Prescot Town Council is able to provide Small Grant Funding of up to £500 for local community projects.
What is Section 137 funding?
Section 137 refers to the Local Government Act 1972, which ‘empowers Local Councils to have the power to spend up to a prescribed amount in any one year for the benefit of the inhabitants of the area or part of them.’
Who can apply?
Section 137 is open to any community, voluntary, charitable or non-profit making organisation based in Prescot or predominantly serving the Prescot community. Organisations must be:
- Properly Constituted
- Have a bank account with at least two signatories
- Provide a benefit to residents of Prescot
- Be able to provide evidence of spend for the entirety of a project to which the Town Council have provided funding
For further details please read the guidance notes attached below and if you wish to make an application please complete the application form which is available by clicking the link below:
Community Recognition Awards
Prescot has a rich tradition as a Town with a strong community, sometimes the efforts of particular individuals and groups stand out as being above and beyond that of a usual citizen. These groups and individuals are not always aware of the positive impact they can have, on both individuals and the wider community, and can go largely unsung for their actions.
In order to recognise these individuals and the positive contribution they make to the lives of others, the Town Council operate the Prescot Community Recognition Awards, if you would like to make a nomination please use the form below. Closing date for nominations is 30th April 2020.
Karl and Clare Duvall – Citizens of the Year
Founders of the Red Box Appeal in Prescot and then Knowsley. It was through Karl’s role as school governor at the Prescot School that he became aware a startling problem affecting students. Although the problem must have existed for some time it had never been addressed. Karl learnt that a number of female students were losing valuable schooling as a result of not having appropriate sanitary products to address their menstrual cycle, which led to them not attending school during this time. Appalled by this knowledge Karl and Clare decided to take action by developing the Red Box project. Initially for The Prescot School, the Red Box Project is a simple concept whereby a Red Box is provided to a prominent building enabling people to donate sanitary products, the contents of the box are then collected and distributed to those who need them. The project was such a success Karl and Clare soon moved beyond the town boundary and have pushed the project out to almost every school in Knowsley. We live in a Town and wider area where there exists high levels of deprivation, that deprivation is not solely experienced by students at our local schools but also their parents and it has also been the case that some male students have accessed the Red Box to provide its contents to their families at home.
The project that Karl and Clare have conceived, developed and delivered has addressed a serious issue affecting education and wider issues within our Town and indeed the borough. It is literally impossible to estimate the number of lives they have had a positive impact on and the number of school hours that would had been lost had they not developed the Red Box project, it is people like this that change perceptions, reveal problems and do something about them, we should be honored to call them Prescotians.