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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

IF YOU OR YOUR ORGANISATION WISH TO REQUEST FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM ST ANDREW'S & DEERNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL TOWARDS A PROJECT OR TRAVEL ASSISTANCE, YOU CAN DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORM AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GUIDANCE NOTES FROM THE DOCUMENT LIBRARY. 

N.B. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR FINANCIAL REQUEST TO BE GIVEN CONSIDERATION BY THIS COMMUNITY COUNCIL

PLEASE NOTE THIS COMMUNITY COUNCIL'S POLICY IS THAT THE FINANCIAL APPLICATION FORM REQUIRES TO BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALONG WITH COPIES OF ALL YOUR ORGANISATION'S BANK/BUILDING SOCIETY STATEMENTS. IN ADDITION AND IF YOU WISH, YOU MAY ALSO PROVIDE A LETTER OF EXPLANATION OF YOUR PROJECT. ALL OF THESE MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE CLERK , PRIOR TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF YOUR RESPECTIVE EVENT OR PROJECT AND PREFERRABLY RETURNED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO A MEETING, TO ALLOW THE CLERK TO CIRCULATE THE APPROPRIATE INFORMATION TO MEMBERS. RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT CONSIDERED.

IN ORDER TO RECEIVE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, YOU OR YOUR GROUP/ORGANISATION MUST HAVE A BANK OR BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT.

ANNUAL GRANT

ANNUALLY, ST ANDREWS & DEERNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL RECEIVE A GRANT FROM ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL. THIS GRANT FUNDS ADMINISTRATION COSTS OF THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL, TRAVEL ASSISTANCE, DONATIONS AND A PERCENTAGE OF COMMUNITY COUNCIL GRANT PAYABLE BY THIS COMMUNITY COUNCIL.

COMMUNITY COUNCIL GRANT SCHEME (CCGS)

THIS GRANT PROVIDES FUNDING TO COMMUNITY PROJECTS. ORKNEY ISLANDS COUNCIL FUNDS THE LARGER PORTION OF THIS GRANT FROM THE CCGS AND ST ANDREWS & DEERNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL A LESSER PORTION FROM THIER ANNUAL GRANT. THIS GRANT IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL LIAISON OFFICER; ONLY THEN WILL GROUPS/ORGANISATIONS BE ADVISED IN WRITING IF THEY HAVE RECEIVED GRANT FROM THE CCGS. THEY WILL ALSO BE ADVISED THAT RECEIPTED INVOICES MUST BE PRODUCED BY 1ST MARCH, IN ORDER TO CLAIM THEIR GRANT, OTHERWISE THEIR GRANT WILL EXPIRE AT 31ST MARCH IN ANY GIVEN FINANCIAL YEAR.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND THE 2007 REVISED LIST OF CATEGORIES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE DOCUMENT LIBRARY.

FUNDING FOR TRAVEL ASSISTANCE

THE TRAVEL ASSISTANCE  RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

FOR TRAVEL WITHIN THE UK, EXCLUDING ORKNEY, A GRANT OF £35.00 PER PERSON AND FOR TRAVEL OUWITH THE UK A GRANT OF £65.00 PER PERSON. IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR A TRAVEL ASSISTANCE GRANT, THEN COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FORM AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FROM THE DOCUMENT LIBRARY OR CONTACT THE CLERK FOR ASSISTANCE.

COMMUNITY PLANNING APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN THIS AREA, IF APPLIED FOR THROUGH THIS COMMUNITY COUNCIL, QUALIFY FOR 50% DISCOUNTED PLANNING FEE. PLEASE NOTE NEIGHBOUR NOTIFICATION FEE DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS DISCOUNT. CONTACT THE CLERK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND (CDF)

ST ANDREWS & DEERNESS COMMUNITY COUNCIL HAVE REMAINING A BALANCE OF £3475.00 AVAILABLE FROM THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND. THIS GRANT WILL PROVIDE FUNDING TO APPROPRIATE COMMUNITY PROJECTS. THIS GRANT IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL FROM THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL LIAISON OFFICER. RECEIPTED INVOICES MUST BE FORWARDED TO THE CLERK IN ORDER TO CLAIM THIS GRANT.

SEEDCORN FUND - FUND CLOSED - FULLY ALLOCATED TO LOCAL PROJECTS

ALL MAINLAND COMMUNITY COUNCILS HAVE RECEIVED A GRANT OF £5,000.00 TO ASSIST COMMUNITY PROJECTS, WHICH WOULD DELIVER LONG-TERM ECONOMIC BENEFIT, ASSIST WITH THE COST OF UNDERTAKING FEASIBILITY STUDIES AND, IF SO REQUIRED, ASSIST WITH THE FORMATION OF A DEVELOPMENT GROUP. AN ALLOCATION FROM THIS FUND OF £1,000.00 HAS BEEN MADE TOWARDS A WIND TURBINE PROJECT, £1906.66 TOWARDS THE JOINT PRODUCTION OF A NEW TOURIST LEAFLET FOR THE EAST MAINLAND AND CONNECTING SOUTH ISLES AND £2093.34 FOR AN INTERPRETATION CENTRE AND UPGRADING OF FACILITIES AT AN AMENITY AREA. THIS GRANT IS SUBJECT TO APPROVAL FROM THE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT SERVICES. RECEIPTED INVOICES MUST BE FORWARDED TO THE CLERK IN ORDER TO CLAIM THIS GRANT.

THIS FUND HAS BEEN AVAILABLE TO ORKNEY ISLAND COMMUNITIES FROM 1998 AND EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS WHICH HAVE PREVIOUSLY BENEFITED FROM THIS FUND ARE AS FOLLOWS:-

CREATION OF DEVELOPMENT TRUSTS/HERITAGE CENTRES/MUSEUMS/INTERPRETATION CENTRES/VANTAGE POINTS/STEERING GROUPS/TOURISM GROUPS/FEASIBILITY STUDIES/CRAFT WORKSHOPS/WATER SPORTS CLUBS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY STRATEGIC PLAN/PROMOTIONAL AND TOURIST LEAFLETS/WEBSITE CREATION/TRAINING COURSES/ANAEROBIC UNIT AND AQUACULTURE ASPIRATIONS.

AYRENERGY LTD FUND

THIS COMMUNITY COUNCIL HAS RECEIVED £30,000.00 FUNDING FROM AYRENERGY LTD AND THIS WILL BE DISBURSED TO PROJECTS WITH PROPOSALS OF AN ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY EFFICIENCY, EDUCATIONAL, TOURISM, RECREATION AND LOCAL AMENITY NATURE WITHIN THE ST ANDREWS AND DEERNESS PARISH AREAS.

IF YOU WISH FURTHER INFORMATION ON ANY OF THE GRANTS DETAILED ABOVE CONTACT THE CLERK

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