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



  LANCASHIRE
COUNTY COUNCIL
                                  CONTENTS


Introduction                                                           3
Background Information                                                 3
What is funding available for?                                         3
Advice on your application for funding                                 4
County Council Corporate Objectives                                    4
General Eligibility Criteria                                           5
Organisation Bank Accounts                                             6
Policy for working with Children/Vulnerable Adults                     7
Monitoring of grants                                                   7
Lancashire County Council Directorate Priorities                       8
Adult and Community Service                                            9
Arts Development Service                                               13
Children and Young People‟s Service                                    18
Lancashire Integrated Youth Support Service                            19
Corporate Expenditure                                                  21
Contact details                                                        22
Returning your application form                                        25



Please note that the closing date for the receipt of applications for Central
Gateway funding for the financial year 2008/09 is 12 noon on Friday 21st
December 2007. 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.



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Introduction

Lancashire County Council recognises the valuable role that the Voluntary, Community
and Faith Sector (VCFS) plays in Lancashire across a wide range of activities. Where
we have shared objectives, the County Council and its partners will work with the VCFS
and in certain circumstances can provide funding. We make all our funding
arrangements in accordance with our Compact and Code of Good Practice on Funding.
You can get a copy of these documents from us, or read them on our website,
www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/grants_groups.


Background Information

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 is funding available for?

In a competitive funding environment many VCFS groups find it very difficult to secure
funding towards their core management and administrative costs, such as staffing,
accommodation and equipment, which they must meet if they are to work efficiently and
effectively. We can help to meet these core costs, which are so important for stability
and in doing so we can meet our directorates‟ strategic aims and achieve value for
money.

Central Gateway Grants offer an opportunity for organisations to apply for strategic
funding in order to help deliver Lancashire County Council‟s strategic priorities.

Definition of Strategic Funding

This strategic funding will generally be used to fund activity or activities that cover the
county, or that cover two or more districts within the county of Lancashire. Strategic
funding for this purpose can be defined as:


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Infrastructure - Funding for services providing infrastructure support to the VCFS in
Lancashire
Sustainability - Funding to promote the sustainability of the VCFS operating across the
County

We will tend to grant strategic funding for three years. During this time you can apply to
renew the funding or to get rollover funding, as long as we have the funds and there has
been satisfactory progress based on mutually agreed objectives.


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 23.


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…


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


General Eligibility Criteria

In addition to the Corporate Objectives, applicants must satisfy the General
Criteria for Central Gateway Grants below.

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

    The activity will directly contribute to meeting the relevant directorate‟s priorities.
     Details of these starts on page 7.

    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.




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    The application for funding represents value for money, as defined in our Code of
     Good Practice on Funding. Where appropriate, the application includes a
     commitment to Best Value and seeking 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.

    The organisation has a bank account in its own name with at least two unrelated
     authorised signatories. For advice and help please see the section below on
     Opening a Bank Account.


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 8. 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. Only in exceptional circumstances will we make
payment by cheque.

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). The addresses of both are
provided on page 23. 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 hasn‟t registered with the government as a legal entity. But 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:


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• „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.


Policy for 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 Cabinet
       Member Working Group considering the application may wish to recommend 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 Cabinet Member will take the final
decision (in the light of Lancashire County Council policy and legal requirements).


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. 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


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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
      Arts Development Service
      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 GRANTS
These grants will be covered by grant funding service level agreements. We will inform
organisations about the circumstances in which we may terminate or change the
funding arrangements. Normally we will give 12 months‟ notice that we intend to stop
funding.

Purpose of our grant aid

This grant aid is to support our strategic objective to promote independence for all
adults through providing opportunities which secure improvements for the well-being of
individuals and communities. We support activities which promote active citizenship for
disadvantaged groups and reduce social exclusion; which build community cohesion
and better understanding between generations; and which are of countywide
significance. 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

All applications must include a detailed proposal (see note below - Information
Checklist.)

We expect all applications to demonstrate the following:

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




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Projects demonstrating the potential for further development or longer-lasting public
benefit are 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 (If necessary please include additional sheets):


Applications for Strategic Funds

       Current business plan
       A report on the current year‟s activity to date
       Overall number of participants in the past year
       Breakdown of participants by gender, age, disability, ethnic group – if available
       Evidence of customer satisfaction
       Most recent published quarterly accounts, cash flows and budgets
       Detailed plan of work and budgets, if not contained in the business plan
       Report on how the Organisation met the terms of the funding agreement, if it
        already receiving funds from the County Council

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 services
   the service supports a preventative approach which enhances quality of life factors


Grants Priority List – Well being and Prevention

The following list of priorities has been agreed with representatives of Local Strategic
Partnerships and local stakeholders. 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

As part of the county council‟s commitment to this initiative, the Cabinet Member
Working Group for the Voluntary Community and Faith Sector has agreed that these
priorities should be used to inform decision-making in relation to grant applications. As
such you are asked to indicate how your application will contribute to the
priorities set out on page 11.



