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City Ward Pot 2017/18 – Apply for a small grant

21 Jul

The ward budget for the City Ward for 2017/18 is £14,629

City Ward Councillors are looking to fund sustainable projects / activities within their ward that will benefit the local community. The projects / activities will also need to fit in with City Ward Priorities in order to be eligible for funding.

City Ward Priorities 2017~18

Funding of up to £650 is available to apply for. If you have a large project or a joint project then Councillors would also like to hear from you (email your project details to the email address below).

To apply for a grant, complete the following forms attached below and return them to central@sheffield.gov.uk

Ward Pot Request for Funding 201718

Ward Pot signature and conditions form – 201718

Ward Pot Small Grants Guidance – 201718

Please read the Small Grants Guidance & Signature Form carefully to ensure that your group is eligible to receive funding before you fill in the form. Please note that a hand signed signature is required on this form for your application to be eligible.

City ward Councillors will meet on a monthly basis to assess grant applications received. The Locality Officer will notify you of the decision made against your application following these meetings.

We can help you…. If you are unsure about your project and would like to speak to someone about it or if you need help filling in the application forms, please contact the Locality Officer on 0114 2053049 or email central@sheffield.gov.uk

You can email your application and a scanned copy of the signature form to:central@sheffield.gov.uk

Community Business Fund now open to apply

20 Jun

The £10 million Community Business Fund opened on 7th June and will close on the 5th July at 12 midday.

Through the fund, we will award grants between £50,000 – £300,000 to community businesses in England.

 

For full details and to find out if you are eligible to apply visit: http://www.powertochange.org.uk/funding/grants/community-business-fund/

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme is Open

15 Jun

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme is now open for applications.
The grant scheme administered by the office of the police and crime commissioner is for grants of up to £5,000 from organisations that can demonstrate they work in helping the commissioner meet any of the three key priorities in his Police and Crime Plan. (The Plan can be viewed on the website.)
The three priorities are: protecting vulnerable people, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and enabling fair treatment.
Over recent years, the Commissioner has awarded grants to organisations providing such things as: diversionary activities for young people; help to older people to keep them safe and secure; support services to young people to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation and how to understand the difference between heathy and potentially risky relationships.

Dr Alan Billings said: “As Police and Crime Commissioner I get the opportunity to meet many people across the districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield who are using their time and ability to help others. This grant funding will enable this work to continue or new projects to start.
“I know that funding is becoming more difficult for organisations and many are struggling to continue. But I recognise that much of what they do reduces demands on the police service, which is why I am happy to fund them.
“I thank the organisations that are currently doing this good work and encourage others to apply for funding from the grant scheme.”

The grant scheme will be open to applicants throughout the year, but the money will need to have been used completely before the end of the financial year.
For more information on how to apply, check eligibility and download a short application form, please visit the website here www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/About/Grants-Information.aspx

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fund

5 Jun

On behalf of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

 

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (http://www.wcmt.org.uk/) funds individuals to travel overseas in pursuit of new and better ways of tackling a wide range of the current challenges facing the UK. We are currently open for applications and all UK citizens resident in the UK over the age of 18 are eligible to apply.

 

One of the areas we are particularly focusing on at the moment is Migration, and we are asking for applications focused on strengthening cohesion and communication, tackling isolation and supporting communities to live harmoniously together and realise their economic potential

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Fundraising Events for Older People in Sheffield 25th May and 2nd July 2017

10 May

Piccolinos posterFloating fundraiser

APPLY NOW – Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership discretionary fund 2017-18 (closing date 19 April 2017)

4 Apr

The Safer and Sustainable Communities Partnership discretionary funding is available to non-profit organisations in Sheffield

  • Proposals will be considered for activity to tackle the following priorities:
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Priority – Protecting vulnerable people
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Priority – Tackling crime and anti-social behaviour
    • Police and Crime Commissioner Priority – Enabling fair treatment
    • SCP Priority – Gangs and youth violence
    • SCP Priority – Hate crime against the most vulnerable
    • SCP Priority – Modern slavery and human trafficking
    • SCP Priority – Domestic abuse and violence against women and girls (including honour based violence, female genital mutilation and forced marriage)
  • In addition, there are a number of cross-cutting themes and the partnership would favour projects that seek to address the following as drivers, enablers or vulnerabilities for crime:
    • Cyber crime
    • Students
    • Substance misuse
    • Young people
    • Older people

