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There are various grants and awards available through the district council and county council. These include general grant aid, sports and arts grants and development funds, and housing and housing renovation grants.
The information provided here aims to answer any queries you may have about the various grants that are available, however, if you are unable to find the specific information you require please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Disabled Facilities Grant
Currently, we provide financial assistance to disabled people who require adaptations to their home called a disabled facilities grant.
We also provide assistance to older residents for minor works around the home called the handyperson scheme. Please contact our first contact team for further information.
Think BIG (Business Investment for Growth)
Think BIG provides loans to existing businesses that don’t meet the banks’ lending criteria but are able to demonstrate that they have a viable proposition for growth. Loans range from around £25k to £150k and are available to existing small and medium-sized businesses in Newark and Sherwood with the ambition and potential to grow. As a guideline, those supported would ideally have over five employees and a turnover of over £500k.
Newark and Sherwood District Council have created this £2million fund to encourage business growth within the district, and the fund is being managed by a team of professional risk finance specialists on the council’s behalf.
The loan fund is part of wider plan to stimulate economic growth in all business sectors and in particular those where there is existing strength and future potential, including engineering, information and communications technologies, logistics, food processing, and low carbon technologies.
For more information on how to apply please visit the Invest Newark and Sherwood website.
Our sports grant aid scheme aims to support district based parish councils, community groups, voluntary sports clubs and talented individuals to help them achieve their aims and aspirations in sport.
The scheme has three main funding streams:-
Each application will be assessed against the programme criteria and grants of up to £2000 can be awarded for special projects and events and up to £200 for coach education and development and support to talented individuals.
If you are an arts professional, community group or local individual or organisation with a good idea for an arts project within the district we may be able to help you.
We can offer advice and support in finding external funding as well as offering small grants and funding from the council.
We can offer small grants to help with community projects and events that benefit the local people of newark and sherwood.
We can advise on current grants and discount opportunities for savings on loft and wall insulation, central heating improvements and renewable energy installations.
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‘Aged 55 and over’ or disabled? Additional assistance can be available to help reduce energy costs and keep warm as part of the first contact scheme, a one-stop-shop providing access to a wide range of local services.
One-off grants and continuing funding maybe available to your voluntary or community group from Nottinghamshire County Council.
In the past grant aid has assisted group involved with children and young people, adult social care and health and community culture initiatives.
For out more on grant aid from Nottinghamshire County Council.
Contact your local county councillor to find out more about how they might be able to support worthy initiatives in the area.
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Newark and Sherwood District Council