Awards and Grants

For advice on any claims, contact the Council Office. West Moors Town Council offers financial support to individuals and organisations across the community through Awards and Grants on a discretionary basis – a brief summary is given below – with links to documents in support of each category. Details of the Awards/Grants are contained in the Minutes & associated Annexes of the Finance and General Purposes Committee.

Jean Ware Legacy Award

This award is given to a young person (aged 11 - 17) living in the village who is doing exceptionally well at a sport or in the Arts and who would benefit from financial support as they continue to train and participate. The Award has a maximum value of £1000.

History: in 2012 West Moors Parish (now Town) Council celebrated the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Summer Olympic Games in London, by introducing the Legacy Award. Due to the success of the Award the (then) Parish Council decided that the scheme should continue. It was originally granted to a young resident of West Moors who had demonstrated a particular talent in sport or other physical activity, with the aim of furthering that individual's talent. In 2015 the council extended the award scheme to include the Arts, such as music, drama, painting, literature etc. Further, following the sad death of Councillor Jean Ware in 2016, who was instrumental in setting up the scheme, the Award was renamed in her honour.

Apprenticeship or Vocational Training Grant

This grant gives financial help to young people (aged 16 - 20) in apprenticeships or vocational training to meet some of the cost of tools and equipment essential to their course.

Good Citizen Award

The Good Citizen Award honours those people who may not get the recognition they deserve for their efforts to help or improve the community or an individual; a 'Good Citizen' is someone who undertakes selfless acts for the good of the community without financial motive. More detail regarding the requirements for a successful nomination are contained within the Guidance Notes (see link below). There are two categories: Junior (any young person of school age) and Adult (18+). To qualify for the Award, the recipient must be a resident of West Moors. A trophy awaits the winner and five 'recognition certificates' are also available. Presentation of the awards will be made at the Annual Parish Meeting, which is held in April or May of each year. The closing date for nomination is 28th February.

Miscellaneous grants / donations

Small grants / donations are available for West Moors organisations, charities and societies. The Town Council recognises the importance of funding for the voluntary sector such as sports clubs, cultural or recreational events.

West Moors Youth & Community Club

The Town (formerly Parish) Council has had a long-standing commitment to support the youth of West Moors and in particular provides funds to the local Youth Club. Since withdrawal of county-level funding in 2016/17, the Council provides a grant for the provision of a qualified youth worker.