Lydney Town Council Grants, Donations  & The Mayor’s Civic Award Scheme

What is the Grants Fund?

Every year Lydney Town Council sets aside money within the budget for the Grants Fund, aimed to benefit people and projects local to the Parish of Lydney.

Applications will be considered for financial assistance towards a specific project, item or activity from community associations, cultural, educational, sporting and charitable organisations, which are non-commercial and whose membership and field of activities are located within the Parish.

Who can apply?

Any not-for-profit group operating for the benefit of the community of Lydney. This is provided that you have a constitution or set of rules and a bank account with at least two signatories.

What will not be funded?

  • Activities that are part of statutory obligations.
  • Loan repayments.
  • Retrospective applications where the activity or project has already been carried out (unless Council notified in advance).
  • Religious or political activities unless unrestricted community benefit can be demonstrated.

How do we apply?

You can contact Lydney Town Council for an application form, or alternatively you can download the form below.

Please download the Application Form and Guidance Notes below:

Grants Fund Application Form and Guidance Notes (204.6 KiB)

The Mayor’s Civic Award Scheme

Each year the Mayor awards a Grant of £200 to a young person who has demonstrated outstanding ability and who would benefit from financial assistance to help them progress in their chosen sport or art.

To find out more or to apply you can contact Lydney Town Council for an application form, or alternatively you can download the form below.

Mayor's Civic Award Scheme (211.5 KiB)

Mayor’s Civic Award – Recipients 2017/2018

Charles Heaman

Charles lives locally and trained with Lisa Rafferty, at Allsteps Dance Academy in Lydney, from which he gained a place as a Royal Ballet School Associate. At 11 he joined Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham, on a full scholarship.

One of Charles’s proudest moments was being asked to tour with the Birmingham Royal Ballet in their production of The Prince of the Pagodas where he played the part of the young prince, and performed at various theatres across the UK.

Charles has been offered a place for Sixth Form at the English National Ballet School in London and will use the Mayor’s Civic Award to help purchase the necessary uniform and equipment to train at the School over the next three years.

 

 

Julie Sparkes

Julie lives in Lydney and is passionate about floristry.   Over the last 9 years she has entered many local shows and won many awards for her arrangements.  She is a member of Lydney and Severnside Flower Club and her ambition is to become a florist, a teacher or a demonstrator.

Julie will be attending evening classes in Gloucester to attain Levels 2 and 3 in Floristry and will use the Mayor’s Civic Award towards the cost of her formal studies.

“Congratulations to you both. I am pleased to have been able to support you both and wish you continued success in your chosen professions”.

Cllr Bob Berryman

Mayor

 

Donations

Applicants who do not meet the Grants Policy Criteria may still apply twice a year for a donation from the Council

How do we apply?

You can contact Lydney Town Council for an application form, or alternatively you can download the form below.

Lydney Town Council's Donation Policy (104.5 KiB)

List of Grants/Donations provided to date in 2015/2016 Financial Year

Grants & Donations Awarded 2015-2016 (208.6 KiB)