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Our Grants

Hull CVS manage various grants to support local organisations in receiving the funding needed to make an even greater difference within local communities.

If you are looking at how you could support local communities, we also support local business and initiatives who want to offer funding to the community by way of a grants programme.

Hull CVS Starter Grants

Funded by:

Funded by a donation from The Sir James Reckitt Charity, Starter Grants are intended to help new groups get established; and provide small grants of between £150 and £200 to small voluntary run groups to pay for the things that they need to help them get off the ground.

For more information about previous applications, please view the Hull CVS Starter Grants and Bransholme Trust Fund Annual Report.

Bransholme Trust Fund

Funded by:

With donations from The Sir James Reckitt Charity and the Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust we provide grants of up to £1,000 to voluntary and community groups working on the Bransholme Estate in Hull.

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Voluntary and community groups working on Bransholme can apply for between £50 and £1,000 per year. Groups with an income of over £10,000 are eligible to apply for up to £1,500 per year (proof of this will be required) for three projects over that year. Sports groups are also able to apply for rolling funding up to £500 to cover costs for a period of up to 3 years. This will be released annually subject to completion of an annual evaluation.

To be considered for the Bransholme Trust Fund groups are required to have a governing document or a set of rules and a bank account in the name of the group. If you don’t have a constitution or a group bank account then the Sector Connect Hull Team can help via help@sectorconnecthull.org.uk.

Introduction

Hull CVS are pleased to work in partnership with The Sir James Reckitt Charity and the Hull and East Riding Charitable Trust, to offer grants of up to £1,500 charities and voluntary and community groups that run projects which improves the lives of people living on Bransholme.

We expect that activities funded through the Bransholme Trust will encourage people to become involved in their local communities, have a better quality of life, enable people of all ages to develop new skills and encourage people to become more active.

Grants can be used to pay for things that a group needs to run its activities; this might include equipment that your group needs to do its work, an activity or event, pay for room hire, stationery postage etc.

Groups can apply for funding from the Bransholme Trust every financial year if required (1st April‐31st March).

Who can apply for a grant from The Bransholme Trust?

Charitable and not for profit voluntary and community and faith groups societies, community associations and clubs can apply for a grant from the Bransholme Trust each year for activities that they do with the people of Bransholme.

Faith organisations can apply providing the activities for which they are seeking funding does not promote religion.

Who can’t apply for a Grant from the Bransholme Trust?

Organisations and groups that cannot show that the project for which they are seeking funding benefits mostly Bransholme residents.

Groups cannot apply for anything that is about promotion of religion.

Groups whose main object is to benefit animals, or that run activities that are war‐like or for anything political.

Paid workers making applications on behalf of a group they support. For example Development Workers cannot apply on behalf of groups they are helping ‐ although they can give support to group to help them apply.

Groups cannot apply for something for an individual.

Individuals cannot apply for something for themselves.

How much can we ask for?

You can ask for between £50 and £1,000 per year.

Groups with an income of over £10,000 are eligible to apply for up to £1,500 per year (proof of this will be required) for three projects over that year.

Sports groups are also able to apply for rolling funding to cover costs for a period of up to 3 years. This will be released annually subject to completion of an annual evaluation.

What can a grant from the Bransholme Trust Pay for?

You can ask for a grant to pay for the things you need to run your activities which benefit people living on Bransholme.

That might include things like ‐ equipment that your group needs to do its work, an activity or event, a day trip (but only if you can show how they will benefit people e.g. as a learning opportunity, or a healthy activity), routine bills to keep your group running (e.g. booking a room, printing posters or newsletters, purchasing stamps and paying for phone calls, paying bus fares or mileage allowance for volunteers and committee members, or buying resources to run your group activities).

You can also use a grant of up to £500 from the Bransholme Trust to use towards the cost of something big that costs more than £500, but you will need to find the rest of the money from somewhere else.

Do we need to have a Constitution?

We will need to see a copy of your governing document or a set of rules if your group has them.

If your group has not adopted a Constitution (or similar document) and it does not have a set of rules don’t worry, you may still be able to apply for the Bransholme Trust Fund. If your group is very new, you might need a Starter Grant to pay for things while you work up to the point where you adopt a Constitution.

We recognise that small self‐help groups are often very informal and do not always have a Constitution. We also understand that this often means that it can be very difficult to access other grant funding; Starter Grants is keen to support these types of groups.

Hull CVS can also help you with writing your Constitution or set of rules.

What about a bank account?

Your group will need to have a club or society account in the name of the group, which requires two signatures on a cheque or to draw money out of the bank. If your group does not have a club or society account and your application for a grant is successful we will contact you to discuss the grant payment.

We will need to see a copy of your group annual accounts, if you have them prepared. If your group needs help preparing annual accounts, Hull CVS can help you with this. You will need them in the future if your group is going to apply for grants from other funders.

If your group does not have annual accounts we may ask to see a copy of a recent bank statement in the name of the group.

The Application

You should make your application by the last week of January, June or October.

Complete the online Application Form. Once you have completed the form remember to click the submit button at the end of the form.

What happens once we have completed our application?

We will contact you within 5 working days to advise you that we have received your application.

Eligible applications are considered by an independent Grants Panel which is made up of people who live or work on Bransholme and know the local area. You will be told the outcome of your application within one week of the panel meeting which is usually held in the first two weeks of February, July or November.

If your application is successful, you will be asked to call into our offices on Beverley Road to verify the identity of two of your committee members and also sign a grant agreement before we can send you your grant payment.

Once you have received your grant you will also be asked to sign a grant receipt.

We will contact you after a year to find out how your group is doing and how you used your grant from the Bransholme Trust. You must send us information about how you used your grant.

If your application is unsuccessful you will be told why and offered information about other grants that your group may be eligible to apply for.

Any personal details which you give us as part of this application process are solely for the purpose of administering the Bransholme Trust and our accounting; unless you agreed to receive other mailings from Hull CVS.

What can we do if we think the decision was unfair?

If you are unhappy with the decision regarding your application for a grant, and you think it was not given fair consideration, you must contact the Funding and Grants Officer at Hull CVS. Your reasons can be taken to the next meeting of Hull CVS Trustees who will make a final decision. If you are unhappy with any other aspect of the way your application is treated, you can complain in writing. Your complaint will be considered in line with Hull CVS Complaints Policy.

If you would like any further help or assistance to apply for grants for your group, or if you would like help to set your group, please get in touch with us.

Prior to completing the following application form, please read the guidance notes above.

For more information about previous applications, please view the Hull CVS Starter Grants and Bransholme Trust Fund Annual Report.

Yorkshire Energy Park Community Fund

Funded by:

Hull CVS is pleased to work in partnership with Yorkshire Energy Park, to offer grants of up to £5,000 to charities, voluntary and community groups, business partnerships and other not for profit organisations based or delivering activity in the East Riding of Yorkshire – specifically the South West Holderness Ward.

Enquiries

For further information about our Grants, please contact our dedicated Funding and Grants Officer via 01482 324474 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 9am and 4pm. 

Alternatively, please complete the contact form below and our dedicated Funding and Grants Officer will be in touch.

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