Grants

Grants 

Our Big Local Area provides a number of grant giving opportunities to residents and organisations working in the Big Local area.

This page will highlight each grant programme and information about how to apply, time frames and closing dates for the activity / programme.

Our Current Grants 2018

Community Activities Grant Programme 

To support in addressing the priorities under the theme ‘Our Community’, grants are currently available for not-for profit, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises active and delivering services in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?                                         

Groups can bid up to £3,000

Grants are available for activities and projects which must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • People from different neighbourhoods know each other better
  • There is increase in voluntary activity
  • People of different ages get to know each other better
  • People in the Big Local area have more confidence to voice concerns and know how to take action

Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Guidance

Application Form

Advancing Churches as Community Hubs Fund

To support in addressing the priorities under the theme ‘Our Community’ grants are currently available for churches in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?                                                                                                      Churches can bid for up to £10,000

Grants are available for churches, their activities and projects and must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  • People from different neighbourhoods know each other better
  • There is increase in voluntary activity
  • People of different ages get to know each other better

Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Guidance

Application Form 

Children & Young People Small Grants

To support in addressing the priorities under the theme ‘Our Learning’, grants are currently available for not-for profit, voluntary and community groups and social enterprises active and delivering services in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?                                                                                                      Groups can bid up to £500

Grants are available for activities and projects which must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. There is an increase in informal learning that supports literacy and numeracy
  2. There is more one to one support with children and young people
  3. There is an increased access to learning opportunities
  4. There is an increase in support for children and young people to gain qualifications

Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Guidance

Application Form

Our Wellbeing Fund

To support in addressing the priorities under the theme ‘Our Wellbeing’ grants are currently available for not-for profit, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and statutory agencies to deliver wellbeing projects in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?                                                                                                         

Not-for profit, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and statutory agencies can bid for up to £2,000. Bids from Statutory agencies must be for activities which are additional to government funded services.

Grants are available for Wellbeing Projects which must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. People are taking up more exercise and/or more healthier eating
  2. There is an increased support for people with emotional and mental needs
  3. People feel less isolated and more connected with their neighbours
  4. There is an increased opportunity for people to try something completely new

 Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can also be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Guidance

Application Form

Our Environment Enabler Fund

To support in addressing the priorities under the theme ‘Our Environment’ grants are currently available for not-for profit, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and statutory agencies to deliver environmental projects in the Grace Mary to Lion Farm area.

How much funding is available?                                                                                                      

Not-for profit, voluntary and community groups, social enterprises and statutory agencies can bid for up to £2,000. Bids from Statutory agencies must be for activities which are additional to government funded services.

Grants are available for Environmental Projects which must demonstrate that they meet at least one of the following outcomes:

  1. There are more wildlife, and/or sensory areas, herb gardens vegetable patches with easy access
  2. There are more people taking further pride in the area
  3. There are more safe spaces (park, play, allotments etc.)
  4. There are more areas of natural beauty

Funding can be used for either capital expenditure (e.g. equipment, furniture, materials, etc) or revenue costs (e.g. staff wages, venue hire costs and utilities costs). Funding can also be used for expanding existing activities or developing new activities that enhance the quality of resident’s lives in the Big Local area.

For more information please see the application guidance and application form below.

Application Guidance

Application Form

If you would like further information or advice on any of the above funding programmes, please contact Helen Trueman on 07724 584241 or email: helen.gm2lf@outlook.com