This section provides links and information about the grants the council allocates to organisations in the voluntary sector.
Will re-open in June 2013
Please note that the 2012 deadline for core funding and capital grants has now passed. These programmes will re-open for applications in June 2013. Councillors Community Awards are still available.
Types of grants
If you represent a voluntary organisation or community group helping the people of the borough, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council wants to help you.
We provide grants to large and small organisations in a range of ways.
Having reviewed its arrangements for allocating funding to the voluntary sector, the council now awards grants annually in the following categories:
Core funding is a public commitment from the Council to provide an agreed level of grant support on a three year rolling basis. This enables organisations to plan their operations over a longer term than an annual cycle of grants allows.
Capital grants are paid to meet the cost of major projects - usually for building works - and are typically between £5,000-£20,000.
Local Area Capital Grants - Redhill and Merstham
This fund was introduced in 2010 to distribute a £360,000 fund secured by the council to support the development of community facilities within the local area around Watercolour, Redhill. The funds have now been allocated.
We also operate a funding initiative that is available throughout the year between mid May and the end of January.
Councillors' Community Awards
Under this scheme individual Councillors are able to support and promote the work of local community groups.
General criteria for determining applications
The Council will use the following criteria for determining these applications:
Grants will be awarded at the discretion of the Council and applicants should be able to demonstrate:
- benefit to the residents of the borough
- contribution to the Council's Quality of Life objectives as outlined in our Corporate Plan
- contribution to the priorities of the Community Plan
- fundraising and/or partnership funding.
Notwithstanding the above the Council will have regard to the organisation's financial reserves and other support provided (e.g. concessionary rents, discretionary rate relief) in determining grant.
The table below includes details of key dates for this year's grants programme. It includes submission deadlines, decision dates, notification dates and payment dates for each grant.
Deadline for submission of core funding and capital grant applications.
|31 August 2012|
|The Council’s Executive to determine successful core funding applications.||6 December 2012|
|Preliminary notification of grant award||December 2012|
|Confirmation of grant (following approval of the Council’s 2013/14 budget)||March 2013|
|Payment made||April 2013|
Completed grant applications should be returned to
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
- 2012 Grants Pack (PDF document [77.4Kb])
- Core funding application form (PDF document [142.3Kb])
- Capital grant application form (PDF document [139.9Kb])
These will work best if you download the latest version of Adobe reader (Adobe website).
- Grant recipients 2012/13 (PDF document [9.7Kb])
- Grant recipients 2011/12 (PDF document [9.6Kb])
- Grant recipients 2010/11 (PDF document [65.6Kb])
- Grant recipients 2009/10 (PDF document [66.6Kb])
- Grant recipients 2008/09 (PDF document [22.5Kb])
- Grant recipients 2007/08 (PDF document [25.6Kb])
- Grant recipients 2006/07 (PDF document [25.7Kb]).
If you require information in an alternative language, large print or Braille please contact the Partnerships Co-ordinator by calling 01737 276026 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated : 01/10/2012