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Evesham Town Council seeks projects looking for New Homes Bonus Funding
Evesham Town Council is seeking projects for funding from the New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding scheme.  We are looking for larger projects where the funding requirement from NHB is at least 10,000.
Your project could be for anything as long as the proposed spend delivers added, ongoing value to the local community and, where possible, benefits communities close to any development that it is associated with. Generally it is expected that the funding is for tangible projects, such as community facilities and infrastructure. 
We will not normally approve use of the New Homes Bonus to fund the following:
•  Projects which have already been completed or largely completed before we assess the proposal.
•  Any expenditure incurred or committed before we approve the proposal.
•  Generally day to day running costs.
•  Fundraising activities for organisations.
•  Items that mainly benefit individuals, for example equipment that is not shared.
•  Political or religious activities.
•  For proposals related to schools, unless the matter is outside any other funding mechanism, and there is a demonstrable wider community benefit, and there is evidence that the community supports use of NHB monies for this purpose. 
If you have a project that you think fits the criteria then you should complete an application form which is available on request by emailing the Town Clerk, Stuart Carter, town clerk@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk.  
Applications must be submitted to the Town Clerk by 25 May 2016.  Once submitted they will be considered by the Town Council who will then decide whether to take them to the next stage which is further consultation, and then ultimately if successful to be submitted to Wychavon District Council who have the final say on applications for NHB.
For further information please contact the Town Clerk, Stuart Carter townclerk@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk 01386 443322.

New Homes Bonus Consultation

On the link below you will find both the online consultation and lots of information on the projects that are seeking New Homes Bonus funding. 

Uploaded are the slides that were presented to the attendees at our consultation event on 16 October and we encourage you to take a look at these before responding in order to get a clear idea of each project.


Consultation now closed.

 

What is New Homes Bonus?

The government introduced the New Homes Bonus in April 2011.  The bonus was designed to ensure that the economic benefits of housing growth are returned to the councils and communities where that growth takes place.  For every new home built and occupied in Wychavon, and every long-term empty home brought back into use, the government gives Wychavon District Council (WDC) a non-ring fenced New Homes Bonus grant each year for six years.  WDC in turn ring-fence a percentage of this to town and parish councils for local projects.

 

For more information please contact the Evesham Town Clerk, Stuart Carter.