Supporting capital projects within Whickham South and Sunniside Ward, Gateshead

  • Grant Range: Up to £5,000
  • Closing Date: 13 March 2020
  • Apply Online

About the Community Infrastructure Levy Fund

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.


Examples of activity the fund will support

Applications will be considered from voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, based in Whickham South and Sunniside Ward.

Examples of eligible groups include:

  • constituted voluntary or community organisations
  • registered charities including charitable companies
  • social enterprises, for example, CICs and Co-operatives, subject to the normal restrictions on funding for the costs of continuing services outlined at:

(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.


Activities which are not a priority for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund

The Fund will not support:

  • revenue or project costs, including overheads and full cost recovery
  • contributions to general appeals or circulars
  • activities where the primary benefit is the advancement of religion
  • activities where the primary benefit is to enable a public body to carry out its statutory obligations
  • activities where the primary benefit is the advancement of animal welfare
  • activities which have already taken place
  • grant-making or equivalent gifts in kind by other organisations
  • applications from privately owned and profit-distributing companies or limited partnerships
  • individuals

How do I apply?

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:

  • Most recent annual accounts
  • Governing document
  • Bank statement no more than three months old
  • Project budget and quotes for the work or items to be purchased
  • Copies of relevant insurance policies and asset register

For capital building works, the following must also be provided:

  • Evidence that any capital works have been approved by the owner of the building
  • Architect and surveyor reports, together with any relevant permissions, for example Building Control and Party Wall

Please note that applications will not be considered if appropriate documentation is not submitted.

Grant objectives and monitoring

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.


Grant objectives and monitoring

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.

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