The CIL Fund supports capital projects within wards where the funds have been raised. This year, the CIL Fund expects to award up to six grants, of up to £5,000.
Applications will be considered from voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, based in Whickham South and Sunniside Ward.
Examples of eligible groups include:
(CICs will be required to submit their business plan with their application)
The Fund will only consider applications for capital projects of benefit to local communities in Whickham South and Sunniside. Applicants must demonstrate sustainability, with no ongoing revenue costs for Gateshead Council.
The Fund will not support:
Applicants should submit a general online application form on the Community Foundation website.
Applications must be supported by an expression of interest, outlining the proposed capital project and the benefits for the local community in Whickham South and Sunniside. This should be no more than two sides of A4 in minimum Arial 12pt font.
Applicants will also need to provide copies of the following documents with their application:
For capital building works, the following must also be provided:
Please note that applications will not be considered if appropriate documentation is not submitted.
Applicants will be required to submit three grant objectives which identify what will be achieved as a result of the funding.
Successful applicants will be required to provide an end of grant monitoring report explaining the impact of the funding within their local community.
Decisions on applications will be made by an Advisory Panel, which includes representatives of the Ward under consideration, Gateshead Council and the Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation expects to notify successful applicants in early May 2020.
Please apply by clicking the Apply Online button above.