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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
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
RibbleValley Transport                                               Adults & older people
            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



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




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ARTS DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

We can pay grants for:
Project and Development: We normally consider support for up to 50% of the total
arts expenditure, primarily artist‟s fees.
The sum available for Project applications is around £107,000. Demand on our projects
fund usually outstrips resources and although we will consider support for up to 50% of
the total arts expenditure your project has a greater chance of success if you can
strongly demonstrate countywide significance and have or plan to have more than 50%
partnership funding. Where box-office income is expected, we would usually offer a
split guarantee against loss. We normally consider offering development support in
partnership with other agencies or local authorities.
Strategic work: The sum available is around £313,000. This fund is limited to
organisations who demonstrate a high level of strategic working with community
organisations and partners across the county. We allocate strategic funds to
organisations that are also receiving funds from Arts Council England, North West and
the appropriate district authority.


Purpose of our grant aid
The arts allocation supports creative work that contributes to the overall development of
the arts in Lancashire. We support activities providing employment for professional
artists/arts organisations and which also have countywide significance. This may be
demonstrated by, for example the innovative quality of the project; the demonstration of
new ways of working; the project‟s wide geographical impact; the potential audience;
how the findings from the project will be disseminated; the scale of the project; the
range of partners involved; or the project's contribution to the pattern of provision in the
county.
Our assessment criteria
We expect all applications to demonstrate the following:
1)     Strong potential to deliver countywide impact and benefit.
2)     Clear artistic ambitions and the employment of a professional artist or artists.
       Projects should demonstrate innovation and provide a model of good practice
       within arts development.
3)     Plans to ensure the quality of experience for participants, where participatory
       work is involved.
4)     Inclusion of a well-planned education/outreach programme where appropriate.
5)     Potential for further development or follow-up from the project.
6)     Opportunities for involvement by those experiencing social and economic
       deprivation or discrimination.
7)     Clear aims and a plan for implementation which shows an awareness of best
       practice.


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8)        A clear plan for marketing and publicity.
9)        A clear plan for project evaluation and documentation including provision of
          digital images on CD Rom or other appropriate means of recording the event,
          and dissemination of the project results where appropriate.
10)       'Matching' funds (at least 50% in cash) from other sources, such as the relevant
          district council(s), Arts Council England – North West, business sponsorship,
          trusts, and income generation.
11)       Plans to maximise box-office income, where appropriate.
12)       Overall financial need.
13)       Satisfactory financial and managerial control in the organisation.
We will give priority to applications that receive financial support from the relevant
district council(s) and to those that involve participation. In considering applications, we
will also take into account the need to support and develop activity throughout the
county and how far the project or activity will contribute to arts development in
Lancashire.
Projects demonstrating the potential for further development or longer-lasting public
benefit are a higher priority than one-off projects.
Application form guidance
IMPORTANT: Please answer all relevant questions within the application form
whilst paying close attention to the guidance provided below. If we do not get all
the information we need in your application we will not be able to process it.
Please provide the additional information under question 19 on the form and use
additional sheets if necessary.

Applications for Project Funds need to include:

A summary of your project including:
         Project title
         Project dates
         Project venue or site – please give full address and access details/details of
          audience capacity/details of workshop space – as appropriate
         The aims of your project
         Details of the artist(s) to be employed and their experience – please provide CVs
          if available
         An explanation of how the artists were chosen
         Details of project partners – if applicable
         Your ticket/fee pricing policy – if charging an audience/participants
         Details of your marketing/publicity strategy – i.e. how do you plan to get an
          audience and/or recruit participants?
         Details of how you have tackled risk assessment and child protection
When answering question 4 you should provide us with how much you are requesting
from Lancashire County Council, your total project costs and sources of other funding.


