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Rutland Youth Council Small Grants

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This is the Rutland Youth Council Small Grants official online application page.

You can apply for a small grant of up to £250 if you are aged 11 to 19, or aged 11 to 25 with a special educational need or disability.

The money can be used to pay for anything that you think will improve things for you as an individual, or a group.

There are no restrictions on the type of projects or ideas that can be funded, as long as it supports young people to learn and develop.

Before You Complete the Application Form

Before you complete the application form:

  • Read the information on this page very carefully to make sure that you meet the criteria.
  • Make a note of the evidence you will need to collect.
  • Make a list of all of the things that need to be done to make your project or idea happen.
  • Find an adult or organisation that can support your application and hold the money for you.
  • Make a list of tasks, from what needs to happen first to what needs to happen last.
  • Research the cost of each task and collect evidence (don’t just guess).
  • Make a list of all the things that you and / or young people will get from your project.
  • Be able to demonstrate that you have fundraised additional money towards your project.

If you don’t understand the form or need some help, you can contact us by email or by calling Jules House on 01572 758 301.


Who can apply?

You must meet all of these criteria to apply for this funding:

  • I am aged 11 to 19, or I am aged 11 to 25 with a special educational need or disability
  • I live in Rutland, or attend a Rutland school
  • I have an adult who can support me to make an application
  • I will complete the form myself
  • I am applying for funding that will improve one of the five outcomes listed below

Health and Wellbeing

Examples: Healthy eating, sexual health, mental health, staying safe


Examples: Youth voice, youth forums, community work and engagement, making a positive contribution


Examples: Gaining new skills, accreditation, resources for personal development, raising aspirations


Something inclusive for all young people, including SEND groups

Developing Life Skills

Examples: engaging in activities that will support adulthood, developing talents

When to Apply

We meet four times a year to consider applications.

We need to receive you application by the end of the month before each meeting, so:

March meeting: 28 February deadline

June meeting: 31 May deadline

September meeting: 31 August deadline

December meeting: 30 November deadline

Application form

Accountability: Important Information

  1. You must collect and keep evidence about how you spend and use the money.
  2. You will be expected to show how the money has benefited you / other young people.
  3. You may be asked to come to a quality assurance meeting by a member of the Rutland Youth Council at some point during the year.
  4. You will have to complete a monitoring and evaluation form and return it, along with your proof of spend.
  5. If your application is successful you will need to attend the annual celebration event hosted by the Rutland Youth Council to give a 5 minute presentation on how the money has helped and supported you and / or your group.

Data Protection Information

In order to comply with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we have to provide you with information about the personal data you give to us. 

This information is set out below:

Rutland County Council is the data controller for the personal information you may provide. You can contact us by phone on 01572 722577, via email or by writing to us at Data Protection, Catmose House, Oakham, Rutland LE15 6HP.

Your information will be used so that we can monitor and quality assure the spending of public funds.

Your personal data may be shared with other teams within the council in order to provide a service to you, to ensure our records are kept up to date or otherwise where we are required to do so under other legislation. 

We may share the data with third parties if we are required by law to do so, this may include the Police or Government Agencies. 

We will not sell your data or use it for marketing purposes without your consent.

We will keep your data for 6 years. This is in accordance with current legislation.

You have the following rights under the GDPR.  Please note not all of these rights apply to all processing.  Further details on each right can be found on Rutland County Council's website.

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling

If you are not happy with the way the council is handling your personal information you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

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