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1 Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council – funding for voluntary & community organisations. Robin Wiles, Partnerships Officer (Community Development).

2 UNCLASSIFIED Fund/Grant Maximum Amount Contact DetailsEligibilityHow DecidedWhen Decided Third Sector Commissioning. Between £7,500 and Part B of European funding limits. Bev Cleary (01782) ewcastle- staffs.gov.uk Voluntary & Community Third Sector Commissioning Board. Criteria & Guidelines. Next round of commissioning, April Community Chest £1, Sara Shuker (01782) castle- staffspartnership.o rg.uk or relevant Locally Based Body. castle- staffspartnership.o rg.uk Voluntary & Community Relevant “Locally Based Body” > Newcastle Borough Council. Ongoing. Cultural Grants.£1, Culture & Arts Manager (017 82) staffs.gov.uk Voluntary & Community; cannot fund individual artists. Borough Council Grants Assessment Panel. Quarterly. Green Grants.£ Executive Director, Operational Services, (01782) Secretary.Commu staffs.gov.uk Secretary.Commu staffs.gov.uk Community and voluntary groups, plus schools for environmental improvements Officer decision.Ongoing. Homelessness Grants. £5, Abid Razaq (01782) astle-staffs.gov.uk Voluntary & Community Borough Council Grants Assessment Panel. Final Quarter. Small Grants.£2, Robin Wiles (01782) astle- staffspartnership.o rg.uk Voluntary & Community Borough Council Grants Assessment Panel. Quarterly. Overview.

3 UNCLASSIFIED Eligibility – who can apply. Broadly speaking, in order to apply you need to :- Be a not-for-profit voluntary or community organisation (also can be referred to as “Third Sector organisation” or “Civil Society organisation) – for example Registered Charities, Residents’ Associations, Community Interest Companies. Have an organisational Bank or Building Society Account with two non-related signatories. Have a constitution or similar document that states what the aims & objectives of the organisation are, and how the organisation manages itself. Work in, or provide services for residents/communities of, Newcastle-under-Lyme. There may be exceptions – if you are not sure whether you can apply, please ask.

4 UNCLASSIFIED Eligibility – who can’t apply. Broadly speaking, the following cannot apply:- xPrivate sector businesses. xIndividuals. xPublic sector organisations. xOrganisations seeking funding for activities that are not for residents/communities of Newcastle-under-Lyme. xProjects that have received a grant in 2 successive years have to take a break for 1 year before they can apply again. There may be exceptions – if you are not sure whether you can apply, please ask. We cannot fund the following:- xReligious activities, although we can fund the community activities of faith groups. xPolitical activity, or the promotional of personal objectives. xActivity that that is not consistent with Newcastle Borough Council's corporate objectives. xActivities that take place abroad. xActivities that have already taken place (retrospective applications). xOrganisations that have failed to return a completed Evaluation Form if a grant has previously been received. There may be exceptions – if you are not sure whether you can apply, please ask.

5 UNCLASSIFIED Basic advice. Do. Read the criteria/guidelines before applying. Seek advice from us if not sure – we can look at, and advise on, draft applications if requested. Complete all sections of application form appropriately. Fill in your application legibly so that it can be read. Supply additional documents requested. Check deadlines for submission of applications. Ensure that your application has been received, and keep a copy of your application. Don’t. xSubmit an application on an out of date form – your application will be returned and you will be asked to re-submit. xAssume that we know about your organisation or your project. xAssume that your application has been successful until you receive the formal written notification from us. xFail to complete an Evaluation Form at the end of the activity/project if you receive a grant. xSubmit duplicate applications to more than one of grant schemes.

6 UNCLASSIFIED Third Sector Commissioning. Introduced in 2009/10. Process developed with Third Sector partners – NCVS & SCIO. Mostly 3-year commissions, subject to annual budget review. Next round from 2015/16. Funds of £7, Performance managed – quarterly reviews. 3 objectives:- 1) To make better use of Council resources. 2) To provide a transparent and equitable process for the Voluntary and Community (Third) Sector to access funding. 3) To deliver against the Council’s Corporate Priorities and the Sustainable Community Strategy Priorities For further information:- A780B781&cat=1432 Bev Cleary, Business Improvement Officer (Performance & Procurement), ;

7 UNCLASSIFIED Grant funding – Community Chest. Budget for 2013/14, £60, Grants of up to £1, Managed in partnership with 16 Locally Based Bodies – Parish/Town Councils, Community Centres. Budget apportioned on broadly a per-head of population basis. 2012/13 – 101 applications made; 92 grants awarded. Examples of grants:-  Community Clean-Ups.  Foodbank.  Community Building refurbishments.  Youth clubs. Further information:- A7809FC8&cat=1386

8 UNCLASSIFIED Grant Funding – Budget for 2013/14, £14, Grants of up to £1, Cultural & Artistic activities & projects. Projects linked to centennial for World War 1 encouraged. Cannot fund individual artists. Grants Assessment Panel makes decisions. Examples of grants:-  Music Festivals.  Drama projects for young people.  Music workshops for young carers.  Energy efficient stage lighting. Further information:- A780C995&cat=1241

9 UNCLASSIFIED Grant Funding – Green Grants Budget for 2013/14, £4, Grants of up to £ Voluntary & community organisations; schools. Must meet one of five key priority areas: - i.Pollution. ii.Waste and recycling. iii.Energy efficiency. iv.Transport. v. Nature conservation. Examples of grants:-  Wildlife Garden.  Litter Picking.  Primary School Environmental project. Further information:- (01782) staffs.gov.uk

10 UNCLASSIFIED Grant Funding – Small Grants. Budget for 2013/14, £22, Grants of up to £2, Generic remit. Grants Assessment Panel makes decisions. Examples of grants:-  Pool Bicycle scheme.  Village Hall refurbishment.  Community Newsletter.  Day Care for elderly. Further information:- A780FF57&cat=1525

11 UNCLASSIFIED Grant Funding – Sports Council. Managed by Newcastle Borough Council. Budget c£20, Up to £1, Equipment or training – “sport” as defined by Sport England. Schools, individuals or Sport Clubs/Community Groups – on average 25% for clubs/organisations. Further information:- A780BC49&cat=1385

12 UNCLASSIFIED Further information. Grants Directory – staffs.gov.uk/advice_index.asp?id=SX9B49- A780B680&cat=1152 staffs.gov.uk/advice_index.asp?id=SX9B49- A780B680&cat=1152 Grants Assessment Panel - staffs.gov.uk/council_content.asp?id=SXB2 E3-A7808C38&cat=1346 staffs.gov.uk/council_content.asp?id=SXB2 E3-A7808C38&cat=1346 General enquiries – staffspartnership.org.uk Robin Wiles, Partnerships Officer (Community Development), (01782) ; staffspartnership.org.uk. staffspartnership.org.uk

13 UNCLASSIFIED COMMUNITY GALLERY Community Gallery” - an innovative community arts project managed by Creative Arts North Staffs (CANS), in partnership with local schools. CANS worked with Hassell County Primary School, Clough Hall Technology School and Newcastle Community High School. Pupils had the opportunity to have the art works they produced with CANS displayed in an empty shop unit in the recently refurbished Lancaster Buildings in the Town Centre CANS received a small grant from Newcastle Borough Council for the project, and were supported by both the Partnerships Team and the Property Section of the Council in getting the project off the ground Community Gallery also helped to brighten up the Town Centre by the use of the empty store Example 1 - Community Gallery

14 UNCLASSIFIED Example 2 - Elvis is alive & well in Knutton!


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