Summary to follow:
The Connecting Communities grant scheme is a scheme that provides funding for projects that get older people involved in social or physical activities, or to take part in events that are happening in the community where they live. If you need help to fund an idea, then the grant may be able to help you.
Applications will be considered to fund projects and activities for older people that:
The fund provides added benefit to society/the wider community due to reducing social exclusion and improving the quality of life as a consequence of involving people in activities.
The fund is provided through partnership between the council and East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group.
Organisations, voluntary groups and community groups working or based within the East Riding of Yorkshire who want to develop community based projects/activities for fifty-year-olds and over.
The amount which you can apply for is flexible and can be available for up to three years (divided into three seperate yearly amounts) but can also be accessed as a one-off sum.
Please note: the grant does not fund salaries.
You can apply using the below application forms. Which one you use will be based upon how much you intend to apply for, under £2000 or over £2000.
You can apply for up to £2000 by filling out the application form below:
Connecting Communities Grant Application Form - Up to £2000 (word 426kb opens in new window)
You can apply for over £2000 by filling out the application form below:
Connecting Communities Grant Application Form - Over £2000 (word 972kb opens in new window)
The application should be completed by a representative for or on behalf of the project or group and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be assessed through the Connecting Communities grant panel which meet every month.
The panel is made of representatives from:
The panel score each application against a ‘set’ criteria. Once the panel have made a decision they will contact the applicant (by email, letter or telephone) as soon as possible to advise whether they have been successful or not.
If the application is unsuccessful, the applicant the panel will explain the reasons for this. If an application is unsuccessful, this does not mean that the applicant cannot re-apply. Help and support is available for applications that have been turned down if this is required.
After a successful application has been awarded their funding, they will need to report back to the panel every three month and at the end of a project.
Yes. The grant panel will monitor the progress of your activity or project. Every three months and upon completion of the activity or project, applicants will have to report back to the grant panel showing that the activity or project promotes independence, physical and mental well-being and supports an individual to develop and maintain their social networks and be self-sustaining once grant funding has ceased.
Reporting templates, and where to send them, are provided to the groups/projects after the award of funds.
Below is a list of activities and projects that have previously successfully applied for funding:
For further information or to request an application form please contact the Adult Social Care Transformation Team on:
Telephone: (01482) 392226