Grants policy

Apply for a grant from
Hesket Parish Council

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 that “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 – Hesket Parish Council Grants Policy.

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.

The total grant money available to be awarded under section 137 of the 1972 act is limited to an index-linked figure relative to the number of persons on the electoral role. The maximum expenditure in 2020/2021 is £8.32 per elector. In Hesket Parish there are 1014 electors, making the maximum limit to be expended under section 137 in this tax year £8,434.73.

Details of grant awards in this and the previous three financial years can be found below. For a full list of all grants awarded since April 2013, please click here – Hesket Parish Council Grants, April 2013 – March 2020.

Grants 2020-2021

Below are a list of grants awarded so far by Hesket Parish Council in financial year April 2020 - March 2021
Body awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
Christ Church, IvegillContribution to expenses£150.00
Total Section 137 Grants to date£150.00
Other Grants

Grants 2019-2020

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

Body awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
Christ Church, IvegillContribution to expenses£150.00
St Mary the Virgin's Church, High HesketContribution to expenses£300.00
Court Thorn Surgery Patient Participation GroupContribution to expenses£350.00
The Church of Christ and St Mary's, ArmathwaiteContribution to expenses£300.00
Great North Air AmbulanceContribution to expenses£250.00
The Poppy AppealCost of three poppy wreaths£69.00
Inglewood News and NotesContribution to expenses£350.00
Total Section 137 Grants£1,769.00
Other Grants
Plumpton Children's Treat CommitteeRecreation (Play Area)
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, section 19
£500.00
Fellrunner Bus ServiceTransport
Transport Act 1985, section 106A amended by Local Government and Rating Act 1997, section 27
£168.30

Grants 2018-2019

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

Body awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
The Church of Christ and St Mary's, Armathwaite Contribution to expenses£300.00
St John the Evangelist Church, PlumptonContribution to expenses£300.00
Calthwaite Junior Football ClubContribution to fireworks event£300.00
The Poppy AppealCost of three poppy wreaths£69.00
Great North Air AmbulanceContribution to expenses£250.00
Inglewood News & NotesContribution to expenses£300.00
Total Section 137 Grants£1,519.00
Other Grants
Low Hesket Village HallCommunity buildings (hall refurbishment)
Local Government Act 1972, section 133
£1000.00
Fellrunner Bus ServiceTransport
Transport Act 1985, section 106A amended by Local Government and Rating Act 1997, section 27
£199.20
Carlisle Wrestling ClubRecreation (purchase of wrestling mats)
Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, section 19
£100.00

Grants 2017-2018

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

Body Awarded toPurposeAmount
Section 137 Grants
Hospice at HomeContribution to expenses£200.00
Katherine WellRestoration
Facilitating third party grant
(Local Government Act 1972, section 139)
£1,206.00
Milestone SocietyRestoration of Milestones£50.00
The Poppy AppealCost of three poppy wreaths£69.00
Great North Air AmbulanceContribution to expenses£250.00
PPG Court Thorn SurgeryTowards Syringe Driver£600.00
St John the Evangelist Church, PlumptonContribution to expenses£300.00
Christ Church, IvegillContribution to expenses£150.00
The Church of Christ and St Mary's, ArmathwaiteContribution to expenses£300.00
St Mary the Virgin's Church, High HesketContribution to expenses£300.00
Inglewood News & NotesContribution to expenses£300.00
Total Section 137 Grants£3,725.00
Other Grants
Fellrunner Bus ServiceTransport
Transport Act 1985, section 106A amended by Local Government and Rating Act 1997, section 27
£250.00

 

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