Community Fund Grant Scheme
Welcome to our page explaining the new community fund grant scheme.
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What and who are the grants for?
Total grant value of up to £6,000 in year one which ends April 2022.
The grants will comprise of 12 individual monthly payouts of £500 spread over the year, to 12 different people or community organisations.
Community Support: Four different community groups or clubs will receive a grant which is awarded on a quarterly basis for an individual, community group or voluntary organisation who we believe will be able to use the fund for the greater good. So every three months, the recipient will be a community group or charity.
Community Outreach: Eight different people will benefit from payments of up to £500 which will come from our hardship fund to buy an individual an item(s) which they vitally need. This could be equipment needed to become self employed, seed corn finance, or perhaps a grant which can be used to access matched funding, or something which will make a difference and provide a lifeline at a difficult time.
Who can apply?
Everyone in Royston and the surrounding villages is eligible. Roughly within a ten mile radius of Royston.
You can be any age, there’s no age limit.
There’s no prior business experience necessary – we are as happy to help people starting out as much as someone who needs the funds to continue their project.
Our funding will support mental health and well being as well as innovative entrepreneurial and community minded people, of all ages and at all stages of their concepts and projects.
Just to reinforce, we are looking for people and projects where we can help you make a difference for the greater good.
Process for application
- We will accept emails explaining why someone feels our funding will make a difference to their project, a friends’ life, their life, a local business, a local community organisation.
When you apply please make sure your email covers these five questions:
There is no word limit, just please explain in your own words
- WHAT the funding will be used for
- HOW best to we can help
- WHY this is important right now
- WHO the funding will benefit
- WHEN the money or goods are needed
*IMPORTANT* If you apply for the grant, please be aware that applying means that you give consent to be interviewed or filmed. You will need to come to our offices for the presentation. Your photo might be used in local or national publications, in print and online media.
We will review all the applications on a monthly basis and make the award in the last week of each month.
Please email Lucille@theaccountancypractice.com.
This is the only email address which should be used for grant funding applications.
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you would like to hear Luci talking on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire about the grant scheme, please click here