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Community Environmental Development Fund – UK

Community Environmental Development Fund – UK


Deadline: 02-Aug-21

Applications are now open for the Community Environmental Development Fund to support communities and make a real difference to the quality of life of people living in Thurrock.

The fund provides capital grants to support projects that either:

renew, improve or create a community asset
transform a community asset so it supports the longer-term sustainability of a local organisation or initiative
can show a direct benefit to local communities, specifically improving the lives of children, young people, older people and vulnerable communities through community-led activities
Funding Information

Only 95% of grant funding will be released to projects receiving a grant over £20,000.
The remaining 5% will be released once a project evaluation form and supporting information have been received, so you should make arrangements to meet this condition.
Eligibility Criteria

Grants will be awarded for projects and activities where there is evidence that they:
meet a community need
improve the lives of children, young people, older people and vulnerable communities
are value for money
are well planned, consider potential risks and will be well managed
have long-term benefits
can keep going without further funding from the council
have expenditure that can be accounted, with evidence through receipts
can get at least 10% of capital funds from another source
follow government guidelines for the effective control of coronavirus (COVID-19)
They will not award grants for ineligible programmes such as:
fundraising or campaign activities
administrative costs or recoverable VAT
projects or activities that have already taken place
feasibility studies
organisations that failed to meet the terms and conditions of funding in previous years
on-going maintenance costs of projects supported by the CEDF
projects with no long-term sustainability
projects relating to the purchase or installation of Christmas lights
projects that don’t adhere to government guidelines for controlling coronavirus (COVID-19)
You can apply for the CEDF if you are either:
a community group with a constitution or set of rules that clearly define your group’s aims, objectives and procedures, and with a bank or building society account in the name of your organisation that requires at least 2 signatures on each cheque or withdrawal
an individual with a constituted community group that is able to take receipt of the grant, with a bank or building society account in the name of the group that requires at least 2 signatures on each cheque or withdrawal
For more information, visit https://www.thurrock.gov.uk/community-grants-and-funding/community-environmental-development-fund

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