Who can apply?
Potton Consolidated Charity would like to help any Potton based Organisation or Potton Resident but has to comply to the guidelines set down for the running of the Charity. The main aim of the Charity to help the people of Potton and this can be done in many ways which will hopefully have a positive affect many of the people living in Potton.
Over the many years that the Charity has been established, it has helped numerous organisation, groups and individuals within Potton but has done this both fairly and always ensuring that the people of Potton will benefit. All applications are made through the application process which the Clerk of the Charity will pass to the Trustees for approval.
The Trustees meet approximately 5 or 6 times a year to review the applications that have been made and they are then discussed and either approved, denied or a request for more information is made to the applicant. The guidelines are very simple and so is the application process but it is vital that you are either a Potton resident or a Potton based organisation in order for your application to be put in front of the Trustees for consideration.
It states on the Charity Commissions web site that Potton Consolidated Charity Objectives are -
FOR THE RELIEF OF PERSONS RESIDENT IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT WHO ARE IN NEED, HARDSHIP OR DISTRESS; THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS UNDER THE AGE OF 25 RESIDENT IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT; TO FURTHER THE RELIGIOUS AND OTHER CHARITABLE WORK OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN THE AREA OF BENEFIT; AND THE GENERAL BENEFIT OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA OF BENEFIT IN SUCH CHARITABLE WAYS AS THE TRUSTEES THINK FIT.
• GENERAL CHARITABLE PURPOSES
• EDUCATION / TRAINING
• THE ADVANCEMENT OF HEALTH OR SAVING OF LIVES
• THE PREVENTION OR RELIEF OF POVERTY
• AMATEUR SPORT
• CHILDREN / YOUNG PEOPLE
• ELDERLY / OLD PEOPLE
• PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
• THE GENERAL PUBLIC / MANKIND
• MAKES GRANTS TO ORGANISATIONS
• PROVIDES BUILDINGS / FACILITIES / OPEN SPACE
• BY COMPLETING AN APPLICATION FORM
If, you wish to make an application to Potton Consolidated Charities for a grant then you must make sure that you fall into one of the description in each section shown above.
For example, if you would like to make an application for a grant to help you with your education then you may do this as you because you are applying for an Educational / Training Grant and you are a child (or making the application on behalf of a child aged between 16-25) and you may do this by either downloading a request for an application form or collecting a form from Potton Post Office.