Disproportionate burden assessment for The Rural England Prosperity Fund application documents


The PDF and Word documents relate to a grant scheme which is currently live. The grant scheme offers the opportunity for businesses and community groups in rural areas to apply for funding for a wide range of capital projects. The documents are application forms and guidance for applicants.

Benefits of creating an accessible version

The benefits of creating a HTML version of this PDF would be:
  • A fully accessible version for all users to access
  • An easily searchable and indexable version

Burden placed on the organisation

There are 8 documents, which contain tables, diagrams and complex formatting that we have estimated would take a disproportionate amount of content designer's time to turn into  HTML.

Contributing factors

Other factors relevant to this decision are:
  • The documents will only be live on the website for a limited period of time (a matter of weeks) whilst the application window is open. The burden of creating HTML versions for such a short period would be a poor use of the council's limited resources.


Interest in the documents is likely to be limited to those that wish to apply for a grant.
We will continue to assist with accessible versions on request.

View The Rural England Prosperity Fund application documents and guides  

If you need any of the information from the PDF provided in another format, contact victoria.hanley@colchester.gov.uk.

Page last reviewed: 31 May 2023


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