Sheffield City Council accepting Proposals for Community Fund
The Sheffield City Council supports stronger, successful communities by making grants available, through the Community Fund, to local voluntary, community and self-help groups wanting to make a difference in their local neighbourhood.
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It is funded through the Council’s Housing Revenue Account, so the focus of the Community Fund is to support tenant-led communities across the City.
The exact allocation is based on the number of Council housing properties within the Ward and on local issues such as employment, poverty, health etc. within each Ward (through an Index of Multiple Deprivation multiplier).
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The maximum grant available is £2,500. Community Fund allocations should normally be spent within 12 months of receipt of payment.
Tenants and Residents Associations (TARAs) in receipt of SCC levy payments;
Voluntary and Community Groups delivering projects that benefit Council tenants in partnership or with the support of the local TARA (where one is currently active).
You can apply for a grant provided that:
you are a not-for-profit organisation;
you have a constitution/written set of rules for the organisation;
you have a bank account in your group’s name and at least two people (not related to one another) are required to sign any cheque or withdrawal from the account;
you have a set of accounts and make these available for inspection;
your group can run the activity and complete the form, even if you get some help with this. The contact for the grant and the person signing the form must be a member of the group or its management committee;
your group or activity is open to everyone.
your group is locally-based with local people involved in the Management Committee;
your activities are for the benefit of people who live in the Ward(s).
you meet the Good Governance Requirements (TARAs only).
For more information, visit https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/council-housing/community-fund