The Town Council allocates various funding each year in the form of grants. Local Community groups are encouraged to take advantage of the available grant funding.
Applications are generally considered twice a year, February and September.
The primary aim of grant funding is to provide ‘Seed’ or ‘Crisis’ financial support. In essence this means that applications by new or existing community groups to undertake a new project activity will be looked upon favourably, as will applications submitted to avoid a crisis. A crisis will be defined as something that could not have reasonably been foreseen and which is likely to put the future of the group in jeopardy. Please note that requests from regional and national charities are rarely considered appropriate for a Town Council grant.
The level of grant funding is generally, but not exclusively, geared to how many residents benefit.
All applications are reviewed by an officer of the Town Council and the Mayor, to ensure that they generally meet the seed and/or crisis funding criteria before being presented to the Full Town Council for consideration. Town Council Funding is obtained by the direct taxation (the precept) of residents of Newport and the Councillors will look most favourably on those requests that have wider appeal.