Applications for Funding from the Community Fund 
The Community Fund Committee exists to improve the community in which we all live. We work with residents, groups, associations, organisations or committees from within the parish of Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes, as well as with Festival Republic whose generosity provides for the fund.

The funding is made up of two components: 
1. A generous donation of £7,500 provided by Festival Republic, and 
2. The sale of 250 Leeds Festival tickets to local residents heavily discounted by Festival Republic for residents only
Total funds are thus limited to £18,500 per year. Although this is a generous annual contribution to our community, it must first cover any losses from the festival shuttle bus service, and thereafter cover as many applications as possible from the entire parish. Please bear this total in mind when submitting your application. 

Applications are invited during September and October each year - for grants issued early the following year. The application form is available by clicking the Download link at the bottom of this page. Please note below the terms and conditions pertaining to the application for, and allocation of, Community Fund grants. Any Community Fund terms and conditions are non-negotiable and any grant application that does not meet the terms and conditions will NOT be considered.

Terms and conditions

· Applications can only be accepted from Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes parish village groups, associations, organisations or committees. 

· Any applicant who is/are deemed by the committee to be operating as a profit-making organisation will not be considered.

· Retrospective requests for funding (expenditure already made) will not be considered.

· No funding shall be given for membership fees, account fees, subscription fees, subsistence or other such regular or annual payments.

· Applications will only be considered if the proposed use of funding is clearly specified and if the granted funds will be used for that sole purpose. The Committee may request details that the grant has been appropriated in accordance with the application.

· As part of your application, you may be invited for an interview with the Committee.

· The Committee reserve the right to decide the method of fulfilment of the award. e.g. purchase instead of cash payment.

· Late submissions will not be accepted.

· The decision of the Committee is final and not subject to appeal.

· A list of successful and unsuccessful applications will be published on the Community Fund Website.

Thank you for taking the time to read these terms and conditions. If you are an existing group, if you wish to start a new group, or if you simply have a great idea to benefit the community, you are welcome to apply for a grant. Application forms are published during the summer of each year, whereafter the closing date for applications is the 31st of October every year. Successful applicants are notified by the 31st of January the following year with all grants awarded in February/March..
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