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									 Local
Gateway
 Grants
 Toolkit for Applicants
   From the financial year 2008/09



  LANCASHIRE
COUNTY COUNCIL
                                        CONTENTS

What are Local Gateway Grants?..............................................................3
Background Information…………………………………………………….....3
What are Lancashire Local Committees?..................................................3
Advice on your application for funding………………………………….……4
County Council Corporate Objectives………………………………….…….4
General Criteria for Local Gateway Grants………………………………….5
Organisation Bank Accounts…………………………………………….……6
Policy for working with Children/Vulnerable Adults…………………….......7
Guidance for completing the Application Form……………………………..8
If your application benefits one district only…………………………………8
If your application benefits more than one district………………………….8
How much funding is available?........................................................ .....10
Dates of Lancashire Local committees……………………………………..10
What will happen once an application is submitted?................................11
Monitoring of grants……………………………………………………………12
Lancashire County Council Directorate Priorities…………………………..12
Adult and Community Services……………………………………………....13
Children and Young People Services…………………………………….….17
Lancashire Integrated Youth Support Service……………………………...18
Corporate Objectives…………………………………………………….……20
Contact details………………………………………………………………….21
Returning your application form………………………………………………23

  Please note that the closing date for the receipt of applications for Local
Gateway funding for the second round of bids for the financial year 2008/09 is
    12 noon on Friday 8 August 2008. We will accept applications that are
                    POSTMARKED on or before this date.

  PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THROUGH THE GUIDANCE NOTES AND
    ENSURE YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY PRIOR TO COMPLETING AN
                        APPLICATION FORM.

To process applications quickly, it is helpful for us if we receive an electronic
version of the form. If you are submitting an application form by post that has
  been completed electronically, please ensure you email a copy as well to
                     mark.waddington@lancashire.gov.uk




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What are Local Gateway Grants?

The Local Gateway Grants offer an opportunity for Voluntary, Community and Faith
Sector organisations to apply for funding in order to help deliver local and Lancashire
County Council priorities. These priorities are identified within this Toolkit. Local
Gateway funding will generally be used to fund activity or activities that are district
focused.

Lancashire Locals contain the local knowledge that will help deliver Lancashire
County Council services that meet the priorities of local people. It is for this reason
that Local Gateway Grants have been devolved to the Lancashire Local Committees
and therefore the responsibility for decision-making lies with Lancashire Locals.


Background Information

Local Gateway Grants are made under Section 2 of the Local Government Act 2000,
which states that:

Every local authority are to have power to do anything which they consider is likely to
achieve any one or more of the following objects:

      the promotion or improvement of the economic well-being of their area,
      the promotion or improvement of the social well-being of their area, and
      the promotion or improvement of the environmental well-being of their area.

In recommending applications for grants, regard must be had to the County Council‟s
Community Strategy, „Ambition Lancashire‟, and Lancashire Locals should ensure
that approved grants contribute towards the achievement/advancement/promotion of
one or more of Ambition Lancashire‟s five core principles: participation, accessibility,
equality, social inclusion and sustainability.


What are Lancashire Local Committees?

Each of the 12 districts in Lancashire has a Lancashire Local committee, comprising
all the county councillors in that district. All 12 district councils are also invited to
nominate a similar number of councillors onto the committee.

Political representation reflects the district councils‟ composition, so a number of
these joint committees have political control that differs from the county council's
ruling group. Lancashire Locals are helping district councils and the county council
work together more effectively to improve local services.

Lancashire Locals currently have a wide range of delegated responsibilities across a
range of county council services. They also have a "shaping and influencing" role in
many other areas of work. The Lancashire Locals meet six to seven times a year.
The meetings are conducted in public and members of the public can ask questions
relating to items on the agenda set by the committee itself.



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Advice on your application for funding

If you need help with your application then you can contact a member of the External
Relations Team who will be happy to assist you. Your local Council for Voluntary
Service (CVS) is also available to offer advice and guidance and may also be able to
help you complete your application. Contact details are provided on page 21.


