Terms and Conditions for Grant Applications

  • From 2019 Grants will be available to projects aimed at or involving children and young people in the arts
  • Grants will generally be paid to voluntary groups/organisations but statutory bodies, such as schools, may apply for enrichment activities.
  • Grant applications cannot be considered from any individual/organisation associated with any political party.
  • Applications will only be considered from groups/organisations based in Stroud district.
  • Grants will generally be up to £500 in a year but may be increased if appropriate for larger projects.
  • Grants will not normally be given to large scale projects, without prior discussion, where funding is being sought from different sources.
  • Grants will generally be paid in two stages – 90% on approval and the final 10% when all the grant conditions are satisfied.
  • Applications must be submitted on the appropriate form and will be considered at the next committee meeting. See www.stroudfestival.org/about-us for dates of meetings.
  • Applicants will be informed of the decision of the Stroud Festival Directors within six weeks of receipt of the application form.
  • Applicants may be asked for additional information in advance of a decision.
  • Successful applicants must advertise the activity/event as being sponsored by Stroud Festival in publicity, programmes and tickets, by including the official logo.
  • Two complementary tickets/invitations and a programme must be sent to the Stroud Festival Committee where appropriate at least two weeks in advance.
  • Where appropriate, space must be allocated for a display stand (this will be supplied) promoting Stroud Festival at the activity/event.
  • Failure to adhere to these conditions or significant changes to the approved project will result in the grant being suspended and funds being required to be returned.
  • If your project is particularly financially successful, up to 30% of your grant will be repayable to Stroud Festival for distribution in future years.
  • After the event, a Grant Monitoring Form detailing the numbers of people involved in the project and the numbers attending activities and events must be completed and returned to Stroud Festival within one month of the completed project. The final grant payment will be distributed on receipt of this information.
  • Organisations/individuals can apply for Grants for the same project for a maximum of 3 consecutive years where ongoing projects need seed funding.
  • The decision of the Stroud Festival Board is final on all matters.