The Kenwyn Community Fund has £40,000 available in 2021/22 available for eligible community projects. Applications will be accepted from 1st April 2021 with a closing date of 31st May 2021. Applications will be decided by 31st July 2021. A second round of applications will be accepted from 1st September 2021 with a closing date of 31st October. Applications to be decided by 31st December 2021.
Groups can apply for grants as follows:
- Minimum grant level - £150.
- Maximum grant level - £10,000. However, the award of a larger grant may be considered in exceptional circumstances up to the total value of the Fund for the year in question (i.e. normally £16,000).
Match funding is not a requirement.
Area of Benefit:
Projects and initiatives for which grants are requested must be located within and/or primarily benefit residents and communities in Kenwyn Parish Council area.
Priority will be given to educational, environmental and community projects or initiatives within the Kenwyn Parish Council area. These should be consistent with the principles of sustainable development and must deliver positive outcomes for the community living in the Kenwyn Parish Council area.
In particular, funding will be available for:
- Projects or initiatives that promote and/or involve the installation of energy efficiency measures, small-scale renewable energy projects and education relating to these.
- Building or landscaping projects or initiatives for the benefit of the community.
- Projects or initiatives that will improve the local environment for the community through planting or other such enhancements.
- Projects or initiatives that encourage physical recreation and/or the promotion of wellbeing and good health.
- Projects or initiatives to mitigate climate change, and education relating to this.
- Projects or initiatives to support nature conservation, and education relating to this.
- Other community projects or initiatives within the Kenwyn Parish Council area.
Eligible organisations who can apply for funding include:
- Local voluntary and community groups and charities
- Kenwyn Parish Council
- Informal groups of individuals
- School Parent Teacher Associations
- Social enterprises including co-operatives, social firms, community-owned enterprises/community interest companies and development trusts provided they operate on a not-for-profit basis.
Organisations need to have a written constitution, or a set of rules, or a governing document and will need to have a bank or building society account with a minimum of two signatories in place before applying for a grant.
Organisations that have already received grants from the Fund can apply for further grants each year, including for projects or initiatives that already received a grant from the Fund. They can also submit more than one application to each round of the Fund.
Organisations that are not awarded grants are welcome to reapply for a grant for the same project or initiative in the next funding round, unless advised otherwise.
Grants will not be available for:
- Commercial organisations.
- Private membership-based sports clubs and facilities unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (i.e. not membership by nomination organisations).
- Projects that only benefit one individual. Note: applications received from an organisation where the project directly benefits individuals (e.g. energy saving measures, such as insulation) are eligible.
- Projects and initiatives that promote religious or party political objectives
- Projects and initiatives which are adverse to renewable energy, RES, Lightsource, their affiliates, or the solar farms.
- Retrospective funding, i.e. projects that have already been completed, whether or not already paid for.
- Works considered a statutory responsibility.
The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:
- The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project or initiative.
- The level of community support for and (where relevant) involvement in the project or initiative.
- The number of people who will benefit from the project or initiative.
- The ability of the applicant to deliver the project or initiative.
- How the work will be continued after the project or initiative has been completed, i.e. its sustainability and legacy.
- Value for money.
Deadline for Applications
Applications will be accepted from 1st September 2021
The deadline for grant applications is 31st October 2021, and decisions will be confirmed by 30th November 2021