County Council Corporate Objectives

Your organisation must show that its activity will directly contribute to delivering one
or more of our Corporate Objectives. These objectives are to make Lancashire a
place where people can:

feel safe for example by…
     preventing crime and disorder and encouraging feelings of confidence
     making Lancashire a safe place to live and work

live healthy lives for example by…
     giving everyone in Lancashire the chance of better health
     promoting good health with children, young people and families
     helping people live as independently as they can
     making Lancashire a healthier place to live

get help when needed for example by…
    helping children and young people
    helping vulnerable adults, older or disabled people live as independently as
     they can
    providing information and advice to help people in a wide range of situations

learn and develop for example by…
    developing a love of learning in children, young people and families
    providing opportunities for people to go on learning throughout their lives

have jobs and a good standard of living for example by…
   developing the county‟s economy.
   making Lancashire a place where business can grow and stay
   emphasising the importance of learning to the economy
   helping disadvantaged people get jobs and a decent standard of living

travel easily and safely for example by…
    making travelling in Lancashire as safe as possible
    encouraging people to use public transport.

enjoy a high quality environment for example by…
    making sure that activities take the long-term care of the environment into
     account
    helping revive run-down urban areas and isolated rural ones
    promoting Lancashire‟s heritage and culture



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       following „green‟ practices, to look after the environment now and for future
        generations.


General Criteria for Local Gateway Grants

In addition to the Corporate Objectives, applicants must satisfy the General
Criteria below.

        The activity will directly benefit, and have clear, positive outcomes for the
         people of Lancashire.

        The activity will directly contribute to meeting county wide or district specific
         issues as highlighted in this toolkit.

        Applications for funding in support of working directly with children or
         vulnerable adults will only be accepted from organisations with
         child/vulnerable adult protection polices AND full Criminal Records Bureau
         clearance for the individuals involved (see policy contained within this toolkit).

        The activity will help to build cohesive communities and promote social
         inclusion

        The organisation is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity.
         Larger organisations should have or be working towards an equal
         opportunities and inclusion policy.

        The organisation is committed to the principles of sustainability. Larger
         organisations should have or be working towards an environmental policy.

        The organisation is committed to involving service users in developing its
         activities and services.

        The application for funding represents value for money, as defined in our
         Code of Good Practice on Funding and is in line with the principles of the
         Compact and the Code of Funding. Where appropriate, the application
         includes a commitment to Best Value and seeks opportunities for other
         sources of funding, match funding and joint working.

        The organisation is a not-for-profit organisation.

        The organisation has a set of rules, constitution or governing code.

        Statutory organisations are not eligible to apply, for example Parish and Town
         Councils.

        Any application that is unlawful or is contrary to County Council Policies and
         Procedures will not be funded.



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      The organisation has a bank account in its own name with at least two
       authorised signatories who are not related to each other.

      The minimum figure for applying to the Scheme is set at £1,000; there is no
       maximum threshold, but applicants are asked to bear in mind the amount of
       funds available to each Lancashire Local.

When applying for a grant it is suggested that you bear in mind the priorities of
County Council Services relevant to your application. It is important that you
consider these before applying. These are mentioned in the Directorate
information sections which start on page 13. Please refer to the Glossary of
Terms information sheet at the back of the pack.


Organisation Bank Accounts
All grants are made in the form of BACS payments, so it is essential that your
organisation has a bank account. Lancashire County Council does not make grants
to individuals, only to organisations. Payments by cheque will only be made in
exceptional circumstances.

If your organisation is new, you may not yet have an account with a local bank or
building society. Most banks and building societies offer simple club accounts that
they will help you to set up.

To open an account you will need to be a constituted body such as a charity,
company limited by guarantee, charitable company or a co-operative. If you do not
have a constitution or Articles and Memorandum, you can get help from your nearest
Council of Voluntary Service (CVS) and at Community Futures (CF). Contact details
are provided on page 21. The CVS/CF will advise you on the most appropriate legal
status for your activity. You can operate as an unincorporated organisation, that is,
an organisation that has not registered with the government as a legal entity.
However, in this case you will still need a constitution and you must be prepared to
take individual liability for any loss or debts incurred by the organisation.

To open a bank account you will need at least three signatories, usually the
chairperson, secretary and one other trustee or director. The bank or building
society will ask for a copy of the minutes of the meeting at which the signatories
were agreed and for each of the signatories to go in to the bank to present two forms
of identification (ID). For this purpose, acceptable ID means:
• „primary identification‟: passport, birth certificate, driving licence; and
• „secondary identification‟: utilities bill or a benefit book.

Each signatory will need to take at least one primary document to the bank; and you
will also need a small amount of money to open the account.




