Individuals and organisations from within and from outside of Mottingham. Individuals will need an organisation to sponsor them and act as a fund holder (please remember to ask your sponsor before you apply, and to include any charge for this in your budget)
How to apply
We recommend that you plan your application well in advance. It can be sent to us at any time before the closing date 10th September 2018. Please read these guidelines carefully, complete the application form and send it to us with the items listed at the end of the application form.
If you do not receive an acknowledgement please contact us. You may receive a phone call from a member of our staff requesting further information to help your application.
How much can you apply for?
This Community Grants round refers to activities 2, 3, 4 & 5 of the MBLR Plan. For this year, April 2018 – end March 2019 there is a total of £40,000 available.
A Community Grants fund is for a project activity between £250 and £2,500.
It is important that your applications include accurate finance information. Please see the guidance information to assist with this.
We encourage potential applicants to attend one of our information sessions 16th and 28th July to find out more about how to apply. Here we will explain what you will need to include in order to ensure that your project is considered at the Community Voting Day.
Who can apply?
To be eligible to apply for a Community Grant through MBLR you must fit one of the following criteria
• You are an individual looking to deliver an activity within the MBLR area, and you have support or sponsorship of a recognised organisation
• You are a community group seeking to deliver an activity within the MBLR area
Who cannot apply?
- MBLR will not fund
- Activities that are a statutory duty
- Activities of a political nature
- Activities which support or promote religion or religious activity
Expectations and Restrictions
Funds must be held by a constituted group or organisation.
Therefore if you are applying as an individual please find an organisation who will hold the funds and make payments on your behalf.
We will require 2 references (form here). This may be a community leader, teacher or organisation that you have been involved with.
If you are working with children or vulnerable adults we expect you to tell us how you will deal with safeguarding and DBS issues
Please do not let this put you off of applying, you are welcome to call us for support on this. We are keen to support resident led activities.
Monitoring and Evaluating
Due to the fact that this is money for public benefit we have a duty to prove how it is spent. Therefore you will need to provide details on your activities, how many attended or benefited and some evidence that it was well received. We will want to gather some basic statistical information such as numbers who attend, but you can be creative, use photos or video clips too, and really bring it to life.
How Are Decisions Made?
This is a Community Grants Programme, therefore it is important that the community selects the activities that it most wants to happen.
Applicants who demonstrate that they meet the criteria will be invited to present their idea to the community on Saturday 29th September 2018.
You will have the opportunity to tell people what you want do and what difference that will make. It will be the community that makes the final decisions on which projects get funded.