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1 “to bring real improvements to communities and to the lives of people most in need”

2  people having better chances in life with better access to training and development to improve their life skills  stronger communities with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems  improved rural and urban environments which communities are better able to access and enjoy  healthier and more active people and communities

3 Awards for All  Grants of between £300 and £10,000  Open to voluntary and community groups, schools, town/parish councils, some health bodies  New projects that start after funding awarded and finish within a 12-month period  Up to £10,000 in any one year  Won’t cover core costs

4 Awards for All can pay for...  equipment hire or purchase  information technology equipment  building and refurbishment work  updating equipment and premises (health and safety)  sessional workers  training  volunteer expenses  transport costs  venue hire

5 You send us your application We let you know our decision You read our guidance You send the documents we ask for We confirm the grant You start your project! Application process 30 working days 20 working days 10 working days


7 Improving your chances  show strong evidence of need  seek to involve a wide range of people  meet more than one of our outcomes  never received an Awards for All grant before  groups with a smaller annual income  smaller projects

8 Reaching Communities Reaching Communities main programme £10,000 to £500,000 for revenue projects capital projects of between £10,000 to £50,000 Reaching Communities buildings £100,000 to £500,000 for large capital projects

9  £10,000 to £500,000  Revenue and capital costs  Up to five years funding  Associated organisation costs - full cost recovery  Will fund salaries  Existing projects as well as new  Total project cost (all sources of funding) must not be more than £750,000  Capital element of the project must not be more than £200,000 Reaching Communities

10  Between £100,000 and £500,000 of capital funding (max project size £750,000)  Voluntary and community groups, charities and parish and town councils can apply  Use postcode checker to check eligibility  Can include up to £15,000 of revenue funding  Two year grants available  Multi-purpose buildings Reaching Communities buildings

11 Knowle West Health Park Company £496,331 ‘Focus on Families’ Trinity Community Arts £459,991 refurbishment of the Trinity Centre

12 “Clear understanding of impact and extent to which it is lasting” “Bringing unlikely groups together” “Connections made with other grant holders and successful programmes”

13 “too many buzzwords and concepts they think we want to hear” “Making grand claims” “Applications that aren’t specific, that don’t spell out clearly what the project intends to do” “Reinventing the wheel”

14  Read the guidance – and tell us clearly what you intend to do  Actively involve beneficiaries in design and delivery  Evidence need – prove you understand the needs of the community and your project is the best way of addressing them  Plan your project well – don’t forget about monitoring Key points to note....

15 Who’s this?


17 Big Advice Line: 0845 4 10 20 30 Text phone: 0845 6 02 16 59 Facebook: Fund South West Twitter: TeamBIGSW

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