 

  • Other factors that will be considered:
    • Evidence based need
    • Evidence of impact
    • Outcome focus
    • Building on or promoting partnership working
    • Exit strategy – there is a plan for funding the project beyond 2017-18

 

  • All activity and expenditure must be completed during the period of 1 April 2017 – 31 March 2018.
  • Completed proposal forms should be emailed to Deborah.willoughby@sheffield.gov.uk by 19 April 2017

Application form: 10a. Proposal SSCP 17 18

Cycling boost for people with disabilities – Every Thursday in Hillsborough Park

20 Mar

Cycling boost for people with disabilities

Cycling might seem like an impossible dream to some people with disabilities.

But that’s being challenged by a local charity which loans out specially adapted bikes and now offers a discounted rate thanks to a successful funding bid.

Sheffield Cycling for All, which is part of Disability Sheffield, runs every Thursday from Hillsborough Park. The charity has just received an extra £46,000 through HealthRich and is now able to loan bikes at just £3 per session. The funding will also allow the group to run weekly sessions on another day and is looking for volunteers to help with this.

One of its organisers, Caroline Waugh from Totley, said: “Having brain damage, epilepsy, impaired vision, broken limbs, lymphoedemia and cancer didn’t stop my passion for cycling, which is why I helped to set up Sheffield Cycling 4 All.

“It’s so important to be energised and feel the fresh air on your face. And what we do here is help people do the best they can.

“We’re delighted to have the extra funding as it means we can get more people on our bikes and hire them out at a discounted rate. One of our customers, a 79 year old woman, told me she takes 12 tablets a day for her health but nothing makes her feel better than cycling around the park with us.

“I wouldn’t like to say we can do everything but we’ve never had a disability we’ve not been able to cater for. We want more people to be able to use our bikes and are delighted that we can set up extra sessions. We’re now looking for more volunteers and even more support for our organisation.”

Sheffield City Council has helped support Sheffield Cycling 4 All through its ‘ward funding’ pot which is used to provide small grants to local community projects.

Councillor Jack Scott, Cabinet Member for Community Services at Sheffield City Council, said: “I’m very pleased we’ve been able to support Sheffield Cycling 4 All with a small grant from the Hillsborough ward pot which is being used for bike shelters, maintenance and equipment. They’re a great organisation helping people do things they might otherwise not be able to do, and just one of the many groups who help make our communities strong.”

Councillor Cate McDonald, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, added: “This charity is opening up opportunities for people with disabilities and I wholeheartedly applaud its work.

“Sheffield is hosting the Special Olympics for people with learning disabilities this year and we want people to know that we’re an inclusive city and have something for everyone. Sheffield Cycling 4 All is a real part of this and I want to congratulate all the staff and volunteers for everything they do to help people enjoy cycling.”

Sheffield Cycling 4 All runs from Hillsborough Park on a Thursday from 10am-3pm between March and October, with reduced hours during the winter. People can turn up and borrow one of 17 bikes, suitable for people with different needs including wheelchair users and complex learning disabilities. Sessions can also be organised for disability specific groups.

Last year saw the number of people attending increase from an average of 18 to 28 each session. The charity has been running for six years, with bikes funded by Cycling UK, and is part of Disability Sheffield. Visit www.disabilitysheffield.org.uk/sheffield-cycling-4-all for more information.

Visit theoutdoorcity.co.uk/outdoor-city-for-all/ for information about outdoor leisure opportunities for disabled people in and around Sheffield, including wheelchair accessible routes and walking groups.

HealthRich is a Community Interest Company committed to raising money to address health inequalities in South Yorkshire.  Visit www.healthrichcic.org.uk for more information. The Health Lottery is operated for and on behalf of 51 Community Interest Companies across England, Scotland and Wales, all holding society lottery licenses issued by the Gambling Commission. www.healthlottery.co.uk. People’s Health Trust is an independent charity addressing health inequalities across Great Britain. It works closely with each Community Interest Company distributing grants. www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk