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1 Find Out About Funding Andrew Connors Housing & Communities Funding Manager

2 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 % had budgets that exceeded £500k with 13.3% having budgets between £1m-£5m - Completed by 53 funding practitioners

3 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%)

4 Conclusions  Identify the right funder  Plan your project/application  Demonstrate long-term success/viability

5 Writing the application  Understand funder motivations  Only apply if your eligible  Demonstrate evidence of need  Accurate and realistic budget  Help is out there!

6 Proposal Review Benefits for the funder Service user outcomes Evidence you can deliver Your solutions to the need

7 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.

8 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 Applications for £250 to a maximum of £2500. Voting for short listed projects commences February 2014.


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