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Policy for Lancashire Local Gateway Grants proposing working with
children and/or vulnerable adults

If an application is for funding to support work directly with children and/or vulnerable
adults, then an organisation must be able to provide the following:

          A copy of its policy on working with children and/or vulnerable adults, and
          Confirmation of Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) clearance for all persons
           involved with the project.


Exceptions

The following exceptions to this policy will apply:

      If the application is for parents or guardians to undertake activities with their
       own children, there is no requirement for CRB clearances.
      The need for CRB checks to be undertaken in respect of applications for the
       purchase of equipment for working with children and/or vulnerable adults shall
       be considered on an individual basis, and having regard to the nature of the
       equipment and its link and use by children and/or vulnerable adults. The
       Lancashire Local considering the application may wish to impose a condition
       of grant that the organisation applying for resources implement a Child
       Protection Policy and/or have CRB checks undertaken for relevant persons
       where this has not already been undertaken.


Within the framework provided by the above policy, all applications will be
considered on an individual basis and in all cases the relevant Lancashire Local will
take the final decision (in the light of Lancashire County Council policy and legal
requirements).




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Guidance for Completing the Application Form

It is important you take the time to read the guidance provided in this toolkit before
completing your application form. We are not able to consider incomplete application
forms and therefore we ask that you check that you have answered all the questions
before submitting your application. Based on the information that you include in your
application form, a report will be produced for each relevant Lancashire Local
Committee detailing all the applications that benefit their district.

Each Lancashire Local Committee will aim to support applications that directly
benefit people in their locality by helping to deliver local and Lancashire County
Council priorities. Each Lancashire Local Committee needs to see how your
application will support these priorities and bring direct benefit to the people of that
district. We ask you to think about this when completing the form and in particular
when completing Questions 4 and 5, which ask you to list the proposed
activities/services and say which districts will benefit from your project/activity.

If you are unsure about any of the questions, or require advice or guidance in
completing your application form, please contact us.

To process applications more quickly, it is helpful for us if we receive an electronic
version of the form. If you are submitting an application form by post that has been
completed electronically, please ensure you email a copy as well to
mark.waddington@lancashire.gov.uk


If your application benefits one district only

If you say in Question 4 that your application will benefit only one district then your
application will only be presented to that Lancashire Local Committee for decision.
You will still need to complete Question 5 to say what the benefits will be and list the
proposed activities/services that your application will make available to the people of
that district.

If your application benefits more than one district

It is possible that your application will benefit more than one district. If this is the case
then you will need to say which districts in Question 4 and your application will then
be presented to ALL the relevant Lancashire Local Committees for decision.

For each district that you say will benefit from your application you need to explain to
us why. Question 5 on the application form asks you to say clearly how your
application will benefit each district and its residents and what activities and services
you will be undertaking. Included within your application we would ask that you
provide evidence or supporting information to justify why this activity is taking place
within a specific district, i.e. evidence of demand/need, how many people you would
expect to benefit from your project within that district.




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If you feel that your activity/service will have the same benefit in each of the districts
it applies to, then please show this clearly on your application form by asking for an
equal amount of funding from each of the relevant districts.

However, there are many reasons why an application for funding may benefit one
district more than another. To make the process as fair as possible we need you to
tell us how much of the total amount that you are requesting is for each district. For
example, if your application will benefit two districts, but one district will benefit twice
as much as the other, then two thirds of your request should be from one Lancashire
Local and the remaining third from the other Lancashire Local. This may be relevant
if your project was providing sporting activities for young people in district A, but a
third of the participants were traveling from a neighbouring district (district B), you
would then request two thirds of the funding from district A and a third from district B.
Please give justification to explain the amount of funding you are requesting from
each district so that when the application is presented to a Lancashire Local they can
see exactly why they would be expected to contribute more/less and can take this
into consideration when making their decision.

Please be aware that if you submit an application affecting more than one district
which does not divide the funding as outlined above, Officers reserve the right to
divide the amount requested equally by the number of districts that will benefit. In
this case the Lancashire Locals concerned may be unable to judge issues such as
value for money and the number of beneficiaries of the activity or service in their
area.

Each Lancashire Local Committee will consider the information contained in
applications relating to their district. They will then decide based on the information
you provide if the proposed activity will bring benefit to their area.


