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Applying for a Large Grant

A large grant of £10,000 or more can help your growing organisation to develop sustainable work to eliminate poverty and inequality.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a large grant:

  • Your project must meet one of our anti-poverty and inequality priorities.
  • Your project must benefit people in Trafford.
  • Your group must have:
    • A constitution
    • A committee, or other governing group with at least three unrelated people in
    • A bank account in the name of the organisation
    • A recent set of audited annual accounts or independently examined accounts.
    • Be incorporated, either as a charity or a company which does not distribute profits to shareholders

Application

The questions we ask of our large grant applicants at the expression of interest stage are:

  • Q1: Please tell us in summary about your organisation and the work that you do?
  • Q2: Tell us about the work that you want us to Invest in now?
  • Q3: Tell us about the Impact you will make with this investment.
  • Q4: Why are you best placed to do this work? Tell us how it will add value to the work already done by your organisation or other organisations, and/ or fill gaps in existing services / activity?
  • Q5: Can you give us an idea of the overall costs associated with doing this work, and the income you anticipate including how much funding you will need from us to make it happen?

When you select “Application Complete” on our online form, you will receive a confirmation email that you have submitted your application and we have received it.

If successful, we will ask you to complete a stage 2 application which builds on stage 1. This will be with the support of one of our Capacity Builders. The questions we ask at stage 2 are:

  • Tell us about your organisation
  • Tell us about the work you want us to support
  • Which of our themes does your work relate to?
  • Why do you want to do this work at the present time?
  • How will you make sure that your oranisation and the key people within it can deliver this work effectively?
  • Tell us about your back up plans or alternative approaches if we are unable to fund you?
  • Year by Year work plan
  • How will you know your work has been successful?
  • What difference will your work make for your own organisation?
  • Monitoring and Evaluation plan.
  • Identifying risks and what you will do about them.
  • What will happen after our grant is finished?
  • Cost table
  • 6 monthly breakdown of costs
  • In our feedback from the EOI, we may have asked you to submit some specific documents:
    • Staff/team structure diagram
    • Job descriptions for positions we are funding
    • Confirmation/letters of commitment for any match-funding
    • Letters of support from key project partners
    • Other (if applicable)
  • If your application is for construction costs, you will be asked to provide:

    • Confirmation of match funding for the build
    • A Business plan
    • At least three recent and signed letters of support from direct beneficiaries
    • Evidence of community consultation i.e. results of consultations or surveys
    • Schedule of occupancy/activity for example existing regular groups using the facility, average user numbers per group and frequency of each group activity
    • Site plans or drawings of the facility

 

Timescales

Once submitted, you will hear from us within 8 weeks with a decision regarding your expression of interest.

Once submitted, you will hear from us within 8 weeks with a decision regarding your large application.

Applications submitted in December may find this is longer due to the Christmas break.

Grant Agreement

If successful, we will invite you to complete a Grant Agreement online. To complete this you will need to upload/send to us:

  • Constitution/governing document.
  • Policies needed to cover your activity.
    • Liability Insurance (if you are working with members of the public)
    • Risk Assessment
    • Health and Safety Policy
    • Safeguarding Policy (for work with children/vulnerable adults)
    • Other (where relevant)
  • Set of Audited Accounts
  • Bank Statement showing account name, number and sort code (if requesting payment via bank transfer)

Once you have submitted your Grant Agreement online, we aim to send your payment (or first payment if applicable) within 3 weeks of this date.

This allows us time to check your supporting documents and verify your bank details. Should we need to clarify anything you have sent us, we will get in touch and this may delay your payment.

Monitoring and Evaluation

6 monthly reporting

If you have been awarded a grant with following payments conditional on Monitoring reports, we will ask you to complete a Monitoring form every 6 months. As part of the monitoring, we require evidence. This is:

  • Visual – 3 photos/videos of your project
  • Evidence of spend – receipts, bank statement, payslips
  • Quotes from the people your work helped
  • 1 Case study evidence
  • Reporting on the outcomes outlined in your application, and any unexpected outcomes

When your project is due to end, we will ask you to complete a Monitoring and Evaluation form showing what you have achieved. We will write to you within the month your project is due to end to remind you to complete this.

As part of the Evaluation, we require evidence. This is:

  • Visual – 3 photos/videos of your project
  • Evidence of spend – receipts, bank statement, payslips
  • Quotes from the people your work helped
  • Case study evidence of one person/group you have helped
  • Reporting on the outcomes outlined in your application, and any unexpected outcomes

 

Apply

Please note: Our large grants start at £10,000. Currently this is capped at £50,000 per year for a maximum of a 2 year project.


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