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Sheffield City Councils Community Fund – closing date for this round is 31st May 2019

9 May

Does your organisation work with council tenants, or in and around council housing estates in Sheffield? Do you have an idea for an exciting, innovative project which would benefit council tenants but don’t have the money you need to get it off the ground?

If so, your organisation could be eligible for a grant from our Community Fund. The fund aims to support stronger, successful communities by making grants available to local voluntary, community and self-help groups wanting to make a difference in their local neighbourhood. A total of £70,000 was spent in 18/19, shared across Sheffield’s 28 electoral wards and we have funded some great projects! This year we have £178,000 to support community led projects across the city.

This is funded by public money and so there are, of course, a few rules about who can apply, what sort of projects it can be used for and how applications are assessed. But we have kept these to a minimum and made the process as simple as possible – with an easy-to-complete application form and clear guidance documents to help you put your application together.

Eligible organisations can apply for grants up to £2500, depending on which ward they are based and how much has already been awarded. Organisations will need to demonstrate in their application how their project would benefit council tenants in their community.

 

To apply visit: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/council-housing/community-fund

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Sheffield City Councils Cohesion Fund is now open

8 May

Sheffield City Council logo

Introduction

Sheffield City Council is pleased to relaunch the Cohesion Fund for the financial year 19/20 to support community cohesion in the city.

The fund is for existing or new activity that helps enhance and promote community relations and brings people together in a community.

The purpose of the fund is to help partnerships and community groups in the city with their community cohesion work.

Fund Priorities

  1. Support community infrastructure to enhance community cohesion in the city
  2. Support groups who want to look through the cohesion lens (ie thinking of how to bring different people together first before planning an activity) when delivering their activity and services.
  3. Promote positive community cohesion stories and activities

There are two forms, a shorter form for applications from £250 – £2,000 (Small Grants form) and a longer form for applications from £2,000 – £30,000 (Big Grants form).

Forms are attached, and should be on the Council website very soon as well.

001 Cohesion Fund Small Grants Application Form 19-20

002 Cohesion Fund Big Grants Application Form 19-200

03 Cohesion Fund Guidance Notes 19-200

04 Cohesion Fund Signature and Conditions Form 19-20

Any questions please ask, email us at cohesion@sheffield.gov.uk or ring us on 01142930055.

Please feel free to share this with community groups and your networks in Sheffield.

Sheffield City Council Community Fund 2019/20 – Now open to applications

9 Apr

Sheffield City Council Community Fund 2019/20 – April 2019

The Community Fund aims to support stronger, successful communities by making grants available to local voluntary, community and self-help groups and projects that want to make a difference in their local neighbourhood. It is funded through the Council’s Housing Revenue Account, so the focus of the Community Fund is to support tenant-led communities across the City.

£98,200 is available in 2019/20 to support community projects. This amount will be reviewed annually. The Community Fund money is divided across the 28 wards in the City.

The maximum grant available is £2,500. Community Fund allocations should normally be spent by 31 March each year unless agreement has been received from Sheffield City Council to extend this deadline.

1 Application Form – FINAL

2 Application Guidance – FINAL

3 Grant Monitoring Form – FINAL

4 Signature Form – FINAL

 

Sheffield Safer And Sustainable Communities Partnership – discretionary funding available, closing date 26th April

9 Apr

The Sheffield Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership  (SSSCP) discretionary fund is available to non-profit organisations in Sheffield who are working to address the local priorities identified in the Sheffield Community Safety Plan 2018 – 20 and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Plan 2017-2021.

Applications to the discretionary fund are now open and further information is provided in the attached explanatory note and proposal form along with the supporting information of the Sheffield Community Safety Plan and Police and Crime Commissioners Plan (see attached)

Complete proposal forms should be emailed to Deborah.willoughby@sheffield.gov.uk by the deadline of 5 pm Friday 26th April 2019.

CSP PLAN 201820

Police-Crime-Plan-2017-2021-Refreshed-2019

SSSCP Explanatory note 2019-20 04042019

SSSCP Proposal Form 2019-20 04042019

Greggs Foundation – Grants available for local community projects

9 Apr

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Greggs know that one of the quickest ways to have a positive impact on our local communities, is to fund organisations that are already doing great work, and helping them to achieve more.

Their Local Community Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable not for profit organisations to do something they otherwise couldnt afford to.

There are six local charity committees which meet regularly throughout England, Scotland and Wales to review applications and award grants.

Please carefully read the guidelines before starting an application.

Greggs will give grants up to £2,000 to smaller not for profit organisations that improve resilience within communities of interest, such as people who are:

  • disabled or suffering chronic illness
  • living in poverty
  • voluntary carers
  • homeless
  • isolated older people
  • other demonstrable significant need

Round 2 is now open and closes on 30th June with decisions being announced on 25th August.