If you are unsure whether your application would benefit more than one
district, or how to divide your total requested amount by the number of
districts that will benefit, please contact us on 01772 537697 or at
mark.waddington@lancashire.gov.uk




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    How much funding is available?

    From the financial year 2008/09 a total resource allocation of £316,772 per annum
    for three years has been identified to be allocated by Lancashire Locals in order to
    support VCFS organisations in the 12 local authority districts of Lancashire. Funding
    will be allocated to groups via the Lancashire Local Committees with each committee
    being allocated a portion of the total amount.

    As the first funding round for the financial year 2008/09 has already taken place, a
    significant portion of the funds have been allocated. The table below provides details
    about which districts have funds remaining and how much is available, please take
    this into consideration when applying. Lancashire Local Preston and Lancashire
    Local West Lancashire will not have a second funding round for the financial year
    2008/09.


                                      Allocation of          Funds Remaining
                                                                                2nd Round Taking
                                      Funding for               for Second
                                                                                      Place
          District                       2008/09                  Round

Preston                                            £32,660              None                  No
Burnley                                            £32,550          £1,977.63                Yes
Lancaster                                          £30,975            £14,268                Yes
Hyndburn                                           £30,537            £12,287                Yes
West Lancs                                         £29,912                £22                 No
Pendle                                             £29,437           £10,137*                Yes
Wyre                                               £26,994            £16,815                Yes
Rossendale                                         £25,424             £7,783                Yes
Chorley                                            £24,348            £10,173                Yes
South Ribble                                       £21,670         £11,711.67                Yes
Fylde                                              £18,920            £18,920                Yes
Ribble Valley                                      £13,345             £2,845                Yes
Total funding available                           £316,772        £106,939.30
    *Pending the outcome of a deferred decision



    Dates of Lancashire Local Committees

    Detailed on page 11 are the Lancashire Local meeting dates when applications will
    be presented for a decision. Please note the deadline for the submission of
    applications for Local Gateway Grants for any of the Lancashire Locals is the 8
    August 2008.

    The County Council reserves the right to submit grant applications to Lancashire
    Local meetings other than those indicated below.




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              Lancashire Local           Meeting Date for 2nd funding
                 Committee                         round

           Burnley                     15 September 2008
           Chorley                     17 September 2008
           Fylde                       23 September 2008
           Hyndburn                    6 October 2008
           Lancaster                   14 October 2008
           Pendle                      17 September 2008
           Preston                     No second round
           Ribble Valley               10 September 2008
           Rossendale                  15 September 2008
           South Ribble                2 October 2008
           West Lancashire             No second round
           Wyre                        2 October 2008


What will happen once an application is submitted?

     The deadline for applications to be submitted is 8 August 2008. On receipt of
      applications, an initial assessment against the criteria as set out in this toolkit
      will take place.

     If an application for funding does not meet the corporate objectives and the
      general criteria we will inform the applicant in writing. Where possible reasons
      will be provided.

     If an application meets the criteria, it will be passed to the relevant County
      Council Directorate for them to further assess and provide comments for
      inclusion in the report to the Lancashire Local. In the case of applications
      related to Youth Services, where possible, applications will also be passed to
      the appropriate young person‟s forum for comment.

     A report for each Lancashire Local will be prepared detailing all applications
      that have met the criteria. For each application, any comments received from
      the appropriate directorate will also be included. When making decisions the
      Lancashire Local committee will have regard to the County Councils priorities,
      Corporate Objectives and the County Council‟s Community Strategy.

     Applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome of their grant application
      within 28 working days of the Lancashire Local meeting. Successful
      applicants will be sent an offer letter with an agreement form. Applications
      awarded over £5,000 will be asked to sign up to a Grant Funding Service
      Level Agreement. Details of the monitoring information that organisations will
      be required to submit will also be provided. Organisations will be required to
      return documentation prior to payment being made.




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Monitoring of grants
Lancashire County Council will take necessary steps to ensure the funding provided
has been spent properly and in accordance with the initial intent for which the grant
was requested for. After payment of the grant Lancashire County Council will request
information as it considers necessary to ensure the money has been spent properly
and lawfully. To monitor expenditure the county council will require original
receipts/invoices up to the full value of the grant. The County Council may also
require additional evidence. Any additional requirements will be set out in the offer
letter or grant funding service level agreement. Offer letter and agreement forms will
be sent out to organisations who receive less that £5,000 and a grant funding service
level agreement will be sent out for grants over £5,000. Where we request invoices
we ask that original copies are sent and the applicant keeps a copy for their own
records.

