Applications are now open for the Sheffield City Council’s Community Fund 2020/21 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 neighborhood.
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.
- A total of £53,950 is available for the October 2020 round to support community projects. 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 within 12 months of receipt of payment.
- For the Community Fund:
- Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs) in receipt of SCC levy payments;
- Voluntary and Community Groups delivering projects that benefit Council tenants in partnership or with the support of the local TARA (where one is currently active).
- For the Residual Levy Community Fund:
- Voluntary and Community Groups delivering projects that benefit Council tenants.
- You can apply for a grant provided that:
- You are a not-for-profit organisation;
- You have a constitution/written set of rules for the organisation;
- You have a bank account in your group’s name and at least two people (not related to one another) are required to sign any cheque or withdrawal from the account;
- You have a set of accounts and make these available for inspection;
- Your group can run the activity and complete the form, even if you get some help with this. The contact for the grant and the person signing the form must be a member of the group or its management committee;
- Your activities begin and costs are incurred after receipt of the grant. You must also spend the entire grant and complete activities we have funded within 12 months of receipt of the grant;
- Your group or activity is open to everyone. If your activity is not open to everyone, you need to tell us why and the Assessment Panel will decide if your application is eligible;
- Your group is locally-based with local people involved in the Management Committee;
- Your activities are for the benefit of people who live in the Ward(s). If you are unsure which Ward your activities take place within, please use the postcode or location of your venue on the searchable map on: http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/electoralwards;
- You meet the Good Governance Requirements (TARAs only).
For more information, visit https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/council-housing/community-fund