Grants policy

Hesket Parish Council has the power to award grants to local organisations in the interests of some or all Parish residents. Unless a grant is awarded through a specific duty of the Council, the Parish Council awards grants through Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972. The law requires that Section 137 grants must be “in the interests of or will directly benefit the area or its inhabitants, or of part of it, or some of it” and “the direct benefit should be commensurate with expenditure”. All grants are awarded at the discretion of the Parish Council.

Grants must be shown to fit at least one of the following criteria;

  • Providing a service to members of the Parish;
  • Enhancing the quality of life for those living in the Parish;
  • Improving the local environment;
  • Promoting the Parish in a positive way.

A full copy of Hesket Parish Council’s Grant Policy can be found here.

All grant applications must be made in writing to the Parish Clerk. Requests can be sent through the grant application form on this site, by email at clerk@hesket.org.uk or by post to 2 Folly Brow, Armathwaite, Carlisle, CA4 9SN. Please ensure you include the name and correspondence address of your organisation, the amount you are requesting, how this money will be used to the benefit of the Parish, and whom any award should be made payable to.

Details of grant awards in this and the previous two financial years can be found below. For a full list of all grants awarded since April 2013, please click here.

Grants 2019-2020

Below are a list of grants awarded so far by Hesket Parish Council in financial year April 2019 - March 2020

Date awardedBody awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
14/5/2019Christ Church, IvegillContribution to expenses£150.00
14/5/2019St Mary the Virgin's Church, High HesketContribution to expenses£300.00
9/7/2019Court Thorn Surgery Patient Participation GroupContribution to expenses£350.00
10/9/2019The Church of Christ and St Mary's, ArmathwaiteContribution to expenses£300.00
12/11/2019Great North Air AmbulanceContribution to expenses£250.00
Other Grants
14/5/2019Plumpton Children's Treat CommitteeRecreation (Play Area)£500.00
10/9/2019Fellrunner Bus ServiceTransport£168.30

Grants 2018-2019

Below are a list of grants awarded by Hesket Parish Council in financial year April 2018 - March 2019

Date awardedBody awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
11/9/2018The Church of Christ and St Mary's, Armathwaite Contribution to expenses£300.00
11/9/2018St John the Evangelist Church, PlumptonContribution to expenses£300.00
11/9/2018Calthwaite Junior Football ClubContribution to fireworks event£300.00
13/11/2018The Poppy AppealCost of three poppy wreaths£69.00
13/11/2018Great North Air AmbulanceContribution to expenses£250.00
12/3/2019Inglewood News & NotesContribution to expenses£300,00
Total Section 137 Grants£1,519.00
Other Grants
10/7/2018Low Hesket Village HallCommunity buildings (hall refurbishment)£1000.00
11/9/2018Fellrunner Bus ServiceTransport£199.20
12/3/2019Carlisle Wrestling ClubRecreation (purchase of wrestling mats)£100.00

Grants 2017-2018

Below are a list of grants awarded by Hesket Parish Council in financial year April 2017 - March 2018

Date AwardedBody Awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
9/5/2017Hospice at HomeContribution to expenses£200.00
12/9/2017Milestone SocietyRestoration of Milestones£50.00
14/11/2017The Poppy AppealCost of three poppy wreaths£69.00
14/11/2017Great North Air AmbulanceContribution to expenses£250.00
26/11/2017PPG Court Thorn SurgeryTowards Syringe Driver£600.00
15/1/2018St John the Evangelist Church, PlumptonContribution to expenses£300.00
15/1/2018Christ Church, IvegillContribution to expenses£150.00
15/1/2018The Church of Christ and St Mary's, ArmathwaiteContribution to expenses£300.00
13/3/2018St Mary the Virgin's Church, High HesketContribution to expenses£300.00
13/3/2018Inglewood News & NotesContribution to expenses£300.00
Total Section 137 Grants£2,519.00
Other Grants
14/11/2017Fellrunner Bus ServiceTransport£250.00
Facilitating third party donation
9/5/2017Katherine WellRestoration £1,206.00