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					                            Environment and Sustainability Board

Project funding application form for 2009/10 and 2010/11

This form is for organisations applying for project funding for 2009/10 and 2010/11 from the
Islington Strategic Partnership Environment and Sustainability Board. Over these two years,
the Board will receive around £1.5m to continue existing projects, but it also expects to receive
a further £424k, which it has set aside to commission new projects towards three of its Local
Area Agreement indicators and targets (as shown in the table below).

Indicator no.        Indicator name                                      2009/10 2010/11 Total
LAA National         Per capita reduction in carbon dioxide emissions in £80,000 £80,000 £160,000
Indicator 186        the local authority area

LAA National         Adapting to climate change                          £94,000 £94,000 £188,000
Indicator 188

LAA Local Indicator Percentage of businesses that recycle in Islington   £38,000 £38,000 £76,000

                                                                  Total £212,000 £212,000 £424,000

To be successful, it is critical that applicants show in detail, how they intend to make a tangible
and demonstrable difference to the results against these three LAA indicators and meet the
criteria set out in the associated commissioning specifications document.

In filling in the application form, please expand any boxes, to give as much information you
like. Islington Voluntary Action Council (IVAC) are available for impartial guidance in filling in
the application form or you can contact Tim McCormick for further details about the work of the
E&S Board and the E&S Board’s intentions with regards to this commissioning round.

The deadlines for receipt of completed applications are dependent on which fund is being
applied to: for the reducing carbon dioxide and climate adaptations funds the deadline is
midday Friday 6 February 2009 and for the business recycling fund the deadline is midday
Friday 6 March 2009. Completed applications should be sent to Tim McCormick at the
address below:

By email:

By post:
       Tim McCormick
       Environmental Sustainability Division
       Environment and Regeneration Department
       London Borough of Islington
       Fourth Floor Municipal Offices
       222 Upper Street
       N1 1XR

It is anticipated that carbon reduction and climate adaptation project bids will be assessed in
February and successful applicants informed in March, while those for business recycling will
be assessed in March with every intention of informing applicants by 1 April.

Section 1 – your organisation

Organisation’s name:

Description of the organisation type:

(i.e. giving an indication of the legally incorporated status of your organisation e.g. registered
business, registered charity).

Contact’s name (and project leader’s name, if different):




Names of other organisations and partnerships (if any) you propose to work with to deliver this
project (please also describe the nature of the relationship e.g. how involved other partners are
and who will do what).

(e.g. partners, delivery agents, contractors).

Note that the Theme Group encourage partnership-working and will consider suitable bids
from organisations that can work together to deliver effective projects.

Which of the three Local Area Agreement indicators’ grants funds are you applying to?

(i.e. you can choose to apply to one of the following grants funds with each application you
submit – the carbon dioxide emission reductions fund; the climate adaptation fund; or the
business recycling fund).

For more detail about the three indicators and their targets, please see the Islington Local Area
Agreement 2008-11, available at the link below:

Section 2 – your project aims and activities

Project’s name:

Project’s aim (couple of sentences only):

What are you proposing to do?

(i.e. further to your aims, what are the actions, activities and things you intend to do during
your project to achieve these? A successful applicant will give a detailed description of what
the project will involve and should relate to the later section asking for a project timetable).

How will you ensure your project meets the requirements of the Equality Standard 2007?

(i.e. the E&S Board are committed to the Equality Standard for Local Government 2007 and
legislation that aims to ensure discriminatory barriers associated with age, disability, gender,
race, religion and beliefs or sexual orientation are identified and removed from all activities).

For more information about the Standard go to:

Section 3 – your project results

What outputs and outcomes do you hope to achieve?

(i.e. explain what results you expect from your project and how they will address the specified
indicator and target(s). A successful applicant should demonstrate direct links between what
the project is aiming to do; what the project involves doing; what measurable results there are
from the project; and what the implications of the project and its results are in relation to the
LAA indicators, the anticipated beneficiaries and the wider aims of the ISP, as outlined from
the Sustainable Community Strategy – see link below).

Who and how many would be engaged by / benefit from your project?

(A successful project bid will demonstrate particularly how disadvantaged and ‘hard to reach’
people and groups in Islington are engaged and benefit. It will also note whereabouts these
benefits are anticipated. As expressed in the LAA, the Theme Group is keen to support work
that has a positive impact on the 10% most deprived super output areas, in line with the
relevant indicators and targets).

What actions will you take to ensure adequate engagement with those beneficiaries?

How do you propose to measure, monitor and manage progress?

(A successful project bid should include details of what you intend to measure and how you to
manage the project, to demonstrate that the project has made a successful impact in terms of
its specified outputs, outcomes and against the particular LAA indicators and targets).

Note that all projects will be expected to submit (at least) quarterly progress monitoring and
end of year summative reports and may be called upon to give presentations and evidence to
the Board regarding progress and achievements.

What value will your project be adding to the work of the Islington Strategic Partnership, over
and above the delivery of the Local Area Agreement indicator?

Section 4 – your project timetable and spending

What is the proposed timetable for your project?

(i.e. when will your project take place and for how long will it run? A successful project bid
should include a list of the milestones and dates for your project: activities you intend to carry
out; outputs and outcomes you hope to achieve; and by when).

Note that while the Board are happy to accept applications to run projects over the two
remaining LAA years, any funding allocations can only be guaranteed for the first financial year
2009/10 and second year funding will be dependent on project progress in the first year.

How much money in total each year are you asking the Theme Group for?

How do you intend to use the budget?

(A successful project bid should demonstrate a detailed breakdown of your proposed
costs against the anticipated budget. This should include things like costs associated with
staffing, capital, activities, overheads, contracts and other specified costs. It should also
separate what the E&S Board would be paying for, from any other anticipated funding streams
and activities).

Note that the E&S Board encourages projects that can unlock other sources of funding (e.g.
match funding, mainstream funds). This is especially the case with the carbon emission
reductions work. However, it is expected that project applications make explicit any other
sources of funding and acknowledge any risks involved (in Section 5).

Section 5 – managing risks

What are the key risks involved in this project?

(e.g. securing staff, match-funding, premises or permissions; sustaining activities, posts, etc. A
successful project bid should demonstrate an awareness of the weaknesses and threats to the
project’s delivery and to the anticipated outcomes. It should also demonstrate proposals for
mitigating these risks).

What is the project’s legacy expected to be?

(i.e. once the project is complete or the year’s funding ceases, a successful project bid should
be able to demonstrate any relationships to what happens next e.g. what the exit strategy will
be; how it affects lasting improvements; if and how the project is to continue; how it impacts on
other work; how it influences mainstream funds or engages other funding streams).

The E&S Board are particularly keen to commission / fund projects that are sustainable and
can demonstrate lasting benefits to the borough.

What is your track record at delivering similar, successful projects?

Note that the E&S Board welcomes project bids from many kinds of organisations,
experienced and new and shall assess project bids on their individual merits. However, this is
an opportunity to outline prior projects and experiences to support your application.

Section 6 – signing off your project

Please sign and date your application below:


Printed name:


The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Friday 30 January 2009 and these
should be sent to Tim McCormick at the address below:

By email:

By post:
     Tim McCormick

        Environmental Sustainability Division
        Environment and Regeneration Department
        London Borough of Islington
        Fourth Floor Municipal Offices
        222 Upper Street
        N1 1XR

It is anticipated that project bids will be assessed in February and successful applicants
informed in March.

If you have questions or comments you can telephone Tim McCormick:           0207 527 8037