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The priorities are:
- To promote health, prosperity and the environment
- To support community development and community involvement
Priority will be given to organisations which provide
services or promote self-help.
community groups will need to have a constitution (set of rules), a
bank account in the organisation's name and a set of
accounts. For help with setting up a new organisation
contact One Community, their details are on the Local Contacts
Organisations should ensure that they have adequate insurance and
that they carry out appropriate checks on staff and volunteers if
they work with vulnerable groups. Guidelines ( word opens in new
If you wish to contact us for more information you can contact
us via email@example.com
or Community Development Team contact page.
To apply for any of the grants listed below print out an
application form and/or guidance notes. Alternatively contact
us to request a paper copy.
PLEASE NOTE : A SIGNED COPY MUST BE SENT TO THE
AREA CO-ORDINATION TEAM BY POST
Equality Act 2010
In order to ensure the Council is complying with
the Equality Act 2010, we are now seeking monitoring
information from organisations who apply for our grants. Please
could you complete a monitoring information form (
word ) and send it with your application.
Please note: The information gathered will not be
part of the application process.
The information will be used to develop a profile of the
organisations which apply for grant funding. You do not need
to supply this information but we will be grateful if you do.
The Council grant available for community and voluntary groups
Annual Community Grants offer sums of up to
£1000 for borough-wide groups and £500 for local groups.
Grants are awarded annually. Applications are sought during
September and October each year for the following financial year.
The relevant forms will be available on this page during that
Grant applications for 2013/14 are welcomed from Borough-wide
groups, and those serving Chandler's Ford & Hiltingbury, Hedge
End, West End & Botley and Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice &
The Council grant available for Community Buildings is:
Community Buildings Grant
There are also small grants available to start up social
enterprises. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy for Ceasing Funding To Voluntary and Community
The Council aims to ensure that it is fair and consistent in its
dealings with the voluntary and community sector. This policy
sets out the principles the Council will follow in ceasing funding
to voluntary and community organisations. This policy will
relate to future grants, contracts or agreements.
Grant Funding, Contracts and Service
All Council funding whether it is a grant, contract or service
agreement should state the period it relates to. The Council is not
able to make a commitment to future funding beyond that period.
Terminating Funding at the end of the Contract or
In order to help organisations to plan ahead the Council will
ensure that they have six months notice that an agreement or
contract will not be renewed. This does not apply to one-off grants
where organisations will be expected to apply each year.
Organisations should notify the Council if they wish to appeal
within 14 days of being informed that the funding will cease. The
appeal will be referred to a local Area Committee Chair or Cabinet
member not involved in the original decision. If desired, the
organisation can request an opinion from an independent
organisation appointed by Council of this purpose, This opinion
will be made available to the organisation and Local Area Committee
Chair or Cabinet before the appeal. The outcome of the appeal will
be put in writing to the organisation within 14 days of the
decision. If the appeal is unsuccessful the organisations
will be given at least four months notice that the funding will
Terminating Funding During the Grant, Contract or
The Council may terminate funding that had previously been
agreed in certain circumstances. In a situation where the funding
is no longer available or the criteria for funding has been
changed, the Council will give 6 months notice.
In addition the Council may terminate funding because of the
actions of the organisation. This would include circumstances
the funding is not being used in the way set out in the
grant, contract or agreement;
the organisation makes public allegations against the authority,
which on investigation are proved to be untrue and unfounded and
the organisation continues to pursue the allegations.
the organisation is operating
illegally and risking the Council’s reputation and liability.
the organisation is acting in a way
that that contravenes the policies of the Council.
In these circumstances the Council will write to the
organisation outlining the areas of concern and requesting that the
organisation responds within 14 working days.
If the Council is not satisfied with the response then notice
will be given that the funding will cease. The funding may be
terminated immediately or in exceptional circumstances there would
be a short notice period. The decision would be made by senior
council officers in consultation with senior Councillors.
The organisation should notify the Council if they wish to
appeal within 14 days of being informed that funding will
cease. The appeal will be referred to the Cabinet.
If desired, the organisation can request an opinion from an
independent organisation appointed by Council of this purpose. This
opinion will be made available to the organisation and Cabinet
before the appeal. The Cabinet’s decision will be final and the
organisation will be informed of the decision within 14 days.
If you require more information you can contact
us at email@example.com
Your community events can also be advertised on our website
Submit them online
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