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 Workington Town Council is the grassroots council for the civil parish of Workington.  It is served by 25 councillors drawn from the whole town community.  The Chairman of the Council is The Mayor of Workington.

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Funding

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Workington in Bloom supports the aims of the town’s entry into the annual Cumbria in Bloom. Small groups, organisations and communities can apply for a grant of up to £300 to assist with a Cumbria in Bloom application, whether it’s for a school, In Your Neighbourhood or for the general environmental good of the town.

Click here for an Workington In Bloom Grant Application Form.

Please feel free to call or e-mail us any questions you have.  We are more than happy to help and guide you through this process.

Summary of Conditions

Applications will be considered with the understanding that:

• Organisations will meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act, The Equalities Act and good practice standards as appropriate. This may include requiring an Equalities Statement or Policy.
• Organisations that work with children or vulnerable adults will ensure that Safeguarding Policies are in place, and all staff/volunteers who are working with children, young people and vulnerable adults have been cleared by DBS criminal record checks.
• Organisations will ensure appropriate insurance is in place for all events and services provided.
• The project is planned for the future, funding will not be given for events that have already taken place at the time when the application form is received.
• All successful applicants will provide a project monitoring report within six months of the end of the financial year.
• Organisations will notify the Council in writing of any change of circumstances which affect its financial position.
• Grants can only be used for the purpose they were awarded for. Any change to the original project must be agreed with the Council.
• If the project is cancelled or only partially achieved, remaining grant must be returned to the Council. If an organisation is disbanded, any unused grant must be returned to the Council.

 

Supporting Documentation

All grant applications must include the following supporting documentation:

Constitution
Grants and funding can only be given to constituted groups. If your group is not constituted we have a simple form that you can adapt to suit your purposes. Your constitution must be signed and dated before it is sent in. You must include an Equalities statement (which may be included in an Equal Opportunities policy) or you must agree to abide by the Town Council's Equalities policy, which includes the Duty to Promote Equality. You can read more about this here.

 

Signatures
Three signatures are required on the application form, from three different honorary members or responsible officers in the group.

 

Financial Information
You must be able to provide a recent copy of your group’s latest bank statement showing activity during the recent three months for all accounts, bank details including account name, address and number and a copy of your organisation's annual accounts. If these are not available, you must explain why.

If your grant or funding is for a specific project, you must send one costing or at least two estimates (which is most appropriate to your application) with the completed application form.