Background Information: The Rossendale Community Fund has been created by Rossendale Borough Council in partnership with the Community Foundation for Lancashire to offer grants to support projects that help families and children & young people engage in community activities and learning.
What is the focus of the fund: Applications should enable families and young people up to the age of 25 to flourish, learn and develop skills or knowledge. This includes education, training, sports development, arts and culture activities and also play provision for younger children. Please note that revenue projects and those working directly with beneficiaries are a priority rather than one off capital purchases or refurbishment costs.
Who can apply: Registered charities, social enterprises and constituted community groups. Applicants must have a physical base and track record of delivery within Rossendale. National organisations who do not have a branch in the borough are not eligible.
How much is available: Grants of up to £750
Which areas are covered: Rossendale
When can you apply: There will be two grant panel meetings per year to make decisions on applications. We can only accept one application per community group for each round of funding. If you have received a grant from the fund previously you are welcome to apply again though end of grant monitoring must be complete.
If you require any further support in completing your application please do not hesitate to contact your local Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), details of which can be found on our website www.lancsfoundation.org.uk
The next closing date is Friday 22 February 2019 (5pm) and applicants should expect to hear the outcome of their application at the end of March.
Documents which need to be included with your application
1. A copy of the group’s rules or constitution
2. A copy of the group’s latest annual accounts or income/expenditure document
3. A copy of a recent bank statement for your group
4. A copy of the group’s current Safeguarding Policy. All applicants must ensure that they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Criminal Records Bureau checks and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity. If unsure about what you need please contact the Community Foundation for help.