Important information before you start:
The information asked for is the minimum necessary for the HWSMC Trustees to decide whether to award a grant, and if so, how much. The Trustees welcome any further information to support your application and will sometimes ask for more details before deciding.
The HWSMC is a registered charity. Its area of benefit is Market Harborough, Great Bowden and Little Bowden; meaning that it cannot make grants for projects or applicants outside this area. Trustees can only make grants in accordance with the Charity’s constitution, for the general benefit of inhabitants in the area of benefit. Grants can be made for:
supporting people in need, experiencing hardship or sickness;
Improving social welfare, facilities for recreation and leisure time occupation;
supporting educational facilities; and
other charitable purposes as the Trustees see fit.
THE TRUSTEES ARE UNABLE TO MAKE GRANTS OTHER THAN TO COMPLY WITH THE OBJECTS INCLUDING THE AREA OF BENEFIT WHICH IS RESTRICTED TO MARKET HARBOROUGH, GREAT BOWDEN AND LITTLE BOWDEN.
The Trustees meet at least four times per year and in practice more often than that at which time they consider all applications received within the available budget.
The Trustees have a wide discretion about the grants they give, as long as they comply with the constitution. The Trustees are keen to see the effort that has been made by applicants themselves to raise funds, so be mindful of that when applying. There are no exclusions as to what will be considered, and every application will be treated on its merits, however, the Trustees will be less likely to make repeat grants year on year.
When completed, simply press the "Submit Application" button.
If you are unable to complete online, please click here to print hard copy of application form and add any additional sheets as required.