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Community Grants

Meeting: 17/11/2021 - Nominations and Grants Committee (Item 20)

Community Grants

(Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Waste)

Additional documents:


Report of the Portfolio Holder for Economy and to agree grant applications to the Council’s Community Grant Scheme


Community Grants Applications


Lichfield and Tamworth Sea Cadets


To purchase 2 kayaks for the group to help gain more experience and practical skills to on the water for new and previous cadet.  The grant is agreed on condition that the Sea Cadets are asked to facilitate free of charge kayaking activities as part of TBC’s summer activity programme next year


(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor T Clements)


The Hygiene Bank – Tamworth Branch


Purchasing toiletry and household cleaning items in bulk for needy families in the Tamworth area – distributed through our partner organisations  i.e. 14 local schools, The Food Bank, CAB, Job Centre, The Heart of Tamworth Charity.


(Moved by Councillor T Clements  and seconded by Councillor D Cook)


The Committee asked Officers to enquire if the Council could facilitate a donation point in a Council building for the Hygiene Bank. 


Festive Grants


24 Councillors have agreed to pool their £100 festive grant allocation to support several anchor VCSE organisation as follows:



Applied for


Communities Together CIC


Breakfasts & Lunch with Santa



To provide up to 150 festive frozen food parcels to families and individuals with insufficient funds during the festive period.

Heart of Tamworth


A Christmas meal for the homeless and isolated on Christmas Day for 50/70 People

Home-start & Number 8 Charity


Christmas lunches for 50 home-start volunteers and 14 young Mums and approx. 10 volunteers at No 8 Charity







Further Applications for Festive Grants have been received as follows:



Applied for


Cllr Tina Clements



CAMEO Club – towards 22 residents in Wilnecote area a Christmas lunch

Cllr Roy Rogers



Wilnecote Congregational Church – Carol Service for the Manor House Day Centre Residents

Cllr Steven Pritchard



Community Children Count – towards Christmas choir in the community and Christmas film night with a party to meet Santa and provide food and receive a gift.

Cllr Richard Ford

Cllr Thomas Jay

Cllr Simon Goodall


Rotary Club Tamworth – towards upkeep for Christmas Sleigh







The Committee approved the Ward Councillor Festive Grants totalling £3850.00 and agreed that the shortfall allocation of £850 for the bids to Festive Grants to fund and support the key projects to our communities during the festive period is met from the Community Grants budget. 


(Moved on block by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard).