Applying for an Overseas grant Please phone 01793 503711 if you would like an audio tape or larger print version. About Zurich Community Trust The Zurich Community Trust is a registered charity funded by pre-tax profits from Zurich’s UK businesses and generous donations from Zurich’s UK people. It provides an umbrella for all Zurich’s community involvement in the UK. The Trust has Employee involvement programme donated over The Trust manages and matches £1 million donations, 22,000 £70 million since inception in 1973 supporting disadvantaged hours of business volunteering time, including over 200 people in the UK and overseas. Over 700 charities are annual team challenge activities involving around 3,000 supported each year. employees. There are two strands to the Zurich Community Trust − national Transformation programmes and the employee Recognition involvement programme. Zurich Community Trust has received much recognition for its work over the years. Zurich won the National Payroll National transformation programmes Giving Excellence Awards for Best Large Employer Campaign. We support pioneering projects that help some of the most The payroll giving scheme is managed by Zurich Community vulnerable people in society and often less popular causes. Trust – 24% of Zurich’s employees donate to Give As You The aim is to create sustainable change through long-term Earn through their payroll. funding and active employee involvement. Typically Zurich also achieved a Big Tick in the prestigious 2009 partnerships Business with charities are for 3-5 years and support those projects in the Community (BITC) Awards for Excellence, for our where employee involvement programme, Zurich Cares. we believe we can bring about the greatest difference. Our current programmes support vulnerable older people, families where a parent misuses drugs and children and Visit Zurich Community Trust’s website on www.zurich.org.uk young people with mental health issues. In addition, there for more details. is a programme in southern India. Please note that we only accept applications from those organisations which are invited to apply to our Transformation programmes. What we fund and how to apply for an Overseas grant To work with people who face poverty, disadvantage, physical or mental distress, and help them achieve real improvement in the quality of their lives, and through our work, to provide Zurich staff with the maximum opportunity for involvement and professional development. Typically we give grants in the range of £2,000 to £10,000. What we fund Political organisations; religious organisations or places of Priority is given to projects which show some or all of the worship. following: A high degree of training and skills transfer. Cost effective appropriate solutions. Our Funding Cycle Applications for funding can be made from January to the end of Clear objectives and outcome, which can be identified May. We will acknowledge receipt of your application and you will and evaluated within a reasonable timescale. be informed of our decision by the end of September, at the A high degree of local empowerment, ownership, benefit latest. and involvement. Addresses basic human needs essential for a sustainable How to Apply quality of life. You must be a UK Registered charity Ring the Overseas Programme Manager if you would like advice We are unable to fund the following about how to complete the application form or about the process. Advertising or sponsorship. Contact details below: Animal welfare charities. Sarah Barter Applications by an individual for any purpose or on behalf Email: firstname.lastname@example.org of an individual. Telephone: (01793) 502202 Conservation or environmental projects – unless involving Working Hours: Monday to Wednesday 8am − 4pm disadvantaged people. Complete the application form and email it with a copy of your Expeditions, exchanges or study tours. latest Annual Report and Accounts to Medical research, military organisations, playgroups or mother email@example.com. and toddler groups – unless specifically for special needs children. Your organisation Name of organisation What does your organisation do? Name of contact person Position in organisation Daytime telephone How would you describe your client group or the focus of your work? (Tick all that apply) Website Children (0-16) Young people (14-25) Email Older people (50+) Address Agricultural Sustainability Physical/Learning Disabilities Education Sanitation/Water Project Postcode HIV/Aids Other Human Rights What type of group are you? Human Trafficking In which year did your organisation start? If ‘Other’ please describe UK Charity Registration No. How many people does your organisation help each year? How many staff does your organisation employ? How many volunteers help each year? Your grant application Describe what you want to do with the money, giving a breakdown of expenditure and the type of activity your grant would support. Your grant application What evidence do you have that funding is needed and are you Please tell us who will work on the project or service (for example, new working or existing staff or volunteers) and what additional resources will be with an overseas partner organisation on this project? needed? What is the total cost of the project? Capital (equipment, premises, etc.) £ Who and how many people are expected to benefit from the project or service? Revenue (running costs, salaries, etc.) £ Total £ How much of this are you applying to us £ How will they benefit and what are the expected timescales of the for? project? How much funding has been secured for this project or service? From whom and for how much? How will you monitor and evaluate the success of the project or service? What other applications for funding have been made? To whom and for how much? How do you plan to sustain the project or service? What issues have you identified that might affect the project implementation? Financial information Please tell us about the income and expenditure of your organisation. Project revenue costs (training, salaries etc) £ Please use figures from your latest annual accounts, or projected cashflow forecast if no accounts exist. Other costs £ 12 month period covered by accounts or forecast is: Total expenditure £ From D D M M Y Y Y Y To D D M M Y Y Y Y Sources of income Government (inc. all global funding) £ Voluntary (inc. Trusts and foundations, £ companies, events and individuals) Other (inc. trading, membership £ fees and investments) Total income £ Expenditure (principle items) UK based running cost £ Overseas running cost £ Capital costs, (equipment etc) £ What reserves does your organisation hold? Who are the signatories for your organisation and positions held? Restricted funds £ Unrestricted funds £ If you have applied to us before, when was it and what was the outcome of your application? Date Outcome Name of organisation that the cheque should be made payable to if your application is successful? And finally… Through Zurich Community Trust we help disadvantaged people through a wide range of local national and overseas charities. Support voluntary groups in setting monitoring and evaluation criteria Are we getting it right and could we do it better? Please tell us what you think Zurich Community Trust’s role in the community should be (tick all that apply). Help innovative projects Build long-term relationships with the voluntary sector Thank you for completing this form Find projects where our personnel can contribute skills most effectively Email your application back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your latest report and accounts. Help maintain established charities and programmes Alternatively, please send them to Zurich Community Trust Grant Applications, PO Box 1288, Swindon SN1 1FL. Support the most marginalised groups Advocate on behalf of voluntary organisations Plug gaps in statutory funding Provide core funding Zurich Community Trust (UK) Limited PO Box 1288, Swindon SN1 1FL. Telephone: 01793 511227. Fax: 01793 506982. 132627A01 (01/11) ZCA Email: email@example.com www.zurich.org.uk Registered in England No: 1154049. Registered Charity No: 266983. Registered office: UK Life Centre, Station Road, Swindon SN1 1EL.
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