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Please also describe the expected outcomes of your work including the following
information if relevant:
      Participants/audience expected
      How you expect the project to develop, influence or otherwise contribute to your
       organisation and activity
      If the project results in a publicly sited artwork, please give details of ownership,
       maintenance and liability
      Plans for documentation, project evaluation and monitoring
Advice to applicants
We strongly encourage you to contact the Arts Development Service to discuss your
application before submitting it. Please contact Cathy Prescott who can advise you on
which Arts Development Officer to speak to.
Cathy Prescott,
Arts Development Administrative Assistant
Tel: 01772 531292
Cathy.prescott@ed.lancscc.gov.uk


Deadlines
Project and Development
We want to support activity which has been well planned so we must receive your
application by the appropriate deadline and at least twelve weeks before your activity is
due to begin, but we advise you to submit your application as far in advance of your
starting date as possible. There are 4 deadlines for Project/Development funding. We
aim to give you a decision within 12 weeks of receiving your application but this
depends on our receiving all the requested information with your application. An
incomplete application may delay the decision. The 4 deadlines for 2008/09 are:
      January 2008
      April 2008
      August 2008
      November 2008
Please check the website or call Cathy Prescott for the exact dates.
Strategic
The deadline for strategic bids is 21st December 2007.

Activities we cannot support
The arts allocation cannot support the following:



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      Activities that have already taken place, are about to happen or are under way
       (see section under Deadlines)
      Applications from individuals or students
      School or college curriculum-based activity*
      Capital or equipment costs
      Events that raise funds for charity or donation to another organisation


Applications for Strategic Funds
      Current business plan
      A report on the current year‟s activity to date
      Overall number of participants/audience in the past year
      Breakdown of participants/audience by gender, age, disability, ethnic group – if
       available
      Evidence of customer satisfaction
      Most recent quarterly accounts, cash flows and budgets
      Detailed plan of work and budgets for 2008/09, if not contained in the business
       plan
      Report on how you met the terms of the funding agreement, if you are already
       receiving funds from the county council
*Applications for schools-related arts activity should be addressed to:

       Pat Jefferson, Director of Education Standards & Inclusion
       Directorate for Children and Young People
       Lancashire County Council
       PO Box 61
       County Hall
       PRESTON PR1 8R


And finally
Please make sure that you have completed the Financial Information Sheet on page 17
and enclosed a copy with your application form.




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GRANT AID FOR ARTS DEVELOPMENT:
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
           (Please enclose this sheet or a copy of it with your application)
EXPENDITURE                          INCOME
                                                                     (Please tick box if
                                                                     income is confirmed)

                      Amount                                         Amount
ARTISTS‟ FEES                        CONTRIBUTION FROM
(please detail for each activity))   YOUR ORGANISATION               £…….

                      £…….
                      £…….
                      £…….


                                     LOCAL AUTHORITY
                                     (District or other County Service) £…….
MATERIALS            £…….            REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL           £…….

EQUIPMENT HIRE £…….                  TRUSTS                          £…….

PUBLICITY    £…….                    BOX OFFICE                      £…….
DOCUMENTATION £…….                   FEES                            £…….

ADMINISTRATION £…….                  SPONSORSHIP                     £…….

                                     SALES                           £…….


OTHER                 £…….           OTHER                           £…….
(please state)                       (please state)

                                     LANCASHIRE COUNTY                         COUNCIL
                                                    £…….
                                     (this application)

TOTAL:                                     TOTAL:

Note: We are only able to consider support for up to 50% of the total artistic
expenditure. For all applications, match funds (of at least 50% in cash) are required
from other sources, such as relevant district council(s), Arts Council England – North
West, business sponsorship, trusts, and income generation.



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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SERVICES

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 making a decision on funding, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People
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.

Provision of Grant funding in 2008

Applications are sought from VCFS organisations whose primary purpose is not direct
delivery to young people, but rather to provide specific strategic and developmental
support to the sector. It is therefore expected that that organisations applying will be:

1. Operating on a county wide basis
2. Providing services that are directly available to the whole VCFS youth sector and not
restricted to a particular cohort (eg. By virtue of membership, affliliation,
constitution,national body arrangements).

Organisations applying should therefore have an entirely strategic remit where impact is
designed to be made outside their own organisation . They should be able to evidence a
significant contribution toward helping the entire voluntary youth sector meet its long
term goals and objectives leading to improved outcomes for young people taking up
services.


