Parish councils have various powers given by Acts of parliament to provide funding, equipment and premises, to help others provide services.

The ability to make such grants is strictly determined by law, both in terms of the organisations which can receive them, and also the amounts of grants that may be given.

In particular, parish councils are permitted to make small grants to organisations which benefit the local population in some way or another. This is permissible under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972. There is a low ceiling on such grants, based upon the number of electors, and the monies are funded directly from the Council Tax, via the Parish Precept, so this is your money that we are talking about. There is no other external source of funding available, apart from the Council Tax.

The Council is aware of its duty to spend public money carefully, to achieve the maximum benefit to the residents of Mawnan, and is therefore keen to ensure that this money is targeted at the organisations most in need. The Parish Council gives priority to groups and organisations which directly benefit the parish and its residents.

COMMUNITY GRANTS                                                                                                  

If you are a member of a group which wishes to be considered for a grant from the Parish Council for a particular project or activity, then contact the Clerk to the Council, in the first instance.  This is not a one off occurrence – we accept grant applications throughout the year, usually in June and again in January.

Grant Application forms for 2023/24   forms for this years have just gone up.  We need to have them back for 8th June 2023 if possible, along with your groups annual accounts or annotated bank statement.

Your “project” may be a one-off purchase of equipment (e.g. special equipment used by your group, books, ingredients, materials etc), the cost of providing a service (e.g. lunch for village pensioners, trip out), or the cost of a section of your running costs (e.g. the cost of room hire for the year). The council reserves the right to seek verification that any donation has been used correctly. It may not be possible for the Council to cover the total cost of each project. A contribution towards the total may be made.

SOLAR FARM MONEY                                                                                               

We as the parish receive an annual amount because we have a solar farm within the parish.  This is held by the parish council to distribute to sustainable or worthwhile projects in the parish and is administered with the same forms & processes as our usual grants, at the same time.  You do not have to make a separate application.

We are trying to save a little of this money each year to build into a bigger pot to let us undertake some larger projects in the parish.

Grant funding from the parish can usually be used to help towards match funding from other sources – please let us know if you are intending to go down this route and need us to guarantee our contribution to help you fill in their paperwork.

Grants for 2022/23

  Award Amount
Falmouth Surf Lifesaving Club £1000.00
Helford River Scout Group £480.00
Mawnan Village Autumn Show £400.00
Mawnan Cricket Club £300.00
Abbeyfield Scott House £300.00
Mawnan Snooker Club £300.00
Coastwatch £500.00
Cornwall Air Ambulance £500.00
Cornwall Hospice £500.00
Royal British legion £30.00
Helford Gig Rowing Club£350.00
Cornwall Citizens Advice Bureau£350.00
Subtotal £5010.00

Grants for 2021/22

 Award Amount
Mawnan Memorial Hall – post office outreach rent£1,216.00
Mawnan WI – community activity days£400.00
Mawnan Cricket Club – sight screens£500.00
Mawnan Football Club – league upgrades£1,114.00
RBL – donation in lieu by Remembrance Day piper£25.00
Mawnan Anvil Trust – rooflights & repairs£5,000.00
Coastwatch – Nare Point support£500.00
Cornwall Air Ambulance – general support£200.00

Grants for 2020/21

 Award Amount 
Donations/ Grants  
Mawnan Memorial Hall – post office outreach rent£336.00 
Mawnan School PTA – outdoor gardens project£912.00 
Mawnan WI – community workshops£200.00 
Mawnan Allotment Association – tree planting project£764.00 
Solar Grant specific  
Clean Ocean Sailing – Anna Maria clean up donation£5,000.00 
JPFT – grant payment towards new play equipment£6,580.00 
Cob Endowment Trust – legal fees for community woodland space£3,252.00 
Shortfall grants  
Mawnan Anvil Trust – insurances£1,712.00 
Mawnan Community  Sports & Social Club – running costs/insurances£284.00 
Mawnan 1st brownies£231.00 

Grants awarded for 2019/20  …

WhoAwardedProject description
Mawnan 1st Brownies£300.00rasied beds, compost, greenhouse, celebration badges & books
Mawnan Anvil Trust£100.00replacement benches x2
Mawnan Preschool (Chair)£1,800.00sports for tots sessions (£50pw/£300 per 1/2 term)
Little Wembley£180.00grasss cutting/maintenance
Helford River Childrens Sailing Trust£732.0030 x school pupil sailing lessons
Mawnan Smith WI£200.00commuity craft day
Mawnan Christmas Lights£500.00fundraising events costs (advertising, printing, food, band)
1st Mawnan Rainbows£250.00gazebo
Helford River Scout Group£560.00watersport course @ Elemental, Swanpool. 4 weeks @ £140pw
Mawnan Garden Club£400.00resurrect garden club – speaker, hall fees, insurances & RHS affiliation
Scott Abbeyfield House£400.00visit & event costs
Coastmedic£260.00AED battery – emergency replacement
Ronnie Richards Memorial Charity£1,351.75AED purchase for Memorial Hall
Mawnan Methodist Hall£1,500.00repainting on all internal areas – especially those used by other community groups
Rexel Uk (Denmans)£1,573.20MCA heaters x 3.  Fundraising to cover 1 of 3 agreed
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