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FUNDING: London Borough of Barnet Grants to Voluntary and Community Organisations

Status:  Open to applications
Application Deadline:  01 July 2012

Description

Financial assistance is available to the voluntary and community sector in the London Borough of Barnet to help either with start up costs or one-off projects, events and purchases.


Details

Maximum Value:  £10,000

Value Notes

Grants of up to £10,000 to be used either for:

  • Start up revenue and capital costs for up to a one year.
  • One-off projects, events, and non-recurring purchases.

Extended Description

Grants to Voluntary and Community Organisations are provided and administered by the London Borough of Barnet Council.

Funding is intended for the voluntary and community sector working within Barnet. Grants can be used either to set up a new project or activity in Barnet in response to identified needs or for specific events, purchases or other non-recurring items of expenditure.

Projects need to complement one or more of the Council’s key corporate priorities, found in the Council's Sustainable Community Strategy (opens in new window).


Latest Information

2012/13 deadlines: 1 April 2012; 1 July 2012; 1 October 2012; and 1 January 2013.


Key Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • A non-profit making organisation or community group (or a local branch of a national voluntary organisation) with its own constitution, management committee, accounting system and bank account.
  • Independent of any statutory authority.
  • Providing (or planning to provide) a service or activities for the benefit of Barnet and its residents.

Eligible Expenditure

Funding can be used for one of two purposes:

  • Setting up a new project or activity in Barnet in response to identified needs.
  • Assisting with specific events, purchases or other non-recurring items of expenditure.

Projects need to complement one or more of the Council’s key corporate priorities, which are:

  • Strong, safe, communities for everyone.
  • Healthy and independent living.
  • Investing in children, young people and their families.
  • A successful London suburb.

To be eligible, projects must achieve at least one of the following:

  • Support people to be independent and lead active lives, including people with disabilities and complex needs.
  • Strengthen individuals’ resilience in challenging times.
  • Create the conditions for children and young people to develop skills to develop skills and acquire knowledge to lead successful adult lives, with a particular focus on 16-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.
  • Promote health and health outcomes.
  • Support people in changing behaviour (eg to become more physically active).
  • Help to make sure that Barnet remains a safe and healthy place to live, work and study.
  • Reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Reduce inequalities.
  • Protect and enhance the natural and built environment so that the borough is clean and green.
  • Promote recycling and waste minimisation.
  • Ensure that town centres are vibrant places where business can thrive.

Match Funding Restrictions

Match funding may be required depending on the amount being requested and the purpose for which it is intended.


Restrictions

The following are not eligible for funding:

  • Retrospective costs.
  • Organisations that provide services which have no specific local relevance but cover several London Boroughs, or London as a whole.
  • Religious institutions or political party groups.

Application Procedure

Applicants should contact Ken Argent to discuss a proposal and obtain an application pack.

Applications for start-up grants must be accompanied by a funding plan from year two onwards showing how the proposal will be maintained once the council’s grant ends.


Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this funding opportunity locally, please contact the following:

Contact details:
Ken Argent
London Borough of Barnet Council
North London Business Park (NLBP)
Oakleigh Road South
London
N11 1NP
 
Telephone: 020 8359 2020     
 
For more information, please visit Funding Central.