Lancashire County Council reserves the right to inspect or visit your organisation at
any time. Applicants will need to keep all receipts and documentation relating to the
project for at least four years after the receipt of the grant and allow authorised
representatives of the County Council to inspect them at any time. All successful
applicants will be required to complete a short survey on their project once it is
completed.


Lancashire County Council Directorate Priorities

The following pages identify Lancashire County Council‟s priorities for the following
services:

      Adult and Community Services
      Children and Young People‟s Services
      Lancashire Integrated Youth Support Services
      Corporate Objectives


When applying for a grant it is suggested that you bear in mind the priorities of
County Council Services relevant to your application. It is important that you
consider these before applying. Please refer to the Glossary of Terms at the
back of the information pack.




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Adult and Community Services

Aims

The Adult and Community Services Directorate would seek to support applications
that promoted independence for all adults through providing opportunities which
secure improvements for the well-being of individuals and communities. It would
support activities which promote active citizenship for disadvantaged groups and
reduce social exclusion; which build community cohesion and better understanding
between generations. This may be demonstrated by, for example the innovative
quality of the project; the demonstration of new ways of working; the project‟s
geographical impact; the potential audience; the scale of the project; the range of
partners involved; or the project's contribution to the pattern of provision in the
county and/or district.

Our assessment criteria

The following will be taken into account in making a decision about funding:

   the use of the funding supports the objectives of the Adult and Community
    Services Business Plan
   the organisation provides efficient and effective services that complement or
    enhance statutory service
   the service supports a preventative approach which enhances quality of life
    factors

In seeking to deliver the above aims we would expect all applications to demonstrate
the following:

       Developed with the full engagement with those it aspires to support
       Identification of how it will contribute to delivery of the outcomes in Our Health
        Our Care Our Say (DH)
       Potential for further development or follow-up from the project
       Opportunities for engaging with those experiencing social and economic
        deprivation or discrimination
       Clear aims and a plan for implementation which shows an awareness of best
        practice
       A clear plan for marketing, publicity, and communication targeting excluded
        groups and publicity
       A clear plan for a full project evaluation and documentation rep and
        dissemination of the learning where appropriate
       'Matching' funds from other sources, such as the relevant District Council(s),
        Primary Care Trusts, and other income generation
       Evidence of how it will meet identified countywide or local need
       Satisfactory financial and managerial control in the organisation


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Projects demonstrating the potential for further development or longer-lasting public
benefit will be considered a higher priority than one-off projects.

Information checklist

IMPORTANT: If we do not get all the information we need in your application
we will not be able to process it. Please ensure your application contains the
following information (this can be added under question 21 on the application
form, if necessary please include additional sheets):

All applications must contain a detailed proposal including:-

      Project title
      Project venue or site – please give full address and access details/details of
       audience capacity/details of workshop space – as appropriate
      Details of project partners – if applicable
      Please say how this project will develop, influence or otherwise contribute to
       the organisation and activity
      Plans for documentation, project evaluation and monitoring
       Detailed plan of work and budgets

Well being and Prevention – District Specific Issues

In addition to the above criteria the following list of priorities has been agreed with
representatives of Local Strategic Partnerships and local stakeholders for all districts
in Lancashire. These priorities form part of an initiative to develop a more strategic
approach to support for adults in Lancashire who have lower level needs. Further
details about this initiative are available at http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/wellbeing

Details of the district specific issues are highlighted below.

District     Priority Need                                           Target Group
Burnley      Practical support, eg shopping, cleaning, home from     Adults & older people
             hospital
             Housing support eg practical assistance, minor repairs Adults & older people
             Early intervention support to enable people to remain   Mental health
             engaged in local communities                            Adults & Older people
             Transport                                               Adults & older people
             Access to information                                   Adults & older people
Chorley      Social interaction                                      Adults & older people
             Transport                                               Adults & older people
             Practical assistance - shopping, gardening, help with   Adults & older people
             correspondence, budgeting etc
             Bereavement and loss                                    Adults & older people



