Funding Applications

The Funding for All Team
• It is the Same Team
+ 20 Mentors
Why 20 Mentors?
Consider the various types of groups
Youth - Sports – Arts – Social Health & Care
Heritage – Buildings
and how many different needs are there?
Funding Applications – Tendering
Corporate and Philanthropist support
Fund-raising – Income generation
There is a Funding for All Mentor who
has the knowledge, skills and experience
to support all types of organisations and
every need that they may have
Funding for All does not currently have
funding to offer this support to Groups in
all Districts of Kent
If we had Funding - How do we work?
Experienced specialist mentors will provide
one-to-one support to individual groups,
combined with training and advice workshop
The mentoring is provided
through face-to-face meetings,
email and telephone contact.
The Group does the
Preparation and development
Some of the Organisations we are
currently supporting
Aikido Sports Group
Maidstone Shelters
Dartford Healthy Living Centre
Wingham Sports Hall
Rising Sun Domestic Abuse Project
Hythe Scouts Hall
Lydd Youth Club
Abacus Nursery
Rainbow Drop-in Centre
Broadstairs Folk Festival
A quick run-through of the
Awards for All
Application Form
Questions 1 - 9
Contact Details
Organisation Details
Bank Details
Summary od Finances
Name of Project
Question 10 - Activities ( Outputs )
• Be specific what you plan to do: how, when
and where and what you will spend the
money on
• Never use words like “ hope to “, use “will”
• Never use “Unique” because there will be
other groups somewhere running a similar
project, use words like “new, proven,
effective, value for money, etc. )
• I would also be careful on using “innovative”
Question 11 -14
When will your Project take place
Where will your Project take place
Where will the beneficiaries come from
Costings – always refer back to what A4A will
pay for and what needs to be paid for through
another source. Always keep a record of how
you have calculated the costs and get
estimates where possible
• Specific questions on Land/Buildings
regarding freehold, leases and planning
Question 15–Why is your Project needed
Evidence of Need
“The most important part of any application”
• Collecting evidence
Consultation Meetings
Letters of Support
Proof of Success from similar projects
Direct and Indirect beneficiary input
Relevant Statistics
List how the Project meets Local and
National Priorities
- Current provision and waiting lists
Most projects start from an idea from an individual or committee
Please make sure that you involve and have your community on board
Evidence of Need - Questionnaires
Short and concise – no more than 2 sides
Include both “Open” and “Closed” questions
Wording must be clear and unbiased
Tick boxes are good but allow space for
people to add their own ideas
• Be very careful on questions asking for
personal information
• Build interest, trust, motivation and
Gathering the Information
• Delivering Questionnaires to residents is an excellent
way of letting people know what you are doing, but
response is likely to be low
• Holding a meeting or attending a local meeting or
event ( a Fete for example ) will not cover as many
people, but number of completed forms will be high
• Approaching people to request that they ask their
friends, neighbours, relatives, members of the same
clubs is very effective.
• Use contacts and support agencies to put you in touch
with other Groups, Local dignitaries and access to
statistics and Local and National Priorities
• Enlisting the help of the local shops, Pubs, Community
Hall, Parish/Town Council, etc is very effective
Example - Aldington
Question 16 – Promoting your Project
Through Media – Newspapers, local TV and Radio
Newsletters, Blogs, Facebook, Twitter
Flyers at the Community Hall, Local shops
Through your local Infrastructure organisations and
• Any Group or organisation that you have connections
with or who have an interest in the activities
• All publicity and marketing will take place throughout
the target area
Question 17
Outcomes that need to be met
• People have better chances in life – with better access to training and
development to improve their life skills. (“Life skills are abilities that
help people to adapt and behave positively so that they can deal
effectively with the challenges of everyday life.”) Education – IT
equipment for older peoples project
• Stronger communities – with more active citizens working together to
tackle their problems. ( Inter-generational, joint or partnership projects
are good examples )- A multicultural festival
• Improved rural and urban environments – which communities are
better able to access and enjoy. (Community Buildings, Play areas,
wildlife area, the local environment)
• Healthier and more active people and communities. (Activities that
improve health opportunities for people and communities) local food
project involving growing food and information on healthy eating
Questions 18 - 25
All these questions relate to confirming that:
The necessary policies are in place (eg.
safeguarding policies for children)
Insurance policies, affiliation, qualifications
Background of Beneficiaries
Confirmation of beneficiary gender, ethnic,
age percentages if project supports specific
Sources of Funding
Individuals who give
small donations
Local authority/
Government funding
Sponsored or
challenge events
Thank you for your attention
Any Questions?
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