Community 'Big Pot' Grant applications open for 2019/2020!

Community 'Big Pot' Grant applications open for 2019/2020

Lymington & Pennington Town Council opens applications for grants for large scale capital projects. 

St Marks PCC big pot grant presentation 600x400Lymington & Pennington Town Council have advised that the 2019/2020 Community ‘Big Pot’ Grant is now open to applicants. Earlier this year, Lymington & Pennington's Town Mayor Anne Corbridge presented Community 'Big Pot' Grants to two very worthwhile local causes, the New Forest Disability Information Service and St Mark's Parish Church Council (pictured).

Community 'Big Pot' Grant

A total of £100,000 has been allocated from the monies received from the Buckland Farm development scheme for the Town Council to approve that in the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 financial years, a 'Big Pot' of £50,000 per annum will be made available to large scale capital projects, normally unable to be funded from its annual grant aid scheme.

Competition for the grant is likely to be high and priority will be given to requests for projects of a value in the range of £10,000 and above, which will provide long-term benefit to residents of Lymington and Pennington. Schemes should be deliverable within 12 months. Match-funded projects will also score more highly.

Eligibility criteria for Community 'Big Pot' Grant applications

  1. All applications for the grant must be made on the current “Community ‘Big Pot’ Grant Application” form.
  2. The objectives of the Organisation will generally be to benefit the residents of Lymington and Pennington, although in certain cases, assistance may be given to Organisations which benefit a wider catchment area.
  3. Applications made retrospectively are not normally considered.
  4. Applications must be for a capital project and if related to a building, applicants must be able to prove security of Tenure.
  5. The Council requires every application to be accompanied by:- a) a statement of income and expenditure; b) a balance sheet for the last complete financial year; c) details of your Organisation’s current balance; d) a copy of the Organisation’s Constitution (in the case of a newly formed organisation, a financial projection would be considered).
  6. The Council may request that representatives from Organisations granted financial assistance attend a formal Council meeting to receive their cheque from the Town Mayor.
  7. The Council reserves the right to ask for further supporting information if deemed appropriate.
  8. Grants are normally only made to organisations.
  9. If successful, the applicant will recognise that Town Council’s contribution in any literature or promotional material.

Logo GreenHow to apply for a Community 'Big Pot' Grant

Apply using this Community 'Big Pot' Grant Application form

Completed application forms should be returned

  • by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • by post to 

Lymington & Pennington Town Council
Town Council Offices
Town Hall
SO41 9ZG

Closing Date for Applications: 31 May 2019


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