Click here for full details: https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/grants/local-community-projects-fund

Building Connections Fund – to tackle loneliness is now open

13 Aug

Building Connections Fund

New fund to tackle loneliness opens to applications on the Big Lottery Fund webpage.

Charities and community groups in England can now apply for a share of close to £9 million aimed at tackling loneliness by building strong social connections and welcoming communities.

The money is from the £11.5 million Building Connections Fund announced on 19 June by the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and lead Minister for Tackling Loneliness, Tracey Crouch, in response to the Jo Cox Commission’s recommendations on Loneliness.  Almost £9 million will be distributed by the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, and will support projects already working to prevent or reduce loneliness to increase their impact.  Grants of between £30,000 and £100,000 will be available for projects which reach out to people of all ages who feel lonely or isolated, and encourage them to take part in activities, helping them to feel more connected. This could include making the most of community spaces, improving access to transport, using digital technology, or joining up local services to have a bigger reach. The money will also support the collecting and sharing of evidence and learning to increase understanding about what works to tackle loneliness.

Applications open Monday 16 July and will close on Friday 24 August. Guidance and criteria are available on the Big Lottery Fund website.

Youth Strand  There will be a separate Youth Strand of funding is made up of £2 million, which will be distributed by the Co-op Foundation, making grants of up to £80,000. It will open for applications in August 2018 – find out more on the Co-op Foundation blog. The Youth Strand will be open to organisations with existing youth-focused activities that could be effective at helping young people avoid long-term loneliness. Successful applicants will receive funding to explore youth loneliness in greater depth, test youth-led innovations within their existing provision, and share their learning as part of a national network.

 

All grants will be announced in December 2018, with funding available to support projects until March 2021.

 

If you have any  queries around the fund please contact the Big Lottery Fund  directly on tel: 0345 410 2030

 

SCC Grant Aid and Lunch Club Funding 2017/18 – How it was Spent

13 Aug

In 2017/2018 Sheffield City Council awarded grants to support the voluntary sector across the city.

64 organisations received part of the grant pot, worth £1,598,087.

To see how it was spent, we have produced an annual report which also provides an overview of the positive impact this grant investment has made in the city. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/grants to read more about the fund, download our report and access individual reports from our grant beneficiaries.

There is a separate report which looks specifically at the contribution to lunch clubs for older people which can be found at www.sheffield.gov.uk/lunchclubs

East Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

4 Jun

East Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19

Councillors in each ward have a budget they can allocate to activities and projects that contribute to tackling their ward priorities

The ward budget for the East Ecclesfield Ward for 2018/19 is £5,591 

East Ecclesfield Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with the East Ecclesfield Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of up to £500 is available to apply for, although Councillors may consider higher bids for larger or joint working projects.

Ward Councillors would especially like to encourage applications supporting projects that aim to combat social isolation 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to wardpots@sheffield.gov.uk

Please read the signature and conditions form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible for consideration.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

East Ecclesfield ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants Officer will notify you of the decisions made following these meetings.

If you are unsure about your project and would like to discuss it further please contact the Community Services Officer on 0114 2053598 or email north@sheffield.gov.uk

West Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

25 May

West Ecclesfield Ward Pot 2018/19

Councillors in each ward have a budget they can allocate to activities and projects that contribute to tackling their ward priorities

West Ecclesfield Ward Priorities 2018~19

The ward budget for the West Ecclesfield Ward for 2018/19 is £5,349 

West Ecclesfield Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with the West Ecclesfield Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of up to £500 is available to apply for, although Councillors may consider higher bids for larger or joint working projects. 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to wardpots@sheffield.gov.uk

Please read the signature and conditions form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible for consideration.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

West Ecclesfield ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants Officer will notify you of the decisions made following these meetings.

If you are unsure about your project and would like to discuss it further please contact the Community Services Officer on 0114 2053598 or email north@sheffield.gov.uk

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2018/19 – Apply Now

25 May

Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Pot 2018/19

Councillors in each ward have a budget they can allocate to activities and projects that contribute to tackling their ward priorities

The ward budget for the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward for 2018/19 is £5,794

 Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with the Stocksbridge & Upper Don Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

Funding of between £250 and £500 is available to apply for, although Councillors may consider higher bids for larger or joint working projects. 

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to wardpots@sheffield.gov.uk

Please read the signature and conditions form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible for consideration.

Following the introduction of GDPR please find attached an update to our privacy notice which states how we will handle any personal information applicants share with us in their Ward Pot Grant Application: 005 – Privacy notice Ward Pot

Stocksbridge & Upper Don ward Councillors will meet on a regular basis to assess grant applications received. The Ward Pot Grants Officer will notify you of the decisions made following these meetings.

If you are unsure about your project and would like to discuss it further please contact the Community Services Officer on 0114 2053598 or email north@sheffield.gov.uk