applying for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project. Coach, Gemma Nichol explained her Team are representing Great Britain at the World Gymnaestrada in Austria this July and the grant will be used towards participation costs, uniforms, travel and training to make sure they’re ready to blow the competition away!
Good luck at the World Gymnaestrada everyone (not that you’ll need it!) and most importantly – enjoy it!
East Durham Partnership
Congratulations to East Durham Partnership, here with our Town Clerk, for successfully applying for funding through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project!
CEO, Ellen Foxton explained the funding will go towards delivering activities through their ‘Haven’ Project, which helps them bring together lonely and isolated residents and involve them in social interaction by providing entertainment such as singing and dancing. This helps them to make friendships, which has been proven to improve emotional and physical health.
Fantastic work everyone!
Peterlee Martial Arts Club
Congratulations to Peterlee Martial Arts Club, here with the Town Mayor, Councillor Terry Duffy, who have successfully applied for a grant through our Neighbourhood Engagement Project.
Club Instructor, Bob Anderson explained “I think it’s important to get kids off the streets and into a safe environment, such as our Karate Club. Discipline, respect and enjoyment can mix and they are a big part of martial arts. The funding will go towards advertising our Club by purchasing branded T-shirts.”
Great work everyone and we can’t wait to see you in your new T-shirts!