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GUIDELINES FOR APPLICATIONS TO HASTINGS YOUTH TRUST
1 Hastings Youth Trust was established in 1965 and, until 1994, operated a full-
2 Grants may be made to recognised organisations and to individuals who meet the following criteria:
2.1 Beneficiaries must be under the age of twenty-
2.2 Beneficiaries must reside in the Borough of Hastings or within five miles of the Borough boundary.
3 The objects for which grants may be made are:
3.1 In the interests of social welfare to provide and assist in the provision of facilities (including the organising of any activity for recreation and other leisure-
3.2 To promote and provide facilities for the religious and social education and training of such young persons;
3.3 To promote and provide facilities for the education and training of persons to be Youth Leaders;
3.4 To further any other charitable purpose for the benefit of such young persons;
Provided always that in furtherance of the said objects no distinction shall be made between persons on the grounds of race or political or other opinions.
4 Subject to the criteria and the objects, the Trustees are prepared to consider applications for the following types of grant:
4.1 Capital projects
Grants to contribute towards the cost of erecting new buildings or the extension or renovation of existing buildings.
4.2 Equipment grants
Grants to provide equipment for specific purposes or for furnishings and fittings
4.3 Individual Grants (which are usually means tested)
Grants to contribute towards the costs of participating in the fields of music, the arts, sports and games, and with recreational groups.
5 Grants will not normally be made:
5.1 For recurring expenses unless they form part of a special programme approved by the Trustees;
5.2 As a substitute for statutory funding;
5.3 To other charities or organisation who redistribute funds;
5.4 To cover overheads, running or administrative costs, VAT or professional fees.
Method of Application
6 Applications by individuals:
6.1 Applications must:
6.1.1 Be on the authorised form provided by the Trustees which may be downloaded by following this link or obtained from the Clerk to the Trustees at 'Glenwood', 151 Old Roar Road, St Leonards-
6.1.2 When completed it should be sent to the Clerk.
6.1.3 The application must have a fully completed financial section but should not be accompanied by additional written information unless asked for by the Trustees or absolutely necessary to explain the circumstances of the application.
7 Applications by organisations:
7.1 There is no fixed procedure for applications and the initial approach should be by letter addressed to the Clerk.
8 Applicants may:
8.1 Be required to supply references and/or to attend for interview;
8.2 Be requested to supply additional information. For example, the Trustees may require:
8.2.1 for capital project: architects' or surveyors' costings, plans and the like;
8.2.2 proposals for funding an entire project
8.2.3 copies of accounts
8.2.4 estimates of the subsequent running and maintenance costs and information about how these may be met.
9 Applicants who are awarded a grant are required, following completion of the grant aided activity, to write to the Clerk to provide a summary of how the grant was spent and a brief summary of any outcomes.
10 If there is any publicity of the grant aided activity then, where possible, it should include a reference to the assistance given by the Hastings Youth Trust .
Further information may be obtained from
The Clerk to the Trustees
Hastings Youth Trust
151 Old Roar Road
East Sussex TN37 7HH