Stocksfield Parish Council has received £20,000 from Central Government. The Council has decided to make the funding available as grants to community-based organisations to bring tangible benefit to people who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic within the civil parish of Stocksfield.
We want to hear from people who have ideas for existing or new projects for how they would spend some of the money to make people’s lives better and celebrate community coming together in these challenging times. For example, project themes might include tackling financial hardship; isolation and loneliness; facilitate learning; and improve poor mental health and physical well-being. Grants can also be used in relation to community buildings, services, and spaces.
Who can apply?
You must be based in the Stocksfield Parish Council area (including Broomley, New Ridley, Old Ridley, Ridley Mill, Hindley, Apperley and Kipperlyn) and/or intend to spend the full grant delivering a service/project in the area.
You must be a Community Group; Community Interest Company (CIC) or Charity.
All applicants must provide proof of a bank account to be able to receive and manage the funds - for example, a copy of a recent bank statement belonging to the community group or charity, which ideally requires two signatories to enable expenditure.
*Please see eligibility criteria in more detail below.
How much is available?
Grants are available up to a maximum of £2,000.
How can you apply?
Applications are open from Wednesday 9 December 2020 and close on Friday 15 January 2021. The Council’s General Governance Advisory Group (GGAG) will meet on Monday 18 January 2021 to consider all applications received. GGAG will make recommendations to the full Council for approval at its on Monday 1 February 2021.
If the total amount of £20,000 is not awarded within this period, we will announce a further opening of applications in early spring.
WHERE POSSIBLE, PLEASE SUBMIT THE COMPLETED DOCUMENT TO THE COUNCIL IN PDF FORMAT ALTHOUGH OTHER COMMON FORMATS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
Application details (to be completed)
Name of organisation:
Name of individual completing this form/main contact:
Address of organisation:
Main contact email address:
Organisation Website (if applicable):
Social media (if applicable):
1. Briefly tell us about your organisation.
(Include: Who do you work with? What is your main activity? How do you operate in the civil parish of Stocksfield? Are you a registered charity?)
2. Please tell us about your project. Why do you require the grant?
(Include: When will it begin and end? Who will benefit? How many people will benefit? How will they benefit? The level of need for your service in the community?)
3. How much do you need and what will you spend the money on?
(Please show a breakdown of costs for your project)
4. Do you agree to write to us with outcomes of your project and for us to share those with the community?
5. Please confirm that you have read the eligibility criteria below.
Thank you very much for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.
Further Eligibility Criteria:
1. The Council accepts grant applications from any group or organisation that is based in or operates within the civil parish of Stocksfield.
2. The Council will not consider applications from or in relation to:
i) political groups or for a political purpose
ii) religious organisations unless the purpose does not discriminate on grounds of belief and does not promote a religious belief
iii) any purpose that benefits privately owned land or premises unless it is owned by an eligible organisation making the application
iv) any expenditure that has already been incurred.
3. The Council will judge each application on its individual merits. In particular it will consider:
i) the extent of benefit (direct or indirect) to the community, including the number of residents benefiting
ii) evidence of other fundraising activity
iii) the existence of clearly defined and deliverable aims of the project
iv) the applicant’s ability to manage and monitor expenditure
4. Any grant awarded must be used for the purpose described within the application.
5. The Council reserves the right to impose any appropriate condition on any grant award.
6. The Council can require the applicant to repay any grant which is not used for the purpose stated within the application or where any condition imposed is not complied with.
7. In submitting an application to the Council, the applicant accepts all the terms of this grant opportunity. Nothing stated within an application can amend or remove any of the terms.
8. The Council aims to award grants fairly using the terms of this policy. It accepts that, on occasions, a degree of subjectivity is unavoidable. It will endeavour to explain any decisions to unsuccessful applicants but it is under no obligation to do so. There is no appeal process.