What is the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Revenue Grant?
Revenue Grants are available to help Staffordshire businesses to grow. Part of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Grants for Growth offer, grants are available at £1000 (which must be matched by at least £667 of your own funding). This is available to SME’s based within Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire (subject to eligibility). Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Revenue Grants are administered through the Moorlands Partnership Board; a body which includes elected Members and representatives from Parish and Town Councils. The Moorlands Partnership Board has a remit to encourage environmental improvement schemes throughout the district, but normally outside the Peak District National Park Authority area.
The normal rate of grant is up to 75% of eligible works with a maximum grant of £8,000, whichever is the lesser. The exact rate of grant will be based on the availability of other sources of grant aid or funding, total cost of the project and the importance of the work
Grants will be considered for the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Revenue Grant if:
- any enhancements or reinstatements provide public benefit
- features make an important contribution to the character and appearance of urban and rural scenery
Examples of projects include restoration of wells, reinstatement of traditional shop fronts and enhancement of prominent building facades.
Projects which have already received Council funding include:
- Development of a new 3G pitch at Leek Town FC’s Harrison Park
- Development of a pump track at Meigh Road, Werrington
- Enhancement of play and recreational facilities in Whiston
- Improvements to playing pitches at Waterhouses Sports Field
- Three further projects currently under development are:
- Enhanced tennis facilities in Draycott in the Moors
- Potential improvements to play and recreational facilities at Jubilee Gardens in Forsbrook
- Possible improvements to playing pitches at the Wentlows in Upper Tean