Hva agm2010 - escc external funding

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  • 1. External funding in East Sussex Vronique Poutrel East Sussex County Council

2. Content

  • This session will cover:
  • Stages of applying for funds
  • Where to get funding information from
  • What support is available
  • Practical advice

3. Context

  • Budget cuts
  • Lots of changes, pressures
  • BIG Society
  • More important to be able to write top class bids!

4. Stages of applying for funds

  • Need to be properly set up
  • Finding the funds
  • Evidence of need
  • Costing a project
  • Monitoring and evaluation

5. Finding the funds

  • Funding News
  • Grantnet
  • Funding enquiry search form
  • E-mail alerts
  • Networks
  • Funding guides

6.

  • Grants of between 300 and 10,000
  • No deadline
  • No need for match funding
  • Can fund revenue or capital
  • All projects must meet at least one of four priorities
  • www.awardsforall.org.uk

Awards for All 7. Sussex Community Foundation

  • For voluntary and not for profit groups including charities
  • Grants up to 5,000
  • Different funds
  • http://www.sussexgiving.org.uk/apply-for-funding/our-application-process.php

8. Evidence of need

  • Relevant to the project
  • User involvement
  • Consultation
  • Previous reports, projects, research

9. Costing the project

  • Eligible costs
  • Core/project costs
  • Capital/revenue
  • Inflation, National Insurance, increments
  • VAT
  • Increase in activity
  • Evaluation, audit, dissemination

10. Monitoring and evaluation

  • Keep it simple
  • Set clear objectives
  • Plan the activities
  • Monitoring methods
  • Types of evaluation
  • Ways of evaluating

11. Support

  • Hastings Voluntary Action
  • Funding enquiries
  • Funding News
  • Training
  • Bid checking
  • Project monitoring/management
  • Publications

12. Thank you!

  • Any questions?

13. Contact details

  • External Funding Team
  • East Sussex County Council
  • County Hall C8E
  • Lewes BN7 1UE
  • Tel:01273 482859
  • E-mail:[email_address]
  • www.eastsussex.gov.uk /community/funding