Area Wide Grants
The Area Wide Grants (AWG) Scheme 2017/18 is now closed to applications.
The budget of £140,000 for the year 2017/18 will be allocated in accordance with the timetable set out below.
|Action||September to December 2017||October to January 2018||November to February 2018|
|AWG subgroup meeting||09/11/2017||18/12/2017||17/01/2018|
|Organisations notified of award decisions week commencing||15/12/2017||26/01/2018||22/02/2018|
|Project monitoring||November / December 2018||December / January 2019||January / February 2019|
On 29 March 2017 the Environment and Community Services Committee (ECS) resolved to adopt arrangements and procedures for Area Wide Grants. For information see the Committee papers.
Following the move by South Gloucestershire Council to a cabinet form of governance, the decision on the award of each grant will be determined by the Executive Member for Communities and Tourism.
View the decision paper on the agreed procedures for Area Wide Grants.
A member subgroup whose membership gives political and geographical spread will be reviewing AWG applications and making recommendations to the Executive Member for Communities and Tourism.
In support of the Area Wide Grant programme, a number of general principles have been agreed to provide a transparent, accountable, consistent and legal process.
Area Wide Grants can be applied for to support community projects or services that cover a wider area of South Gloucestershire than Member Awarded Funding .
There is a general principle that applications should directly meet the needs of residents of at least 6 of the 14 Community Engagement Forum (CEF) areas or the equivalent in ward areas.
As a guide, the maximum award is £3,000, but flexibility has been given both for exceptional circumstances and budget availability.
All organisations must be registered to the grants online system and have the registration approved prior to making an application.
You only need to register once and you can update your organisation’s registration details at any time.
If your organisation is already registered you should check that the details are correct and the policy documents and accounts are up to date.
It is a condition of South Gloucestershire Council that all organisations must supply the following documents:
- constitution or governing document
- equality and diversity policy
- safeguarding policy
- copy of the organisation’s most recent accounts.
For more information please see our Registration guidance.
We publish all grant awards to meet our obligations under the Local Government Transparency Code. This code is issued to meet the government’s desire to place more power into citizens’ hands to increase democratic accountability and make it easier for local people to contribute to the local decision making process and help shape public services.
We have published our payment data made through the following schemes, Community Grants, New Homes Bonus, Positive Activities Subsidy and Three Year Grants since 2013. Awards made under Member Awarded Funding have been published since its launch in 2016, and future awards made under the new Area Wide Grant will also be featured. All award data is available on the Open Data webpage.
Help and support
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