Final round of funding opens for local groups

Pound sign in handWood Street First is inviting applications from local voluntary and community groups for funding to improve the lives of local people, in the last round of funding linked to the Government-funded Community First initiative. A total of around £11,309 is available, with a minimum of £250 and a maximum of £2,500 available for each project.

Projects need to focus on Wood Street ward, and to address one or more of our five priorities. Projects also need to be able to match our funding pound-for-pound with funding from other sources, and/or with resources in kind (such as donated goods or volunteer time).

As this is the final round, projects must be able to be completed and all money spent by 28 February 2015. This is to fit in with the timetable set out by the Government.

Download the 2015 application form (Word 2003 format). There are 2015 guidance notes too (pdf format).

You need to use ‘print layout’ view on your computer to complete the application form. Contact the website admin if you have any problems downloading or using these documents.

Applications need to be submitted by email. They must be submitted by Monday 13th October 2014. The email address is on the form. To avoid missing the deadline, please make sure you send your completed form direct to the address stated in the form.

The Wood Street First panel meeting is planned for later in October to decide which projects will be funded.

For examples of projects funded in round 2 last year, see this post, and for projects funded in the first round in the summer of 2012, see this post.

We advise you to leave ample time and to start soon – do not leave it until the last minute. And good luck!

Part of the Community First initiative run by the Community Development Foundation.

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