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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 FEBRUARY 2019

New Homes Bonus money – a Call for Projects!

Does your club or organisation have a project that needs funding?  Are you looking to get a project for your local community off the ground? Evesham Town Council are calling for clubs and organisations to bring their projects forward for New Homes Bonus funding.

New Homes Bonus is money available to invest in the local community where new housing has been built. The money is available to support and encourage a diverse range of improvement schemes and projects across all age ranges, a wide range of interests and wherever possible innovative initiatives to meet the needs of Evesham.

Previous monies have been used to

 

  • Support “Round Evesham Walk”, make an attractive area for walking/taking into account the proximity of  the river, the history associated with the  town and its market garden heritage
  • Installation of a bus shelter along the High Street adjacent to the car wash before the station 
  • HQ refurbishment including new kitchen and block paving at Hampton Scout and Guide Association 
  • Support the Abbey Cloisters Project 
  • Enhancements to interior of Evesham Town Hall including new lift

 

Now the Town Council want more ideas to come forward for consideration for a slice of the £263,000 available.  The projects will be considered by the New Homes Bonus working group which will then decide which to recommend to the full council and a public consultation.  The projects will then be scrutinized by Wychavon District Council.

Cllr Mark Goodge, Mayor of Evesham said “I whole heartedly welcome this news.  It will be a great opportunity for local clubs and organisations to apply for funding in their local area and we look forward to the ideas coming in”

Download a proposal application form from here (word doc)

If you have any questions please contact the Town Clerk, Stuart Carter 01386 565700 or email

 

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.

Stuart Carter, Town Clerk at Evesham Town Council, on 01386 565700 or email townclerk@eveshamtowncouncil.gov.uk.