RAINBOW PROJECT 2012
ROUND 4 GRANT APPLICATION FORM
Please ensure you complete all sections of the application form before submitting it, and
all the information we have asked for is supplied. Closing date for applications: Monday
19th November 2012 by 5pm.
If you have any problems answering any of the below questions, please contact
Emmanuel Rajanayagam on 0208 583 4813 or email:
SECTION A. ABOUT YOUR GROUP
1. Name of your group:
2. Contact person:
3. Position in the group:
4. Address for correspondence:
(Please tick preferred method of contact)
5. Date your group started:
6. How many people are involved in running your organisation?
7. Which of the following best describes your organisation:
Constituted voluntary organisation/community group 1
Tenant Resident Association
Other, please give details 2
* Please add Charity Number here:
8. Tell us about your organisation and what do you do?
9. How many people directly benefit from your group’s activities?
Please enclose a signed copy of your constitution with your application
Please indicate here what “other” type of organisation you are.
10. Where appropriate please include copies of the following:
o Children and Vulnerable Adults Safeguarding Policy/ CRB procedures
o Standard staff contract
o Equal Opportunities Policies
o Public liability insurance
o Volunteer Management Procedures
o Other relevant Policies & Procedures
11. What are your group’s current main sources of funding? (From the period 1st
April 2011 – 30th September 2012)
Funding received from Funding is for Amount received Year
12. If your group has audited accounts, please send us a copy of the most up-to-
date set. If you do not hold audited accounts then please send us alternative
financial information for your group (tick below as appropriate):
If you do not hold any accounts at all please submit a copy of the group’s latest financial
information (this could be the last 3 months bank statements). We may need to talk to you
further about this.
Audited accounts enclosed YES NO
Alternative financial information enclosed YES NO
If you are unable to provide a set of accounts, please provide:
Total Gross Income:
Balance at end of year:
If you have any trouble filling in this section please do not hesitate to contact us for some
SECTION B - ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
13. Project title for which you are requesting funding:
14. Tick which of the following themes you are applying under :
Promote a united community – projects which will remove barriers for communities,
and help people to get to know each other in your local area.
Transform estates – projects that aim to provide better facilities for children and
young people to play or increase leisure and relaxation opportunities for local people.
Improve community centres/buildings – projects that make improvements to
community centres, or purchases equipment and furniture you need to keep your
centre running effectively.
Develop Social enterprises - encouraging self sustaining projects or local community
Improve your local environment – projects which will reduce your carbon footprint or
encourage a “greener” focus to how you deliver your existing services.
15. Please give a brief outline of your project (what does it involve?) 50 words
16. Where will the project take place? (full address & postcode). Please include a
map showing the location if possible.
17. What is the timetable for the project?
(Please note, projects are likely to only be able to begin delivery in January 2013,
and must be completed before 31 May 2013)
18. Please give a full description of the project for which you are requesting
funding for (maximum two sides of A4)
19. Are there other groups operating in the area delivering similar projects? If so
please explain why your project is different, and how you might link up with
them (you can expand on this in question 20 below)
20. Will you work with other groups/organisations to carry out your project?
Please give details of what you/they will do.
21. How did you consult or involve other local people when deciding on your
Example: working group to develop application, surveys, meetings, events, volunteer
22. How many local people will be involved in working on the project and what
will they do?
SECTION C - MONITORING & EVALUATION
23. Please tell us what you hope your projects outcomes will be.
Outcomes are the changes, benefits, learning or other effects you are looking to happen
because of your project.
Example: reduction in local anti-social behaviour, better community cohesion, more
people using the community centre, improved fitness / health of participants.
24. Please tell us what you think your project will deliver.
Outputs measure what your project is trying to do. These are the direct, tangible results of
your project in terms of numbers. Please think about what your project is going to do and
what you are hoping to happen.
Example: number of sessions and participants (if running activities)
number of raised beds, tools, plants etc if a gardening project
PROJECT OUTPUTS NUMBER
25. Will your project target to benefit any specific group(s) e.g. young people,
disabled people, older people, people from black and ethnic minority
backgrounds, lesbian, gay and bi-sexual people?
26. How do you plan to collect information to assess whether you have achieved
the positive change that your group has been funded to achieve?
Example: feedback forms, surveys, photos, asking for residents views, talking to
other organisations e.g. schools, police.
27. How will you maintain the project in the longer term?
Example: ongoing funding, volunteers, work with other organisations etc
28. Is there anything else you wish to add?
(Please continue on a separate sheet if required)
SECTION D - FINANCE
29. How much will the project cost?
Be realistic and to support your application include quotations from delivery partners that
your costs are based on. We may ask for quotes or more budget detail during our
Please list out all items you will be spending your grant on, as well as any income or other
grants that will go towards the cost of the project. Give as much detail as you can, where
appropriate hourly rates for work & services.
This describes ‘one-off’ purchases or assets. It could include things like computers, desks,
play equipment, building refurbishment materials.
This describes things such as services, salaries or rent that you pay, but do not result in
an asset (asset = something which has a lifespan of over a year).
When assessing your application we will show preference to those who can show ‘match
funding’ this could be from other grants, your reserves or Gift in Kind (GIK) through your
volunteer time being involved in the project
GIK values put to this ‘time’ are:
- general volunteer labour (e.g. delivering leaflets/litter picking/gardening/ activity
assistant/participating in planning meetings) is valued at £7/hr
- expert volunteer labour (e.g. landscape architect, brick layer, accountant, lawyer,
Publicity & Marketing expert, website designer, sign maker) is valued at £15/hr
GIK could also be donations of an item for use in your project, e.g. paint, plants, or even
free use of resources such as meeting rooms or equipment. E.g. Free room rent which
should cost £10 per hour totalling £120 over the life of the project.
VAT may only be included in this budget if you cannot recover it – please make sure if you
cannot recover it that your costs are inclusive of VAT, we will not be able to add this cost
on at a later date.
Retrospective funding; please be aware the Rainbow project cannot pay for any
retrospective costs, i.e. activities that have already happened during development.
Item/activity – including quantity Where do you Is this Overall cost (£)
want the funding Capital Revenue
money to secure
come from? yet? Y/N
Subtotals for capital and revenue costs
TOTAL PROJECT COST (sum of capital & revenue costs)
(Please continue on separate sheet if necessary)
30. Total amount you asking from the Rainbow Project:
Please note the maximum amount of funding you can apply for is £10,000
31. Are you waiting to hear about any other grants you’ve applied for in relation
to this project?
Please give details.
Funding applied for from whom? What for? Amount applied for
32. What will you do if you fail to secure any of the sources of other funding
33. Hounslow Council will pay the grant funding directly into a bank account if
your application is successful. Please provide your bank details here
34. How did you hear about the Rainbow Project? Please tick
Poster / flyer Hounslow Council website
Newspaper article Hounslow Homes website
Letter to your group Word of mouth
Rainbow Project Officer Tenant Participation Officers
Local Councillor HFTRA
Other, please specify
35. This application form should be signed by two authorised representatives of
Position in group:
Contact telephone number:
Address for correspondence:
Position in group:
Contact telephone number:
Address for correspondence:
Please return this form to:
Community Partnership Unit
London Borough of Hounslow
Civic Centre, Lampton Road
If you have any problems answering any of the questions, please contact Emmanuel
Rajanayagam on 0208 583 4813 or email email@example.com