This is the 10th year of the Annual Ashton Bursary Awards. The purpose of the bursaries is to provide assistance to other community projects that are based in the Greater New Lodge area especially in cases where financial resources for a group are scarce and where they rely mainly on volunteers. So far well over 100 individual bursaries have been granted to local projects involved in activities such as sport, art, music, health, housing, culture, history, remembrance, safety and wellbeing. In providing financial support Ashton Community Trust is recognising the tremendous voluntary commitment of the people that run these various local projects and the importance of the work that they do.
To be eligible for the bursary, groups must meet the following criteria;
Is based in and working within the Greater New Lodge area
Is meeting local needs and providing local services
Has modest resources and would find it difficult in accessing mainstream funding
Is inclusive and non-party political
If you have received a grant in the past you must provide some detail about how this was used for the benefit of the local community.
Maximum grant available is £500
Total grant fund available is £5,000
Applications are open now, contact Ciara Rea at the McSweeney Centre, 15-31 Henry Place Phone 028 90 322289 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
or can be downloaded from: https://www.ashtoncentre.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Blank-Bursary-form.doc
Application Closing Date Friday 8th November 2019