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Rayleigh generic december 2011

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Big Lottery Fund's East of England regional team presentation on BIG's current funding.

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Rayleigh generic december 2011

  1. 1. Welcome to the Rayleigh and Wickford Lottery funding event January 2012 Follow us on Twitter: #wick112
  2. 2. Big Lottery Fund Rayleigh and Wickford January 2012
  3. 3. What is the Big Lottery Fund? BIG is responsible for distributing almost half of the money that the National Lottery raises for good causes Our mission is to bring real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need
  4. 4. BIG’s four strategic outcomes People having better chances in life Stronger communities Improved rural and urban environments Healthier and more active people
  5. 5. Outcomes funding <ul><li>BIG is an ‘outcomes ’ funder – we want to fund projects that can make measurable changes for the better in the lives of people and communities experiencing disadvantage </li></ul>
  6. 6. Need: Outcome: Activities/outputs: What being an outcomes funder means... Older people feel depressed due to their isolation Older people feel less depressed through a decrease in their isolation Run a social club
  7. 7. <ul><li>Two main grant programmes: </li></ul><ul><li>Awards for All </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching Communities </li></ul>
  8. 9. Some Awards for All grants in Essex <ul><li>- £6,000 to South Green village hall to replace the ceiling and doors at the village hall improving the building for the wider community </li></ul><ul><li>£10,000 to Felmore Primary School in Pitsea to refurbish a portable classroom enabling it to be used by the local community for activities such as IT training, parenting courses and family workshops </li></ul><ul><li>£4,250 to Active Christian Trust (The Warehouse) to hire a local soft play area for the exclusive use of children with special needs and their families reducing their isolation and strengthening links between families </li></ul><ul><li>£5,000 to St Osyth Parish Council to replace the outdated and worn car park at the village hall making the building more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>£9,858 to Opportunities through Technology to provide one to one training and assessments to disabled people and their carers throughout Essex reducing barriers to accessing mainstream educational services, teaching new skills and reducing isolation. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Who can apply to Awards for All?: <ul><li>You can apply if you are a: </li></ul><ul><li>voluntary and community organisation </li></ul><ul><li>school </li></ul><ul><li>parish or town council </li></ul><ul><li>health body </li></ul>
  10. 11. You can apply if.. <ul><li>You have: </li></ul><ul><li>at least 3 unrelated people on your governing bod y </li></ul><ul><li>a UK bank account in the name of your organisation with at least two unrelated signatories </li></ul><ul><li>You can: </li></ul><ul><li>send BIG an application at least three months before your project is planned to start </li></ul><ul><li>complete your project within one year of when BIG confirms your award </li></ul><ul><li>You are: </li></ul><ul><li>looking for funding to undertake new activities or extend your facilities </li></ul>
  11. 12. How much you can apply for?: <ul><li>Between £300 and £10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Only one application at a time </li></ul><ul><li>One organisation cannot receive more than £10,000 of Awards for All grants in any one year period </li></ul><ul><li>No match funding requirements within grant limit </li></ul>
  12. 13. What can Awards for All pay for: <ul><li>Examples of what a grant could pay for: </li></ul><ul><li>equipment hire or purchase </li></ul><ul><li>information technology equipment </li></ul><ul><li>building and refurbishment work where total cost of work < £25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>sessional workers </li></ul><ul><li>updating equipment and premises for health and safety reasons </li></ul><ul><li>training </li></ul><ul><li>volunteer expenses </li></ul><ul><li>transport costs </li></ul><ul><li>venue hire </li></ul>
  13. 14. You send us your application We let you know our decision You read our guide You send the documents we ask for We confirm the grant You start your project Application process: 30 working days 20 working days 10 working days Online or by post
  14. 15. Reaching Communities
  15. 16. Some Reaching Communities awards in Essex <ul><li>£334,580 to Dial Basildon and South Essex to expand their information, advice and home-visiting service to cater for the needs of people with disabilities and their carers in Basildon, Thurrock and Rochford. </li></ul><ul><li>£296,000 to BATIAS Independent Advocacy Service to deliver a project empowering people with learning disabilities in South Essex, through a range of socially inclusive projects, to have a life that is productive, healthier, active and driven by personal choices. </li></ul><ul><li>£226,705 to Pavis Foundation for Visually Impaired People to expand the range of services on offer to visually-impaired people in Basildon, Rochford and Thurrock. </li></ul><ul><li>£285,359 to Open Road Visions to restart a project to provide direct support to substance misusers in Essex to enable them to become abstinent from drugs </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>Who can apply: </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary and community organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Statutory bodies (schools, councils, health) </li></ul><ul><li>Social enterprises </li></ul><ul><li>Reaching Communities can fund existing as well as new projects – existing projects will need to provide an evaluation of their work </li></ul><ul><li>Projects already funded through Reaching Communities can apply to the programme for continuation funding </li></ul>Reaching Communities
