August 2014 – PLEASE NOTE THAT NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AS ALL THE MONEY ALLOCATED TO FRESHNEY WARD HAS BEEN ALLOCATED. THANKYOU TO ALL THAT APPLIED
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Funding applications for this final year need to be submitted to the Freshney Ward Community First Panel as soon as possible for their consideration.
Any funding awarded needs to be spent by December 2014 and the project finished by the end of Februayr 2015 with the final report being submitted to CDF (Community Development Foundation) by the end of March 2015.
Note that these forms and downloads have been updated (1 July 2013). Please use them in place of any older versions you may have been using.
For guidance notes on how to request funds from your local panel, click here.
Below are two templates one completed and the other blank to help when you are planning a project.
Hints & Tips on the information needed for the application
- Why your project is needed and how you know it is needed?
- Who would benefit from your project?
- How the people who will benefit are involved in your project
- The difference your project will make to the community
- What your project will do
- How much funding you want, for how long and what you will spend the money on
- Ensure that the project meets one or more of the five priority areas identified
- How are you matching the funds
We list below a series of questions that will help you when you are applying for funding from the above.
Answering NO to these questions does not mean that you cannot submit a funding bid but is to give awareness of the areas that your group/organisation may wish to address.
Help is available if you have difficulty with these questions.
Freshney Ward Community First
Questions to ask before submitting an application
- Are the members of your group/organisation from Freshney Ward? (Aylesby Park, Great Coates, Manor Park, Willows & Wybers Wood)
- Does your group/organisation have a committee and a constitution?
- Does your group/organisation have a ‘Safeguarding’ Policy? (Especially relevant if young people are involved)
- Have the helpers within your group undertaken a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check?
- Does your group/organisation follow ‘Health & Safety’ Rules (relevant to your activities)?
- Does your group/organisation have adequate insurance in place?
- Does your group/organisation have an 8 digit bank account? (An agreed third party group can be used)
- Does your group/organisation keep contact details of staff/management committee members?
- Is your group/organisation open to all (subject to the activity) and is not discriminatory in any way?
- Do your helpers undertake any voluntary or mandatory training?