Village Grant Application Form – Updated January 2021

The Parish Council’s legal powers to make grants Under the Local Government Act 1972, s11 the Parish Council is empowered to do anything (whether or not involving the expenditure, borrowing or lending of money or the acquisition or disposal of property or rights) which is calculated to facilitate, or is conducive or incidental to, the discharge of its functions. Therefore the council can lawfully issue grants pertaining to its statutory powers.

The Objectives of Parish grants. These are 

  • to ensure that the Council tax payers of Higham parish get value for money from the Parish Council.
  • to assist, develop and promote local voluntary and charitable organisations and campaigns, schools and other organisations affording services or benefit to residents of the parish
  • to strengthen and enrich the local community and provide opportunities for residents to benefit from education, sports, recreation, enjoyment of the environment, culture, art or history
  • To benefit all sections of the community

Higham Parish Council offer such a grant known as the ‘Village Grant’. to apply for this grant, please use the following application form (VG1) and submit this via post or email to the Higham Parish Council Clerk (all instructions and contact details are on the form):

Grant application form