The Strong communities Grant fund : Apply now – The Vale of Glamorgan Council offering the Strong Communities Grant Fund is pleased to let you know that the SCGF will open for applications on Thursday 21st July and remain open for 9 weeks until Thursday 22nd September 2022.
The Strong Communities Grant Fund offers grants to community groups, voluntary organisations and Town and Community Councils towards the cost of initiatives within the Vale of Glamorgan that help to support the Council’s vision of “Strong Communities with a bright future”. The Fund aims to improve the resilience of organisations/groups or their activities by funding projects that add value to their current work, can demonstrate longer term sustainability and reduce reliance on grant funding in the future.
The Strong Communities Grant Fund will offer grants to Community Groups, the Voluntary Sector, and Town and Community Councils towards the cost of initiatives within the Vale of Glamorgan which help to support the Council’s vision of “strong communities with a bright future”.
The Strong Communities Grant Fund totals £837,533 over five years until March 2025. There is no minimum grant and the maximum grant that will be offered is £25,000. Value for money is a key assessment factor for all applications as we expect demand to be high. Anyone considering making an application should email the Strong Communities Grant team on the email below so that eligibility can be assessed at an early stage. If eligible, applicants will be provided with a Strong Communities Grant application form to complete and submit. No
The fund aims to:
- Improve the resilience of organisations/groups or their activities by funding activities which add value to their current work and reduce their reliance on grant funding in the future.
- Provide seed corn funding towards initiatives that can demonstrate longer term sustainability.
- Undertake consultation, feasibility, design and other specialist work to develop proposals for future activity and funding bids.
- Meet the capital costs of schemes by purchasing plant, machinery, equipment or other assets.
Undertake work that would enable services to be provided, for example, through increased income generation potential.
Open up Section 106 funding to specific communities where developments have taken place. Funding for facilities and open space projects in specific areas will be announced when each round is opened for applications.
Encourage projects that include innovative ways of addressing climate change.
Interested groups should get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , including a short paragraph outlining the project idea and we will respond with advice on eligibility and how to make an application.
For further information about the fund and to download the guidance notes please visit: Strong Communities Grant