How to Apply for a Grant
The Community Foundation for Wakefield District is a Grant Giving Charity. We seek to support charitable work and projects in the Wakefield District. You don't have to be a registered charity. Social Enterprises will be eligible for support depending on the grant scheme and the project concerned.
The following Grant Programme is open.
There is £9,000 available in funding for this Grant Round.
The deadline is 5.00pm - Friday 31st May 2013.
Comic Relief Local Communities Programme 2012/13
There are still many communities in the UK that suffer from economic and social deprivation and the current economic climate may make this situation worse. For this reason, Comic Relief has decided that £4.5 million should be available to fund projects across the UK which are addressing these issues through a second phase of the 'Local Communities' programme. Comic Relief is pleased to be working with the Community Foundation Network (CFN) and Community Foundations across the UK, to deliver this programme. The Community Foundation for Wakefield District is one of the delivery partners.
The Local Communities programme will run for two years from September 2011 and during this time, grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 will be available.
The programme aims to empower local people, enabling them to create lasting change in their communities. Projects should be run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and priority will be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community.
Under the programme, organisations can apply for funding to:
- increase local services,
- build skills of local people,
- increase community cohesion,
- respond to local economic needs,
Please note that for this round there will be no specific priority given to sports/exercise related projects. Such projects are still eligible to apply but applications must demonstrate how the project meets the other criteria set out above.
Organisations which have received a Community Cash grant or any other grant from a Community Foundation before can apply for a Local Communities grant. However organisations which hold a grant directly from Comic Relief, cannot apply for a Local Communities Grant.
A Local Communities grant must be at least 30% of the total cost of the project.
We welcome applications from a range of organisations including: community groups, residents associations, community centres, social enterprises, CIC’s and Credit Unions. They must either be located in the Wakefield District and supporting local people or, if located elsewhere, be able to clearly identify how the grant will benefit local Wakefield District residents.
Types of activities that might be funded include:
- Furniture Projects
- Projects providing access to benefits advice or combating fuel poverty
- Community consultation exercises
- Community employment projects
- Food Co-ops
- Running costs; including salaries, core costs and project costs
- Committee and volunteer/staff training
- Community sport activities
Grants will not be awarded to:
- statutory organisations, including schools;
- fund trips abroad;
- fund buses, mini buses or other community transport schemes (not including transport costs forming part of a project);
- fund building costs, including access adaptations to buildings;
- organisations which are in receipt of a grant directly from Comic Relief.
- General appeals
- Retrospective funding - this includes activities that have already taken place
- Activities for the promotion of faith or political parties. However, we will consider projects from faith groups that provide a wider community benefit
- Projects where the main beneficiaries are animals
- Applications from Community Interest Companies limited by shares or without an appropriate asset lock
The closing date for applications is Friday 31st May 2013 for the Grants Panel to meet in late June.
Wakefield District Specific Criteria
There are limited funds available for each round. Please note this Fund is likely to be heavily oversubscribed. Accordingly, the Grants Panel will look to fund applications from projects that are needs driven, run locally by people affected by the issues they are dealing with and that support groups supporting vulnerable people, or that are located in the most disadvantaged areas of the District. We will not accept applications for one-off events.
How do you apply for a grant?
To apply follow the link at the end of this document to open the online form. Please read the instructions carefully, tick to say you agree and have understood, enter your e-mail address and click on the “Send e-mail and continue”. Once you have done this you will be sent an e-mail with a link to your unique online application form (part A) and the terms and conditions of the grant (part B). You should receive the email within a couple of minutes (please check your spam folder if you do not receive the email).
Part A of the application
To begin “Part A” of your application please click on the link within the email that you have received from us. There are help notes available as you go through the online application form and you can save your application at any point and come back to it to complete it at any time before the closing date.
Once you get to the end of the application from there will be a “Submit” button. Once you press this it will automatically send your application through to the Foundation and this will be accepted as a completed application. You will also be emailed a copy of your completed application.
Part B of the application
Part B should be returned to Leeds Community Foundation (a charity working in partnership with the Community Foundation for Wakefield District) along with all your supporting documents such as constitution, accounts etc. by Friday 31st May 2013. We regret we are unable to consider incomplete or late applications.
If you are unable to apply online please contact the Grants Team at the Foundation.
What happens after you have applied?
We may contact you to discuss your ideas and your referee, so please make sure you are available within two weeks of submitting your application. You will get a decision after the Grants Panel has met, so make sure your project starts after the panel meeting date. If you are awarded a grant you will have 12 months to spend it. If you are not successful we will explain the reasons given by the panel. Please note we cannot fund all the applications we receive no matter how deserving.
Grant recipients will be required to complete an End of Grant Report to outline how the grant was spent and to highlight the benefits of the project. The form will be provided to all successful applicants along with the grant payment. The report form should be completed as soon as the grant is spent or within 12 months of the grant payment, whichever is shortest.
If your application is successful, you will be required to credit support from Comic Relief and The Community Foundation for Wakefield District on all materials related to the funded work. Successful projects will be required to be available for a potential monitoring visit, or visit by Comic Relief. The projects funded by this grant will potentially attract the attention of the local and national media so please bear this in mind when applying.
If you require more information about Comic Relief Grants please contact the Community Foundation for Wakefield District T. 01924 239 181 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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