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Applying for a Small Grant

A small grant of between £500 and £2000 can help your community-based organisation get the investment it requires to make an impact against a locally identified need.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a small grant:

  • Your project must meet one of our anti-poverty and inequality priorities.
  • Your project must benefit people in Trafford.
  • A group can only receive a maximum of 2 micro/small grants per year
  • 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

Application

The questions we ask of our small grant applicants are:

  • What does your organisation do?
  • Who does your organisation help?
  • Summary of the project
  • Why do you want to do this work?
  • What difference will your work make to the people, organisations and communities that you help?
  • Which of our themes does your work relate to?
  • Monitoring and Evaluation plan.
  • What plans do you have to ensure the difference your work makes lasts beyond the lifetime of the grant?
  • Cost table.

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.

Timescales

Once submitted, you will hear from us within 4 weeks with a decision regarding your 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)
  • 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 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

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
  • Reporting on the outcomes outlined in your application

 

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