Warwickshire County Council WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL North Warwickshire Area Committee SMALL GRANTS SCHEME 2011/12 Application Guidance Notes The Small Grants Scheme is aimed at small and emerging community/voluntary groups based in North Warwickshire. The Scheme is open to groups with a constitution and a bank account and aims to provide the vital first stage of funding to help groups establish and/or expand. (Those groups that are not constituted or do not have a bank account should contact Rod Parker at Warwickshire CAVA North Warwickshire Locality before applying. Please see contact details below). The Scheme can be used for set up costs such as the purchase of stationary and equipment; room hire to hold a large meeting to attract more members; or printing costs for a group to promote their activities. Please apply for exactly what your group needs. The maximum grant awarded for an application will be for no more than £500. An organisation can only apply for up to a total of £500 from this grant scheme. If you have any queries please contact: Jo Roberts Rod Parker Area Support Officer Community Development Officer North Warwickshire Area Office Warwickshire Community & Voluntary Action Warwickshire County Council Tel. 01827 719317 Tel 01827 718080 E-mail: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis until the entire fund has been allocated. Please send your completed application forms and copies of any additional information you wish to enclose to: Jo Roberts, Area Support Officer, North Warwickshire Area Office, c/o North Warwickshire Borough Council, Council House, South Street, Atherstone, CV9 1BD. Or e-mail your form to: firstname.lastname@example.org Supported by Application Process 1. The size of the boxes on the application form should be taken as a guide to the level of detail required. If you need more space please continue on a separate sheet of paper or expand the text boxes if you are completing an electronic copy. Applicants are free to submit any additional information they wish in support of their application. Please remember to enclose a copy of your constitution. 2. You are welcome to discuss your project idea with us and ask for advice and information before you complete your application form. Also if you require help in completing the form please let us know. 3. Please submit your application form as soon as it is complete and before 28 January 2012. Your application will be acknowledged along with notification of when your bid will be considered by North Warwickshire Area Committee. As a guide you should receive a decision within 12 weeks of submitting your form. 4. The North Warwickshire Area Committee meet every three months to discuss new applications and assess them against the funding criteria. Their decision is final. All applicants will be advised of their decision usually within 10 days of the meeting. 5. All successful projects will be required to complete a short end of project report. 6. Once you have been advised that your application has been successful, you will be contacted by Phil McGaffin, Exchequer Services Manager, Warwickshire County Council (email: email@example.com ) and asked to complete an attached or enclosed form. This is the County Council’s standard form for collecting information about all organisations it makes any payment to. Please complete the form as fully as possible and return it promptly, as any delay in submitting the information will subsequently delay your grant payment. Warwickshire County Council WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL North Warwickshire Area Committee SMALL GRANT SCHEME 2011/12 Application Form 1. Name of the group applying – Name of group Give the name, address and telephone number of the group Name of contact and main contact person/s. Address Telephone E-mail 2. Status of group – State what type of group you are e.g. a non- profit making, voluntary or community group and if you are a registered charity. Please attach a copy of relevant documentation including a constitution. 3. Description of project: What do you wish to do? What will you be using the money for? 4. How much money do you need? Activity Cost (£) Please show an itemised breakdown. 5. Please confirm who will be Name of contact responsible for the grant on behalf of the organisation, the Address address and telephone number. Telephone E-mail Should not all the award be required, Warwickshire County Council will require any under spend to be repaid. Please note, the grant must be used for the purpose for which the award is made as detailed in this application form. Please retain any receipts as the County may request a copy of them for Audit purposes. Please sign to confirm you accept these conditions: Signature: …………………………………………. Please print name: …………………………………………. Date ………………………………………….
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