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Guidance notes

Grants of up to £6,000 are available to Community, Voluntary, Faith and Social Enterprise Organisations who are based in Knowsley. The purpose of the fund is to support community-based organisations to deliver activities and interventions to help local residents to stay warm, safe and well this winter.
 
All applicants must ensure that they hold relevant policies and procedures in place to undertake activities, such as Criminal Records Bureau checks, relevant public liability and/or a health and safety policy, depending on proposed activity.  

All documents must be submitted in order for an application to progress.

Application period: 6 September – 20 September 2023, 5pm

What happens next?

Completed applications will be reviewed for eligibility.  During this time, you may be contacted via the online portal messaging function for more information after applying. In this instance, contact will be attempted twice only. Failure to respond within timescale will result in the application not progressing to Panel.

The Panel

 After a period of due diligence, applications will be presented to a Panel of representatives from Council departments and a representative of One Knowsley. 

Recommendations will then be made to the Council’s Cabinet meeting on 8 November 2023 in light of the Fund’s criteria and the budget available.

Confirmation of funding

Once support for the project has been approved, Knowsley Council will send confirmation of the funding award to the successful organisation from 16 November 2023.  The project can then begin to be implemented.  All payments will be made via the relevant organisation’s bank account.

 
All recipient organisations will be required to formally sign terms and conditions in relation to the allocation of funding at the beginning of the application process, as part of the declaration section of the application form. This process is in place to ensure that public funds are protected. 

Evaluation

Successful applicants will need to demonstrate how project outcomes have been met and explain what tools and methods have been used to gather that information.

An End of Grant Monitoring Form will be provided and grant recipients are expected to collect data on the progress of their beneficiaries during the period of the grant, share feedback, and provide a short case study to ensure that the positive impacts against each priority can be recorded, shared, and celebrated.  

Please note that is a one-off Funding programme for the 2023 2024 winter period. Any future funding programmes are not guaranteed and would be subject to available budgets for each financial year.

 
 
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