Grants and Donations

Ribchester Parish Council will consider applications for grants from voluntary and sporting groups or charitable organisations.

To qualify for an award the applicant must be able to demonstrate that any Council funding will benefit the Parish, or residents of the Parish.

In determining the validity of an application we will refer to the following guidelines:

Applications will be considered for the following purposes:

  • Purchasing equipment either in full or in part.
  • Funding of transport that will enable group members to partake in a group trip or outing regardless of their incomes.
  • Training activities.
  • Activities that raise the profile of the parish area.
  • Running costs of a viable group that is experiencing a period of hardship, hosting special events or celebrations.
  • Provision of recreational facilities.


  • Grants cannot be awarded to individuals.
  • The award must be used for the purpose for which the application was made.
  • If the grant cannot be used for the stated purpose, all monies must be returned to the Parish Council.
  • All awards must be properly acknowledged


  • Any Charity, Voluntary Group, Sporting Group or Community Organisation.
  • Agencies that operate within the Parish and are of benefit to the local community.

The Parish Council is unable to fund activities outside its powers and functions.


To apply for a grant, please download and complete this Application Form

The Parish Council will consider applications for grants at its meetings in May, August, November and February.

Applications are to be received by Clerk to Parish Council 10 days before the appropriate Council meeting.