Community Small Grants Fund

If you have Community Project and you require funding, then read on. You may be able to ask us for a grant of up to £1,000!



Aim. The Rotary Club of Chislehurst Small Grants Fund (CRSGF) exists to help people who are endeavouring to start projects which aim to improve the lives of those living in the Chislehurst area.
  
The Fund. The CRSGF is administered by the Rotary Club of Chislehurst (The Club). It idraws its money from the Club's Benevolent Account, monies which are raised locally.  The fund is on-going and there is no time limit for applications to be submitted.  
 
Availability of the Fund.  The CRSGF is available to individuals and groups within the local community who have projects that fulfil one or more of the following criteria:
- To improve the lives of residents of Chislehurst 
- improve the environment or amenities within Chislehurst
- Encourage other people to take part in such projects. 
 
Grants. CRSGF grants are only available to help start-up and provide initial support to projects. They are not given for running costs.
- Grants are normally made up to a maximum of £1,000 and are not normally repeated to the same organisation. 
- Grants are only made after a full application has been considered by the Club’s Community Service Committee, recommended by the Club Council and approved by a meeting of the whole Club. The process usually takes six to eight weeks. 
- Grants will not be made to Registered charities, public service organisations, private or public businesses. Nor will grants be made for political or religious purposes. 
- Grants are given at the sole discretion of the Club whose decision is final.
 
Requirements. The expectation is that following the receipt of a grant, the project will normally have to be completed within twelve months.  A report of about the project, including financial details, will need to be sent to the Club on its completion or after twelve months, whichever is the sooner. This report will need to highlight the successes and failures of the project and any lessons which have been learned. Subsequently, project leaders may be invited to attend a meeting of the Club to give a short talk on their project.
 
Safeguarding. Please note that if your project involves vulnerable people in any way whatsoever, evidence that the necessary enquiries and precautions have been made must be presented to the Club before a grant will be released. 
 
Application Form  
 
Don’t worry if you can’t complete all the sections in the application. If necessary, we will discuss your Project with you and help you provide the information we require. 
The Rotary Club of Chislehurst supports volunteering or community service projects organised and run by people in Chislehurst and surrounding area. 
 
It is not our intention to make this a complicated process, but we do need some basic information to enable us to assess what you want or need from us.  
 
The form relates to our small community grants fund. If you have a larger project in mind or you or your organisation doesn’t meet the requirements for this funding source, we do have other funds available that you might want to access. 
 
Please complete the application form (click here) and sent it to rcchislehurst@gmail.com.  You will be contacted within 2 working weeks to discuss your application further. 

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