The Hertsmere Borough Council is seeking applications for its Community Grants 2021.
The Council recognises the impact that the Coronavirus Pandemic has had on the local community and particularly on the local voluntary and community sector. To reflect these additional challenges, for 2021/22 the grants programme is being delivered in three separate funding streams as follows:
- Stream 1: Applications up to £3,000:
- Funding for projects or services that support the local community by focusing on issues exacerbated by the pandemic such as Food Poverty, Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, Physical Activity and Social Isolation, Substance Abuse and Homelessness
- Stream 2: Applications up to £3,000
- Funding to support organisations to re-open safely or change how they deliver services due to the pandemic.
- Stream 3: Applications up to £7,500
- Funding to support organisations who were directly involved in service delivery to Hertsmere residents throughout the pandemic but are now facing financial difficulties.
- Your organisation must acknowledge the support of Hertsmere Borough Council in its promotional material, such as their logo.
- It is important to let people know where the council’s community grants are being spent and to encourage others to apply.
- This includes acknowledging them in any publicity related to the work that the grant has contributed towards.
- You will be asked to forward to them any publicity and photographic evidence upon completion of the project/purchase.
- Please note that it is your responsibility to obtain the relevant consents to use photographs.
- The council reserves the right to attach special conditions to your grant.
- Any special conditions will be explained in your notification of grant letter.
- All successful applicants will be required to account for how the money has been spent, and provide copies of all relevant receipts and purchase orders.
- If you are applying to other funding organisations for match or part funding, the borough council may make any grant awarded conditional on the success of these other applications.
- All applicants working with children or vulnerable adults will be required to provide evidence that there are current Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks in place (this replaced CRB checks).
- Relevant child and/or vulnerable adult protection policies will also need to be provided.
- Your organisation must use the grant aid within the same financial year it was awarded.
- The council will usually claim back any grant not spent during the year for the purpose of which it was given.
- If the grant is ear-marked for a particular project, permission must be given for the money to be transferred to the next financial year.
- Hertsmere Borough Council will publish information relating to types and numbers of applications received along with names and the amounts awarded to successful applicants.
- Any properly constituted group, club or organisation, which is based in, or operates for the benefit of, residents of Hertsmere.
- All organisations, groups or clubs must have either charitable, voluntary or not-for-profit status
- All organisations, groups or clubs must have a bank account that requires at least two signatories.
- Priority will be given to voluntary and community sector organisations based in their around Hertsmere and delivering activities or services to the people of Hertsmere. At least 50% of the organisations’ members / clients / users must live or work in their borough.
- Faith groups whose sole purpose is promoting or benefiting a belief or group of believers
- Profit-making organisations / groups
- Statutory bodies / other public bodies
For more information, visit https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Community/Community-Information/Community-Grants.aspx