The Town Council and Rotary Club of Oswestry Borderland Oswestry Bonfire and Fireworks evening Grant Fund

The Bonfire and Fireworks Grant Fund is now open. The hugely popular event raised over £9,000 which will be made available to local clubs and organisations and other local events as a result of the Town Council deciding not to recover their costs of firework purchase.

Jonathan Jones from the Rotary Club said "This year's event was a big success with a record amount being raised. Thank you to everyone who came, we've had lots of positive comments about the display and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. I'd like to thank the Town Council for underwriting the event so that 100% of the money collected goes to the local community."

Town Clerk, Arren Roberts said "We encourage applications from local groups and organisations but will prioritise funding to those based in and delivering activity in the town of Oswestry itself. Each application will be considered on merit however our preference would be not to fund projects with ongoing staffing or administrative costs." He added "The event is a real team effort between the Town Council, the Rotary Club and the Community - we thought it was a success."

Application forms are available from sandratrevor@oswestry-tc.gov.uk and the closing date for return is Friday 28th of January 2022.

Grants of up to £1,000 can be awarded but we expect most grants to be less than £500 to ensure that the widest possible benefit from the overall fund is achieved. Please note that we cannot make payments to individuals, your organisation/group must have a bank account and you must provide evidence of that bank account.

Decisions will be made in mid-February by a joint panel and a formal presentation evening will be arranged in early March. If successful, as a condition of the grant we would ask you to acknowledge receipt of the grant in your organisation/groups publicity.

Tuesday 23 November 2021

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