  17. 18. <ul><li>Maximum grant: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>£500,000 revenue towards a maximum project cost of £750,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>£50,000 capital towards a maximum capital project cost of £200,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects seeking more than £300,000 must be examples of excellent practice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimum grant : £10,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A project can be funded for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No requirement for match funding within grant maxima </li></ul></ul>How much can Reaching Communities give?
  18. 19. What can Reaching Communities pay for? <ul><li>Revenue </li></ul><ul><li>Salaries of project workers </li></ul><ul><li>Recruitment, training costs and staff expenses (travel, phones, stationery etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Rent, heating, lighting, maintenance and insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring and evaluation of project </li></ul><ul><li>Capital </li></ul><ul><li>Building and engineering works required for delivery of project </li></ul><ul><li>Plant and equipment necessary for running the project </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase of land, buildings, equipment or fixtures </li></ul><ul><li>Transport necessary for delivering the project </li></ul>
  19. 20. Reaching Communities – application process Stage 1 – Submit an outline proposal form Response within 4 weeks Responses: ‘Maybe’ or ‘unlikely’ or ‘outside funding policy’ If ‘maybe’, you will be invited to submit a full application Stage 2 – Submit a full application within 4 months If seeking less than £40k a year, decision within 2 months If seeking more than £40k a year or application involves land or buildings, decision within 4 months
  20. 21. What makes a good application to the Big Lottery Fund?
  21. 22. <ul><li>Tell us about the needs the people who will use your project have </li></ul><ul><li>Explain how you know that they have these need and what you have learned from discussing your plans with them </li></ul><ul><li>Show how your project or activities will meet the need you have identified </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume that we will automatically see that there is a need. It is up to you to convince us. </li></ul>Explain the need
  22. 23. Evidence the need Community consultation through meetings and surveys (essential) Waiting lists and attendance records Identifying gaps in facilities, activities or services – talking to other agencies Research Statistical research (but keep it local) Looking at local, regional or national strategies Evaluation of previous work Try and use a variety of sources to confirm the need – don’t just rely on one If you can’t consult, explain why you can’t
  23. 24. Explain how your project will change people’s lives for the better Think about what difference will the project make for the beneficiaries? Use ‘change’ words like: increased, improved, reduced... Don’t just tell us what you are going to do, tell us how what you are going to do will change peoples lives Examples: Isolation of older people will be reduced through participation in social activities.   Local residents attending social and recreational activities in the new village hall extension will improve their health and well being.
  24. 25. Explaining how you will involve your beneficiaries in the project How were your beneficiaries involved in designing the project? What roles will your beneficiaries have in the delivery of the project? Think about feedback, participation in decision-making, volunteering etc If barriers exist to participation, explain what they are.
  25. 26. Explaining how will you make sure that as wide a range of people as possible can benefit? How many people will your project reach and in what ways will people benefit? How will you ensure that people from different backgrounds know about your project and how to benefit from it? If you know of groups who are less likely to take part, how do you know this is the case and how will you tackle it? If you plan to promote or publicise your project, how will you do this?
  26. 27. Which of our BIG outcomes will your project meet? <ul><li>Which of the four BIG outcomes will your project help achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the main aim of your project help to: </li></ul><ul><li>- give people a better chance in life and/or </li></ul><ul><li>create a stronger community and/or </li></ul><ul><li>improve the local environment or access to it and/or </li></ul><ul><li>make people in your community healthier </li></ul><ul><li>Only pick outcomes you can justify </li></ul>
  27. 28. Further information and advice Websites : www.awardsforall.org.uk www.biglotteryfund.org.uk Phone : BIG Advice Line 0845 4 10 20 30 Text phone : 0845 6 02 16 59 Edward Hickman: 01223 449032 [email_address]