Grants

Rye Town Council Grants

Grants from Rye Town Council are made to local voluntary organisations for a variety of purposes every year. The Grant Budget for the year 2018/19 is £5000.

Examples of recent successful applications for grant funding include:

  • £2500 awarded to the RNLI Station at Rye Harbour towards the new lifeboat fund (April 2017).
  • £500 awarded to Rye Creative Centre to build on the annual Feast of Delights festive craft fair (May 2017).
  • £250 awarded to Tilling Green Residents Association towards the cost of a band for their summer fete (July 2017).
  • £50 awarded to the St Mary’s Flower Festival (Sept 2017).
  • £1500 awarded to Entertainment Workshops towards the purchase of a MacBook Pro (Sept 2017).
  • £2500 awarded to the Rye Christmas Festival towards the cost of lights around the town (Sept 2017).

RTC Grant Application for organisations – Applications may be submitted at any time of the year and are considered generally within two months of submission. 

If you have any queries regarding grants or the application process, please contact the Town Clerk.

Rye Relief in Need

Rye Town Council is the sole trustee of Rye Relief in Need (Registered Charity no. 1075806) established to assist those normally residing within the town (parish boundary) of Rye who are in ‘need, hardship or distress’. It is a fund that was created by generous bequests of past residents of Rye. RRIN is able to make grants of money; or provide or pay for goods, services or facilities; for individuals in need, hardship or distress. It can also make grants of money to other persons or bodies who provide goods, services or facilities to those in need. For more information, please see the charity’s Governing Document.

Examples of successful applications for grant funding include:

  • £500 awarded to Rye & District ARCC for provision of day care services.
  • £150 awarded to Moat Housing Care & Repair towards the distribution of electric blankets.
  • £500 awarded to Rye Out of School Club for additional heating and curtains.
  • £214 awarded to ‘Mr J’ towards removal costs/debt contribution.
  • £500 awarded to the Relate Bursary Fund towards counselling sessions.
  • £190 awarded to ‘Mr W’ towards the purchase of a cooker and washing machine.

RRIN Application for Assistance – individuals (to be completed by either an individual or an organisation acting on his/her behalf).  RRIN Grant Application for organisations

Applications may be made at any time of the year and are considered generally within two months of submission. 

If you have any queries regarding grants or the application process, please contact the Secretary of Rye Relief in Need via Rye Town Council.

Minutes of past Rye Relief in Need Meetings: Minutes RR01 – 8 May 2017   Minutes RR02 – 5 June 2017    RRIN Privacy Notice

Rye Merchant Seamen’s Fund

Rye Town Council is involved closely with the Rye Merchant Seamen’s Fund. This charity (no. 236380) was established in 1924 for ‘the relief and support of maimed and disabled seamen connected with the town and port of Rye and the widows and children of such seamen as shall be slain or drowned in the merchant service.’

Following advice from the Charity Commission, the trustees will consider additionally assisting:

  • (a) those people working on the seas (including fishermen and lifeboatmen) who live or work in the town or port of Rye, who are injured or disabled
  • (b) injured or disabled seamen who were not injured or disabled during the course of their work.

For further information, please contact The Secretary, Rye Merchant Seamen’s Fund, c/o Town Hall, Rye, East Sussex TN31 7LA.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. Ok