Presentation on theme: "Find Out About Funding Andrew Connors Housing & Communities Funding Manager."— Presentation transcript:
Find Out About Funding Andrew Connors Housing & Communities Funding Manager
GRANTfinder Funding Survey 2013 Demographics - Recipient coverage included European Commission, national government, local authorities, charitable trusts, corporate sponsors - A total of 33.3% of respondents had funding programme budgets of £100k - £500k - 31.1% had budgets that exceeded £500k with 13.3% having budgets between £1m-£5m - Completed by 53 funding practitioners
Funding Survey Key Findings Why do applications fail? - ineligibility of applicant (67.3%) - viability of organisation (64.6%) - beneficiary groups not eligible (61.2%) - poor standard of presentation (56.3%) - viability of match funding (54.2%)
Conclusions Identify the right funder www.open4community.info/maidstone Plan your project/application Demonstrate long-term success/viability
Writing the application Understand funder motivations Only apply if your eligible Demonstrate evidence of need Accurate and realistic budget Help is out there!
Proposal Review Benefits for the funder Service user outcomes Evidence you can deliver Your solutions to the need
Funding Opportunity Community First Programme: Neighbourhood Matched Fund - Government Funded Initiative by the Community Development Foundation. High Street Ward has been awarded £34,000 over four years to fund local community projects.
Funding Opportunity Community First Local Plan priorities - Improve the health of residents - Address anti-social behaviour - Bring different communities closer together - Enhance the physical environment Deadline for applications 20 December 2013. Applications for £250 to a maximum of £2500. Voting for short listed projects commences February 2014.