Will your idea benefit others in the community?
If the answer is ‘yes’ and you need funds for your project, please get in touch to tell us about your idea, ask any questions and request an application form.
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What types of grants are available?
Community Chest Grants of up to £500 - these can be applied for at anytime.
Community Investment grants of between £500 and £10,000 - the deadline for these is the 1st of every month.
What type of things can be funded?
Projects must benefit the wider community to be eligible for funding, for grants of over £500 this benefit should be long term.
For the next three years the residents partnership is prioritising projects under two main themes identified through community consultation, these are:
Health and Happiness
People and Planet
Grants can not be awarded to individuals, or companies whose main purpose is to make a profit.
How are grants decided upon?
Community Chest - any three members of the resident’s partnership will
decide together whether to allocate funds to your idea. You should hear
back within 4 weeks.
Community Investment Grant - For these larger grants the residents partnership will form a
funding group with a minimum of three people on it to look at your
application. All members of the partnership are invited to be on this
group, particularly anyone with expertise or experience relating to the
application. This group may come back to you with some questions to help
them understand your project.
The group will use this dashboard as a guide when assesing your application: Marsh and Micklefield Potential-O-Meter
The group will then make a recomendation to the
wider partnership. All members will then take a vote.
You should hear
back approximately 6 weeks after the deadline.
If you are awarded a grant, you will then be asked to collect 5 resident votes for each £1000 of funding you need, from the wider community. Votes are collected through vote postcards (see below) which Marsh and Micklefield Big Local will supply. This is important because it helps make sure the wider community support the project, and will also help you to promote it.
The full funding application and awards process is also described in the flow chart below.