Local groups benefit from Community Grants

24 January 2022

News, Council Services

Diss Town Council is committed to helping voluntary and not-for-profit organisations support the community. One of the ways this is done is through financial grants. And the good news is, two other organisations have recently had grants approved. 


A Development Grant of £4000 has been approved for MTM Youth Services. And a Project Grant Application of £2,770 (plus the cost of an information board) has been approved for Parish Fields Friends. Earlier this financial year, Diss Town Council also granted £4000 to Norfolk Threads CIC, which has been used to promote free art and wellbeing courses at The Corn Hall.  


Who qualifies?


To qualify for a Community Grant, local groups need to meet at least two of the following requirements:


  • Provide a service that benefits all residents of Diss 

  • Provide a service that benefits a specific category of residents, particularly disadvantaged or vulnerable sections of the population

  • Provide a service or facility not currently offered elsewhere in Diss 

  • Add to or improve existing facilities

  • Make better use of Town Council facilities (such as the DYCC or sports ground)

  • Be freely available to all sections of the community.


Want to apply?


The council’s financial year runs from April to March, and usually applications for grants are considered at two points in the year.

 

  • Applications received by 30th May will be considered in July for payment from September onwards.

  • Applications received by 30th November will be considered in January for payment from February onwards.


More information and application forms are available on our website. 


Local groups benefit from Community Grants