To be eligible for a grant from The Polehampton Charity, the applicant, whether an individual, a school or a community group, must reside or be based within the Parishes of Twyford, Ruscombe and Charvil.
There are 3 categories of Grants:
Crisis – individuals in need of financial help
Education, i.e., schools, PTA and individual students
Local Community, i.e., football club, Age Concern, Brownies
Crisis grant applications can be made at any time across the calendar year. Education and Local Community applications should be made a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the Trustee Board meeting dates which are displayed on the website and are held on the second Tuesday in March, June, September and December.
Crisis and Individual Education grant applications will be reviewed and considered by the Grants Sub-committee and if deemed appropriate, then the Board of Trustees.
The grant giving criteria will be shared here on the The Polehampton Charity website and shared through local advertising and on social media.
Local entities, such as schools, churches, community groups, are asked to review this Grant Giving Policy to enable them to understand what The Polehampton Charity does and how they can benefit from the Charity’s grant giving.
Application forms have been created for each category to make it easier for applicants to apply and to also request specific information about the applicant to enable Trustees to make informed decisions.
Grant giving criteria will be shared for each category outlining the requirements that need to be met for Grants to be issued.
Crisis Grants will normally be considered up to a maximum of £1000, except in exceptional circumstances whereby the Trustees can consider at their discretion.
Individual education grants will normally be considered up to a maximum of £500, except in exceptional circumstances whereby the Trustees can consider at their discretion.
Grant applications from individuals who are fundraising to take part in extra-curricular events, for example scout jamboree, girl guiding trips, etc., may be considered up to a maximum of £100, except in exceptional circumstances whereby the Trustees can consider at their discretion.
All applications will be considered on their own individual merits and grants are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees.