Each year the Town Council extends the opportunity to local community groups, charities or voluntary organisations to apply for a financial grant from the Council’s grants pool to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of Seaford.

Seaford Town Council’s Grant Scheme 2020/21

Seaford Town Council’s Annual Grants Scheme for 2020/21 was planned to open for applications in April 2020, but due to the current COVID-19 situation, this has had to been postponed until a date later in the year yet to be confirmed.

2019/20 Grants Scheme

The 2019/20 scheme is now closed with twenty-four applications totalling £47,257.   With a budget of £30,000, the Finance and General Purposes Committee looked in depth at each application on its own merit and in line with the Council’s Grants Policy, nominated awards accordingly.  The council endeavoured to award as much of or the entire amount requested where the necessary criteria had been met, however has had to take in to account the budgetary constraints and ensuring fairness across the scheme.  This resulted in some applicants receiving less than requested and in some cases, it was regretful that applicants had to be turned down.

The total budget of £30,000 was awarded to the various grant applicants all of which directly benefit the residents of Seaford and the Town itself.  The list of the 2019/20 grants awarded can be found here –List of Successful Applicants 2019-20

The Mayor of Seaford, Councillor Nazish Adil stated “I am so pleased to have met people with the passion and enthusiasm to work for the community and excel in their efforts for making a significant difference with their participation and unconditional empathy for the underprivileged young and older members of the society through their amazing non-profit organisations . It had been a feeling of contentment and pleasure handing the awards to all of you today. Keep up the great work and together, let’s make Seaford a friendly Neighbourhood for each member possible.”

There are certain criteria that must be met to be eligible for a community grant, these are set out in the Council’s Grants Policy which is available to download.

There are two types of grants available, small grants of up to £500 or larger grants over £500, up to a maximum of £3,000. Terms and conditions do apply.

When the 2020/21 Grant Scheme is open (at a date yet to be confirmed), an application form will be made available for download on this page and completed applications and supporting documents should be returned to Lucy Clark, Finance Manager no later than the deadline when the application process closes.

If you require any further information, then please email Lucy Clark at lucy.clark@seafordtowncouncil.gov.uk