Rural Development Fund – funding available

The Community Council of Staffordshire has asked the Parish Council to make residents and local groups aware of the following:

The Rural Development Fund awards small grants of up to £1000 to small rural community groups across Staffordshire and Stoke, where they have a specific need.

The main beneficiaries of this fund are small community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire and Stoke, where their income is less than £30,000 per annum. The groups must be based or working in Staffordshire or Stoke and cannot be operating outside of the county. The aims of the project should be working towards the encouragement and promotion of developing rural community life.

Panel meetings are held to determine whether applicants should receive funding and if so how much. Time sensitive applications may be considered outside of the usual panel dates or in the case of an emergency, but this is at the discretion of the donor advisers of the fund. You are advised to call Support Staffordshire first to see whether your application would meet this need.

For a full breakdown of the grants criteria and supporting documentation guidance, please visit our webpage via the link below.

https://staffsfoundation.org.uk/grants/ruraldevelopmentfund/

Deadline: 27th August 2019