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Grant awarded to Tring Radio
Tring Radio is the fastest expanding volunteer run non-profit based radio station in the South East of England – initially setup in light of the Coronavirus Epidemic to bring News, Information and Music to our local residents.
All Radio Shows at Tring Radio are produced by a fast growing team of over 50 dedicated music lovers, DJ’s and Presenters. It is a fully licensed Radio station and broadcast live Daily, 365 Days a Year, and one of the fastest growing radio stations in the South East of England. As a not for profit organisation, money goes directly into the running costs of the station, which are huge. This enables Tring Radio to continue to support brilliant local charity initiatives, local independent businesses / organisations and give amazing training and media opportunities to local people of all ages and abilities to become involved in Local Radio.
The Council has approved a grant to the sum of £4,589 for equipment and promotional items, and to facilitate outside broadcasts, and acknowledges the valuable work Tring Radio is doing in the community. Listen out for Tring Town Councillors on the midday show from September 2023!
‘It is all about local. Our community. Your community.’ Tring Radio
Grants Awarded in 2023
Tring Farmers Market – £480 (Small Grant)
Tring Together – £10,200, including £1,100 for the Christmas Festival, £5,500 for a Tring Together Officer, £1,000 for the Dinosaur Event, £2,400 for the King’s Coronation and a further £200 to be shared between Tring Together and Tring Music Partnership awarded by the Annual Community Award Winner.
Tring Town Council sets aside a small budget each year to help groups with expenses for equipment or events. It is able to offer grants to voluntary groups provided they meet its criteria; unfortunately, for legal reasons, it cannot give money to individuals.
Applications are online. You can complete a small grants application form by following this link: Small grants application form Please read the Grants Awarding Policy to check eligibility before applying.
Applications must be accompanied by a set of the group’s last audited/examined accounts; or copies of recent bank statements, if a small group. It is also helpful if you are able to indicate where else you have sought funding, and what percentage of your membership or beneficiaries are from Tring Town.
If you need a paper copy of the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will then be put to the Council’s Finance & Policy Committee, which meets five times a year; please see the meetings page for the dates. Please ensure details of the application reach the Clerk at least a week before any meeting. Late applications of an urgent nature can sometimes be accommodated. Please ring or email for advice.
Applicants will normally receive a decision letter within a fortnight of the Committee meeting. Successful applicants will receive a bank transfer for the sum agreed.
Any grant awarded must be acknowledged in any publicity or literature you subsequently produce.
Further information can be obtained from the Clerk of the Council; please use the Contact page.
Green Homes Grants
Dacorum Borough Council has secured funding through the Government’s ‘Green Homes Grant’ scheme and is working to help local residents make free improvements to their homes.
We have identified thousands of residents who could be entitled to up to £10,000 worth of funding to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes.
To inform residents of this funding we have arranged for a mail out to those we believe could meet the eligibility criteria. Residents will be receiving this information from Monday 31 January onwards.
To be eligible for the grant there are two main criteria:
1. The resident must own a home in Dacorum that has a low energy efficiency rating, with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of D or lower.
2. The resident’s total household income from employment must be less than £30,000 per year.
OR someone in their household receives certain income, disability, or health-related benefits.
OR they are of state pension age and in receipt of housing credit.
OR earn less than £20,000 after paying for mortgage and council tax.
We are working with Warmworks to help manage this scheme and are directing all resident queries to them – they can call on 0808 196 8255 or complete an online expression of interest form: https://surveys.est.org.uk/s/GreenHomesGrantSchemeLAD/
A third of the borough’s greenhouse gas emissions comes from our homes and so making them as energy efficient as possible will help towards tackling the climate emergency.
Additionally, Green Homes Grant funding is also available for private landlords and social housing. However, a 33% contribution from the landlord is required and the maximum funding per property is £5,000 instead of £10,000.
If you receive queries from your residents regarding this funding, please direct them to the Warmworks contact details above.
Support in sharing the message to residents/landlords who you believe might qualify would be greatly appreciated.