Whitbourne Village Shop has a new annual scheme to distribute surpluses generated by the shop to local good causes.The Shop’s Management Committee will agree on the amount for distribution each year. It expects the ‘grant pot’ to be approximately £3000 to £4000 per year; the amount will depend, however, on the level of surplus made in the previous year and whether money is needed for the maintenance and improvement of the shop itself.
Anyone can apply for grant funding for their particular idea or cause but only applications that benefit people/groups within the Whitbourne parish boundary will be successful. Examples of a successful grant could be for a new piece of equipment for a group or society, or for an event or activity that will benefit people in the parish.
A Decision-making Panel will be elected to oversee the process of assessing applications, awarding grants, administering distribution and monitoring the success of each grant. The Panel will consist of three people nominated by the community and three people nominated by the Shop Management Committee.
To discover more and download an application and information pack, click here.