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District     Priority Need                                            Target Group
Fylde        Finance hardship                                         Adults & older people
             Community transport - improve access in rural areas      Adults & older people
Hyndburn     Transport: specialist transport, door to door services   Adults & older people
             Information and advice                                   Adults & older people
             Practical assistance                                     Adults & older people
Lancaster    Co-ordinating information provision                      All but targeting 'care
                                                                      givers' proactively
             Transport                                                Adults and older people
Pendle       Targeted information                                     BME communities
             Bereavement/relationship breakdown - counselling         Adults and older people
             Transport                                                Adults and older people
Preston      Transport                                                Adults and older people
             Practical assistance                                     Adults and older people
             Information and advice                                   BME communities
Ribble       Transport                                                Adults & older people
Valley       Social interaction                                       Adults & older people
             Practical assistance                                     Adults & older people
             Coping with physical health issues                       Adults & older people
             Difficulty getting around at home                        Adults & older people
Rossendale Difficulty getting to and from places, particularly those Older people/frail
           who are rurally isolated or use wheelchairs               Cultural/faith groups on
                                                                     weekend
             Practical Assistance - gardening, cleaning etc           Adults & older people
             Relevant information/ signposting (access to it)         All population
S Ribble     Practical help and assistance                            Adults & older people
             Transport - out of hours and people with disabilities    Adults & older people
W Lancs      Transport                                                Adults & older people
             Accessible local information services                    Particularly those in
                                                                      northern parishes and
                                                                      other rural areas
             Practical assistance                                     Vulnerable groups of
                                                                      people
             Social interaction                                       Adults & older people
Wyre         Effective, accessible local information and signposting Adults & older people
             Practical assistance                                     Adults & older people



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District   Priority Need           Target Group
           Social Isolation        Adults & older people
           Transport               Housebound
                                   Rural communities
                                   People with disabilities




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Children and Young People’s Service

Aims

The Children and Young People‟s Services Directorate would seek to support
activities that will work towards the following priorities:

        Activities where positive outcomes for children are clearly identified relating to
         the five outcomes within the Every Child Matters agenda and particularly from
         Organisations who provide services in respect of the effects of Domestic
         Violence on children.

The five outcomes within the Every Child Matters agenda are as follows:

    1.   Being healthy
    2.   Staying safe
    3.   Enjoying and achieving
    4.   Making a positive contribution
    5.   Economic well-being

In assessing applications we will take into account whether:

   the use of the funding supports the priorities and objectives of the County
    Council‟s Children and Young People‟s Services Directorate
   the organisation provides efficient and effective services that complement or
    enhance the County Council‟s core statutory services
   the applicant can give strong evidence of ability to achieve positive improvements
    in children and young people‟s lives in line with the Government‟s “Every Child
    Matters Outcomes Framework”

This may include, for example: reducing teenage pregnancy, reducing substance
misuse which affects children‟s lives, keeping children safe, reducing the effects of
domestic violence, preventing family breakdown.




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Lancashire Integrated Youth Support Service

From 1st April 2007 Lancashire County Council began the establishment of a new
Integrated Youth Support Service for Lancashire‟s young people. This service
comprises amalgamated services formally provided through both Lancashire Youth
and Community Service and Lancashire Connexions Ltd. wthin the Lancashire area.
The opportunity to review funding arrangements for the new service has included the
development of a new funding framework for VCFS youth organisations. A copy of
the funding framework is available from our website at www.lancsycs.org The
funding framework is underpinned by the overarching principles of the VCFS
Compact with the County Council which supports and defines relations between the
two sectors and the Code of Good Practice on (Grants) Funding.

Key Priority Areas

The following key priority areas, stemming from Youth Matters, are most appropriate
for consideration for the purposes of local grant funding:

Services which increase the number of ‘Places to Go and ‘Things to do’ for
young people, including:

       Sporting and other physical activity; positive activity encouraging personal
        development, innovation and creativity; residential opportunities; other
        recreational creative, cultural, sporting and enriching activity;
       Safe enjoyable meeting places, which may be in areas with no other provision
        within safe traveling distance

Organisations that promote young people’s engagement in decision-making
about services that affect them and the development of those services:

       This criteria should be fundamental to any applicant youth organisation, but
        may also refer to specific projects who have youth engagement as their core
        purpose as well as a core value.
       This area may also include routes to volunteering and leadership
        opportunities.

Services which enable young people to have ‘Someone to Talk to’.

