Gib Lane Community Fund Criteria

Project locations

Projects for which grants are requested must be located in the Parishes of Bierton, Hulcott, Aston Clinton and Buckland in Buckinghamshire. Applications requesting between £250 and the maximum amount available for your Parish are invited. The figures for 2024 are given below.

  • Bierton                                  38% of annual donation (£5,660 in 2024)
  • Hulcott                                  14% of annual donation (£2,085 in 2024)
  • Aston Clinton                        29% of annual donation (£4,320 in 2024)
  • Buckland                               19% of annual donation (£2,830 in 2024)
Project Purpose

Grants are available for:

  • Energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, such as insulation, efficient boilers or small scale renewable energy installations
  • Projects for school age children, or older people
  • Any other community projects for the benefit of residents of the local area
Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations, who can apply for funding include:

  • Voluntary, community groups
  • Parish Councils
  • Schools and educational establishments
  • Social enterprises (including credit unions, co-operatives, social firms, community owned enterprises, community interest companies and development trusts) provided they operate on a not-for-profit basis

Applicants are required to have a written constitution, a set of rules, or a governing document and a bank or building society account, held in the name of the organisation, in place before applying for a grant.


Grants will not be available for:

  • Commercial organisations
  • Private membership-based sports clubs and facilities unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (e.g. not membership by nomination organisations)
  • Projects that only benefit one individual (unless the application is received from an organisation and the project directly benefits individuals, e.g. energy saving measures such as insulation)
  • Projects that are narrowly religious in focus or that support a party political campaign or cause
  • Retrospective funding (i.e. funding can only be requested for works that will begin / expenditure that will be incurred AFTER our funding decision has been made and a formal grant Contract issued)
  • Works considered a statutory responsibility, such as scheduled transport services, works to public highways and public car parks
Judging Criteria

The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project
  • The level of community support for and involvement in the project

Other factors will also be considered which must be demonstrated in the application:

  • The ability of the applicant to deliver the project
  • How the work will be continued after the project has been completed i.e. its sustainability and legacy
  • Value for money

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