UPDATE: THE DEADLINE for the first round of the Hull Waste Water Treatment Works Community Fund has been extended following the high number of enquiries about the fund:
FIRST ROUND DEADLINE:
Friday 31 August EXTENDED UNTIL FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2012
Community Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are now available to apply for. A total £50,000 fund will be available over the next two years (£25,000 each year).
Projects of an environmental, social and educational nature, etc, must clearly benefit and will focus on the areas that begin with post-codes:
HU9 5, HU9 4, HU12 8, HU12 9 and HU11 4.
The Hedon Blog hopes to be able to publish the Application Form and Bid Criteria document below for easy download and printing off by local residents.
- Bid Criteria
- Application Form
However, in the meanwhile, to get sent the documents by post or e-mail direct from Yorkshire Water, and for all other enquiries, then contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hedon Blog hopes to bring you lots of useful – albeit unofficial – information, suggestions and tips about the Community Fund. We want to encourage local groups to apply!
Whilst official guidance is available via Yorkshire Water and potential applicants should always contact them first, we hope that this page can be a place to share experiences about applying to the Community Fund.
The Community Fund has been established by Yorkshire Water as a measure to help compensate for the foul odours experienced by those living and working in the above postal code areas over the last few years. These postal code areas, are the areas of benefit for the fund and are the places where complaints about odours have been received in the past. Your project must clearly demonstrate how these areas and their inhabitants will benefit.
The Committee established to oversee the distribution of the fund wish to see the benefits spread as far as possible: Therefore, applications for smaller grants, that benefit more people are likely to be preferred over bids that will exhaust the fund sooner. So avoid making applications for a bigger grant unless you can prove you really need it ie. don’t just go for the top amount £5,000 unless you can clearly demonstrate that your project is exceptional.
If your project will bring in additional funding or benefits from other organisations, this will be looked on favourably. For example, smaller organisations might choose to work with a larger organisation or another funder to bring in extra money, skills, expertise or other benefits.
Applications must be from ORGANISATIONS only. But a group of individual residents might choose to work with an existing organisation to act on their behalf – but it must be clear which local residents/areas will benefit and how.
All applications must be made on the official Application Form which additionally asks you to type up to two pages of A4 about your project. The Application Form will help decide whether your project is eligible. The two sheets of paper constitutes your bid for funding; it is the opportunity to ‘sell’ your project and clearly demonstrate the difference it will make.
If your group or organisation is not very good at making bids of this kind, then contact Yorkshire Water for advice. You might also want to contact local voluntary and community sector support organisations like HWRCC, ERVAS (or if in Hull) Hull CVS for advice.
Any questions? Contact Yorkshire Water in the first instance, but this page is open for discussion.