Start up and one-off grants
The 2018/19 Corporate Grants Programme offers grants of up to £10,000 to help either:
- set up a new project or activity in Barnet in response to identified need
- with specific events, purchases or other non-recurring items of expenditure,
where a proposal complements one or more of the council’s key corporate priorities or Barnet’s Sustainable Community Strategy – see:
- These are for a maximum of one year and may contribute towards capital and revenue costs.
- Applications must be accompanied by a funding plan from year two onward showing how the proposal will be maintained once the council’s grant ends.
- These are usually restricted to a maximum of £5,000 and may be subject to matching funding depending on the purpose for which help is sought and the amount required.
To qualify for consideration, applicants must show how a proposal aims to achieve at least one of these criteria:
- support people to be independent and lead active lives, especially older people and people with disabilities and complex needs
- strengthen individuals’ and families’ resilience in challenging times
- create the conditions for children and young people to develop skills and acquire knowledge to lead successful adult lives, with a particular focus on 16-24 year-olds who are not in education, employment or training
- promote health and health outcomes
- support people in changing behaviour (such as to become more physically active)
- help to make sure that Barnet remains a safe and healthy place to live, work and study
- reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
- reduce inequalities
- protect and enhance the natural and built environment so that the borough is clean and green
- promote recycling and waste minimisation
- ensure that town centres are vibrant places where business can thrive.
Proposals will be enhanced if they demonstrate:
- maximum value for money (clear outcomes for customers; high quality, flexible and responsive services, for example)
- that services are designed around evidence of local need and the preferences of potential users
- that services complement but do not overlap with existing or planned public sector provision
- that services can be tailored to the needs of individuals
- ease of access
- that they link with public sector services, where relevant
- a focus on prevention
- a commitment to sharing data with the public sector to facilitate insight into the needs of residents
- that potential service users are involved in the design / and or running of services
Apply for a corporate grant
To discuss a proposal and obtain an application pack, please contact Ken Argent, Grants Manager, on 020 8359 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org