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How to get an Award from the Trust

Area of Benefit

The Pilton Green Man CIO will achieve its objectives by making small grants and/or loans available to community organisations, charities, groups and individuals to carry out projects which will benefit the people of Pilton.  The geographical area of Pilton covers the area approximately from the ND District Hospital to Pottington and from Bradiford to Raleigh and Yeo Vale but the Trust will also consider requests for projects related to Pilton which fall outside this geographical area. 

Finance Available

The money available will depend on the success of the annual Green Man events in July and other events organised by the CIO.  Grants and loans may therefore initially be limited to a maximum of £500 for organisations and £50 for individuals.  This may change as projects are developed and carried out and generate more funds or the CIO gets access to other funding.

How to apply for a grant or loan

The Trust's Grants Committee will meet four times a year to consider applications, which must be made using the standard Grant Application Form which can be found at the end of that link. The meeting dates and closing dates for the submission of applications will normally be published on this website. At the meeting on 26th July 2017 the Trustees awarded grants to three projects for a total of £2,744. These are summarised on the CIO Home page. 

The date of the next meeting of the CIO Trustees is 18th October 2017. However, as Pilton Green Man Day 2016 only broke even and Pilton Green Man Day 2017 lost money, both because of the poor weather, there are unlikely to be any further awards until 2018. However, we are still happy for you to come and discuss your ideas for charitable activities with us. Informal discussions are held with some of the Trustees initially are likely to help develop a project and smooth its path to successful funding.

All applications must clearly show a need which falls within the above objects and set out clearly how the project will benefit the people of Pilton. To fulfil the requirements for a grant or loan you will have to clearly demonstrate the charitable purposes of you project and afterwards a short report (1 page) will be required to demonstrate the outcomes achieved, how the money was spent, repayment of any loan or profit made, the people who benefited and any lessons learnt. This is essential for the trust to maintain its charitable status.


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