Statutory bodies, such as parish councils or schools are central to the life of the community.
We will only accept applications from a parish council where no suitable voluntary organisation exists in your community. However, applications towards areas understood to be the responsibility of statutory authorities will not be considered.
While schools and academies can apply, we will not accept applications for activities that take place during school hours, unless they clearly offer a quality of experience that cannot be reasonably considered the school’s duty to provide. Where one exists, we would also expect that your application be submitted by an independent Parent Teacher Association, if appropriately constituted. Priority will be given to schools with a higher proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium and where a clear plan to include them in the activity is demonstrated.