A one-off start up grant of £150
Start up grants must be spent in accordance with the conditions on the application form and a record must be kept of all expenditure along with receipts. The Tenant Participation Team can provide help, information and training on this. Contact them on 01482 300 300.
Annual support grants
Annual support grants are available to help with general running costs such as postage, telephone charges and stationery. Annual support grants must be spent in accordance with the conditions outlined on the application form and a record must be kept of all expenditure along with receipts. The Tenant Participation Team can provide help, information and training on this. Contact them on 01482 300 300.
When a group first applies for a support grant, we will need evidence of how their start-up grant was spent.
If a group already receives funding for general running costs from another source, it will not be eligible to apply for a support grant from us. Groups can contact the Tenant Participation Team on 01482 300 300 if they would like information on other sources of financial assistance.
The amount of annual funding available for recognised TARAs depends on the number of council homes they represent.
|Total number of council homes
|10 to 200
||Up to £300
|201 to 750
||Up to £450
||Up to £550
Where they have not spent their annual grant, any remaining funds over £50 will be deducted from the following year’s allocation.
Additional support grants for IT equipment (up to £800)
Groups can apply for an additional support grant to buy a computer or printer to help with their work.
Additional support funding
Additional support funding is available to groups experiencing financial difficulties or to groups who have had to go through a large consultation exercise. Each application will be dealt with on an individual basis.
All grants are paid directly into a group's bank account.