Young people will have increased access to support and/or information at the right
time and place for them.

   Activities where positive outcomes for children are clearly identified relating to the
    five outcomes within the Every Child Matters agenda and particularly from
    Organisations who provide services in respect of the effects of Domestic Violence
    on children.




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The five outcomes within the Every Child Matters agenda are as follows:

   6. Being healthy
   7. Staying safe
   8. Enjoying and achieving
   9. Making a positive contribution
   10. Economic well-being




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Corporate Objectives

Aims

In supporting our corporate objectives we would seek to support activity or activities
that are district focused, or that cover more than one district within the county of
Lancashire but work towards the following priorities:

   Activity that works towards achieving community cohesion
   Activity that works towards involving socially excluded groups

In addition your organisation must show that its activity will directly contribute to
delivering one or more of our Corporate Objectives. These objectives are to make
Lancashire a place where people can (detailed information on our Corporate
Objectives can be viewed on page 4:

       Feel safe
       Live healthy lives
       Get help when needed
       Learn and develop
       Have jobs and a good standard of living
       Travel easily and safely
       Enjoy a high quality environment


Applications aimed at meeting our Corporate Objectives grant will be given priority if
they have a countywide remit or affect more than one district of the County.

If you need more information or help with your application, contact us on 01772
537697.




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Contact details

If you require any further information or require further copies of the application form
or toolkit please contact a member of the External Relations Team (Grants Team)
on:

External Relations Programme Officer
Misbah Bhatti
Telephone – 01772 530818
Email – misbah.bhatti@lancashire.gov.uk

Programme Support Officer
Mark Waddington
Telephone – 01772 537697
Email – mark.waddngton@lancashire.gov.uk


Contact details for Council’s for Voluntary Services

Blackpool, Wyre & Fylde CVS
Chief Executive: David Keylock
95, Abingdon Street
Blackpool
Lancashire FY1 1PP
Tel: 01253 624505
Fax: 01253 295800
Email fccvs5@yahoo.com

Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale CVS
Chief Officer: Terry Hephrun
Rachel Kay-Shuttleworth Building
62/64 Yorkshire Street
Burnley
Lancashire BB11 3BT
Tel: 01282 433740
Fax: 01282 835908
Email terry.hephrun@bprcvs.co.uk or info@bprcvs.co.uk

Chorley & South Ribble CVS
Chief Officer: Cindy Bolton
Astley Hall Farmhouse
Hall Gate
Astley Village
Chorley
Lancashire PR7 1XA
Tel: 01257 263254
Fax: 01257 234358
Carers Line: 01772 455459
Email: info@chorleyandsouthribblecvs.co.uk



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Hyndburn & Ribble Valley CVS
Chief Officer: Christine Fish
21 Cannon Street
Accrington
Lancashire BB5 1NJ
Tel: 01254 879966 or 01200 422995
 E mail christinefish@hyndburnandribblevalleycvs.org
 Fax: 01254 879944
Website: www. hrvcvs.org.uk

Hyndburn & Ribble Valley- Ribble Valley Office
1 Swan Mews
Off Castle Street
Clitheroe
BB7 2BX
Tel: 01254 422644

Lancaster District CVS
Chief Officer: Jon Rigby
Trinity Community Centre
Middle Street
Lancaster
Lancashire LA1 1JZ
Tel: 01524 555900 ext 29
Fax: 01524 389550
Email jonrigby@lancastercvs.org.uk

Preston CVS
Chief Officer: Joan Burrows
Princes Building
50/52, Lancaster Road
Preston
Lancashire PR1 1DD
Tel: 01772 251108
Fax: 01772 561264
Email pcvs@voluntarysectorpreston.freeserve.co.uk

West Lancashire CVS
A/Chief Officer: Kevin Hodges
The Ecumenical Centre
Northway
Skelmersdale
Lancashire WN8 6LU
Tel: 01695 733737
Fax: 01695 558073
Email enquiries@wlcvs.org




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Contact details for Community Futures

15 Victoria Road
Fulwood
Preston
PR2 8PS
Tel: 01772 717461


Returning your application form

All Local Gateway applications will be processed by the External Relations Team.

Please return your completed application form to:

External Relations Team (Grants Team)
Policy Unit, 3rd Floor CCP
Office of the Chief Executive
Lancashire County Council
County Hall
Preston
PR1 8XJ




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