Grant Aid 2020 - Now Open

Every year the Town Council distributes its Grant Aid.

The aim of the Town Council's Grants Scheme is to promote a vibrant and active community in Bognor Regis. The scheme recognises and supports the valuable contribution made by the voluntary sector to the well being of the community. It provides financial support for community organisations working for the benefit of residents, with the intention of improving the range of services and activities in the Town.

The Town Council has agreed the following strategy and priority headings for 2018-2020 and organisations are required to show how their application would meet these:

Promoting the Bognor Regis Brand and Town Area

Partnership Working and Community Engagement and Empowerment

 

Acquiring and creating more community assets

 

Grant Aid 2020 is now open to applications.  Applications must be received by the Town Council, in hard copy format only (not via email) by no later than 5pm on Friday 27th September 2019.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.  Qualifying applications will be presented to the Policy and Resources Committee, for consideration, at their Grant Aid Meeting to be held in the Council Chamber at 6.30pm on Monday 11th November 2019.  Decisions taken by the Committee at the meeting will be publicly available once the Minutes of the meeting have been published.  Successful applicants will be informed in writing in due course.

 

Grant Aid 2020 Application Packs (must be submitted in hard copy format - not via email) 

Letter to applicants

Application Form (editable)

Guidelines/Criteria

Bognor Regis Ward Map 

Mayor's Civic Reception- Grant Aid 2019

  

Thursday 28th March 2019 saw the Mayor's Civic Reception, hosted by Butlins, as Cllr Reynolds year in office, edges to a close.

The Reception was attended by invited guests including fellow Councillors, dignitaries and representatives of various local organisations and charities around the Town. 

Highlights of the evening included an informative introduction to the Mayor's Charity; Arun Angels, a rousing performance from the three-piece band 'Beaten Tracks', the presentations of the Mayor's Good Citizen Award and Citizens Award for Young People to Faz Chatima and Connor Merrick and of course, the awarding of Grant Aid cheques to successful applicants, which saw over £41,000 being put into good causes in and around Bognor Regis.

 A big thank you to everyone who came to support the evening, to the award winners, and of course, our worthy Grant Aid recipients.


Left to right: Mayoress Kim Stone. Mayor Cllr. Stephen Reynolds and Mayor's Cadet OC Ryan Birch

 Left to right: Faz Chatima and Mayor Cllr. Stephen Reynolds

Left to right: Connor Merrick and Mayor Cllr. Stephen Reynolds 

 

Mayor's Civic Reception - Grant Aid 2018


Each year, recipients of a Town Council Grant Aid Award are invited to attend a civic event at which they are presented with a cheque for the funding amount awarded to them.

The Town Mayor, Councillor Phil Woodall, held a Civic Reception on Friday 23rd March 2018, as his year in office drew near an end. The event was kindly hosted by Butlin’s Bognor Regis Resort with sincere thanks and gratitude paid to Mr Jeremy Pardey, Resort Director. 

As usual, the evening was attended by many invited guests including local organisations, charities and dignitaries. Live music was provided by the thoroughly entertaining and energetic RAFA Club Skiffle Band, with even the Mayor joining in with his tambourine. Guests on the night were hugely supportive of the Mayor’s charities: Alzheimer’s Society and Epilepsy Action, by purchasing raffle tickets for some top prizes, including an annual family pass to Butlin's. The raffle raised over £280.00 and thanks go to all those who donated the prizes.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of cheques, amounting to just over £35,000 to over twenty local organisations that had successfully applied for a Grant Aid Award from Bognor Regis Town Council. This money will provide funding for a huge range of requirements that will enable these groups and organisations to continue delivering the vital services, and exciting events and opportunities, to the residents of Bognor Regis and the surrounding area.


 

 

L to R: Mr. S. Hearn (Mayor’s Consort), Mrs J. Smith (Town Crier), Cllr. P. Woodall (Mayor) and Cadet 1st Class Jack Golding (Mayor’s Cadet)

 

recipients of the 2017 grant aid awards


Recipients of Grant Aid Awards for 2018 as presented by the Mayor, Cllr. P. Woodall (centre)