Borough of Poole Sports & Recreation Grants 2017/2018

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Borough of Poole Sports & Recreation Grants 2017/2018

Summary: Borough of Poole is able to offer a grant between £500-£1000 to eligible organisations that are able to support its service priorities for sports and active healthy lifestyles. Applicants’ must show they are able to meet a set of pre-determined eligibility criteria (see below) and if the grant is successfully awarded, enter a formal agreement setting out terms and conditions. The total grant fund available for 2017/2018 is £11,000.

Telephone
01202 261306
Email
recreation.development@poole.gov.uk

About Borough of Poole Sports & Recreation Grants 2017/2018

What is a grant?

Borough of Poole is able to offer a grant between £500-£1000 to eligible organisations that are able to support its service priorities for sports and active healthy lifestyles. Applicants' must show they are able to meet a set of pre-determined eligibility criteria (see below) and if the grant is successfully awarded, enter a formal agreement setting out terms and conditions. The total grant fund available for 2017/2018 is £11,000.

Why do we provide grants?

One group of organisations that can be very important in helping us deliver our Vision and Priorities for Poole, is those charities or 'not for profit' bodies that exist to promote the well-being of the town and its residents, often referred to as the Voluntary and Community sector.

Some of these organisations may have existed for many years and have a proven track record; others may be relatively new and have developed in response to a local need. Whichever is the case, we recognise that they often better placed to meet the needs of local people than direct Council services.

Supporting the delivery of Council priorities

Applicants must specifically show how they can contribute to the Council's strategic priorities. These include:

  • Ensuring all children and young people have the chance to fulfil their full potential
  • Promoting health and wellbeing of our population especially the most vulnerable
  • Protecting and enhancing Poole's beautiful environment in a sustainable way so that it is a great place to live work and play

Who can apply?

New and existing properly constituted voluntary and community organisations (Poole Council for Voluntary Service can support local groups to achieve this, visit: www.poolecvs.org.uk).

The Council will consider offering a grant to organisations that meet the following criteria:

  1. The services, facilities or activities provided are in line with the Council's priorities for the promotion of sports and active healthy lifestyles. These include:
  • Making more people, more active, more often
  • Providing localised activities for residents and communities of Poole
  • Enabling all activities to become financially sustainable

2. The services, facilities or activities for which a grant is sought are wholly or mainly benefiting the residents of Poole. The Council specifically invites applications that will:

  • Provide new activities with a sustainable route to more regular participation.
  • Encourage equality and celebrate diversity, in particular to the following groups:
    • Young people aged 14-25 years,
    • Older people (65+)
    • People with disabilities
    • Those on low income
    • Women and girls

3. There is an identified need in Poole for the specific services, facilities or activities provided by the organisation.

4. The organisation is a registered charity, a Community Amateur Sports Clubs or a 'not for profit' organisation. If your organisation is a sports club, you should have achieved, or be working towards achieving Clubmark Status.

5.The organisation has a financial need for the grant, without which the services, facilities or activities could not be provided.

6. Other sources of funding have been fully investigated, and where possible, secured.

7. The organisation agrees to monitor the progress of their projects and provide evidence of its success.

8. The organisation agrees to assist the council in the development of its grants allocations by providing feedback on the application process when requested.

9. The organisation agrees to support the council's Access to Leisure & Learning Scheme – See below.

10. The organisation agrees to:

  • Use the 'Supported by Borough of Poole' logo on all publicity related to the services, facilities or activities being supported, and
  • Allow the Council to use information related to these within its own publicity & marketing and provide information when requested to enable this.

Please note

The Council will not provide a grant to:

  • Individuals (other funding streams are available for individuals from Poole Sports Council www.poole.gov.uk/ Sports Grants and Funding)
  • Activities promoting political or religious beliefs
  • Newsletters and/or posters / fliers
  • General running costs (such as utility bill costs, insurance cover)
  • Building / construction works or maintenance.

The following documents must be submitted with your application:

  • Statement of latest accounts (summary page only showing income, expenditure and balance)
  • Forecast of the accounts for the year in which you are seeking a grant
  • Constitution and details of the Management Committee Structure
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Child Protection Policy (If applicable)

Poole Council for Voluntary Service can support local groups to achieve these requirements, visit: www.poolecvs.org.uk

Applications meeting the eligibility criteria cannot be guaranteed funding due to the council's financial limitations. A thorough selection process to determine which applications are to be funded will take place.

Access to Leisure and Learning (ATL&L)

ATL&L is the Council's leisure discount scheme. It offers opportunities to people who are on a low income, disabled, or in full-time education (age 16+) to take part in leisure, sport and recreational activities at a discounted rate.

The Council aims to improve the health and wellbeing of all residents. To qualify for a grant under this area of focus your organisation must be a member of the scheme or be in the process of becoming an ATL&L provider.

Further information about the ATL&L scheme can be found on www.poole.gov.uk or contact Lynda Adby: 01202 261318.l.adby@poole.gov.uk

5. Monitoring and reporting

  • Grants awards will be monitored throughout the year by Recreation Development Officers
  • Monitoring information will be collected to support annual reporting on the outcomes and benefits achieved by the awarded grants.

6. Timescales / Deadlines

Please return completed applications, together with supporting documents, as detailed above, electronically, to: recreation.development@poole.gov.uk

Deadline for applications: Friday 22nd September 2017

APPLICATION FORMS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED AND MAY BE RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT

All applications will be acknowledged by email. For further information please contact the Council's Recreation Development Team on:

Tel: 01202 261306

Email: recreation.development@poole.gov.uk

Supporting Documents:

application-form-2017-2018.docx (MS Word, 902 Kb)

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