Parish Council Small Grants Scheme

 

Parish Council Small Grants Scheme

Over many years now the Parish Council has made small grants available to organisations which support our local community.  The budget is funded through the Council’s precept.  In a few months’ time we will be starting the process of settling our budget for the 2021/22 financial year.  We would, therefore, invite local organisations to submit any grant application to the Parish Clerk clerk@burghillparishcouncil.org by the end of September this year.  This will allow for the proposals to be considered and if they are successful, to ensure they are budgeted for.  We will let organisation know the outcome of the process early next year.

Any submitted proposals will be judged against the following criteria:

  • Is the purpose of the grant request clear?
  • Will it be spent within the 2021/22 financial year?
  • Will it benefit local parishioners?
  • Is there an alternative source of funding?
  • Is the body asking for the grant sound, from a probity perspective and does it have appropriate safeguarding policies in place?

Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss a potential application.

Paulette Scholes, Clerk to Burghill Parish Council

 

Fraud/Scam Phone Calls Alert

Telephone fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable members of the community around Herefordshire and trying to con them out of their money. Fraudsters are contacting the victims pretending to be police officers.

Be advised that these fraudsters will encourage you to put the phone down and ring 999 or your banks number. They will keep the line open so when the victim dials the new number they will go back through to the fraudster and not the real police/bank. We recommend putting the phone down multiple times, waiting at least ten minutes before using the phone again and where possible call the police or the bank on a different phone such as a mobile or neighbours phone.

Remember a police officer will never ask you for money or demand you withdraw any from your bank.

Please alert family and friends who you think may be victims.   Click on link below for more information.

Scam Advice Sheet