 Examples of Potential Provision            Performance Measures may include
 Under this Funding Stream Include:
    Development and Advisory               Numbers of VCFS youth organizations
      Services on Quality Assurance         services
    Provision of Infrastructure
      Support Services e.g.: CRB            Increase in sustainable funding investment
      check services, Payroll and           in the sector
      Insurance Services
    Training Needs Analysis                Numbers of trained youth leaders
    Provision of Initial (qualification)
      and accredited In-Service             Increase in VCFS youth organizations
      training for Volunteer Youth          achieving relevant kitemarks for good
      Leaders                               practice.
    Provision of funding advisory


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 Examples of Potential Provision           Performance Measures may include
 Under this Funding Stream Include:
      services and capacity building for   Establishment of new VCFS youth
      commissioned services                organizations
    Provision of communications and
      Information Sharing mechanisms       Provision of performance evidence of
    Provision of Management               VCFS youth organizations activity
      Information systems and
      services
    Mandate for representing the
      views and interests of the Sector
      in strategic forums.



Additional Information Required

If you are applying for funding we would ask that you complete the following
extra information section and submit this as part of question 19 on the
application form. (This information builds on content that you will provide in the
relevant section of the application form)

1. Please tell us which age groups you hope will benefit from this funding. Make sure
that you cover all the age ranges that will benefit Also, please tell us the numbers of
beneficiaries you expect to work with in each of the relevant age categories.


                          Age Group Categories


0 – 4yrs     5 – 10yrs    11 – 12yrs   13 – 19yrs   20 – 24yrs    25yrs +




   Numbers of Beneficiaries it is anticipated will benefit from the work




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CORPORATE EXPENDITURE GRANTS

These grants will be covered by grant funding service level agreements. We will inform
organisations about the circumstances in which we may terminate or change the
funding arrangements. Normally we will give 12 months‟ notice that we intend to stop
funding.

We can pay grants for:
   Activity that works towards achieving community cohesion
   Activity that works towards involving socially excluded groups


Applications for a Central/Corporate Expenditure 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 Mark Waddington on
01772 537697




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Contact details

If you require any further information or require further copies of the application form or
an applicant‟s 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@css.lancscc.gov.uk

Programme Support Officer
Mark Waddington
Telephone – 01772 537697
Email – mark.waddington@css.lancscc.gov.uk


Contact details for Directorate staff

If you require specific advice from a Directorate service in relation to your application
please contact the relevant officer below:

Youth and Community Services
Mark Woodruff
Telephone – 01772 532821
Email – mark.woodruff@ed.lancscc.gov.uk

Adult and Community Services Directorate
Mark Waddington
Telephone – 01772 537697
Email – mark.waddington@css.lancscc.gov.uk

Arts Development Service
Cathy Prescott
Telephone – 01772 531292
Email – cathy.prescott@ed.lancscc.gov.uk

Children and Young People’s Services Directorate
Mark Waddington
Telephone – 01772 537697
Email – mark.waddington@css.lancscc.gov.uk




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Contact details for Council’s for Voluntary Services

BLACKPOOL, WYRE & FYLDE CVS
95 Abingdon Street
Blackpool
FY1 1PP
Tel: 01253 624505
Fax: 01253 295800
Chief Officer: David Keylock

BURNLEY, PENDLE & ROSSENDALE CVS
62/64 Yorkshire Street
Burnley
BB11 3BT
Tel: 01282 433740
Fax: 01282 835908
Email: 106422.270@compuserve.com
Chief Officer: Mr Terry Hephrun
Volunteer Centre Organiser: Janette Holden

CHORLEY & SOUTH RIBBLE CVS
Astley Hall Farmhouse
Hallgate, Astley Village
Chorley
PR7 1NP
Tel: 01257 263254
Fax: 01257 234358
Chief Officer: Cindy Bolton
Voluntary Bureau Organiser: Lesley Brown

HYNDBURN AND RIBBLE VALLEY CVS
21 Cannon Street
Accrington
BB5 1NJ
Tel: 01254 879966
Fax: 01254 879944
Chief Officer: Chris Fish

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



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LANCASTER DISTRICT CVS
Trinity Community Centre
Middle Street
Lancaster
LA1 1JZ
Tel: 01524 555900
Fax: 01524 68988
Email: lancaster.cvs@zoo.co.uk
Chief Officer: Jon Rigby

PRESTON CVS
50-52 Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1DD
Tel: 01772 251108
Fax: 01772 561264
Chief Officer: Mrs Joan Burrows

WEST LANCASHIRE CVS
49 Westgate
Sandy Lane
Skelmersdale
WN8 8LA
Tel: 01695 733737
Fax: 01695 558073
Chief Officer: Mr Drew Smith


Contact details for Community Futures

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




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Returning your application form

All Central Gateway applications will be processed initially by the External Relations
Team. Please return your application to:


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




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