The Fund welcomes applicants from across West Yorkshire to apply for grants of up to £2,500 to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. Below are real information you may need to know about The high sheriff of west Yorkshire fund.
Brief history of The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire Fund
The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment for a single year. The origins of the Office date back to Saxon times, when the ‘Shire Reeve’ was responsible to the king for the maintenance of law and order within the shire, or county, and for the collection and return of taxes due to the Crown. Today, there are fifty-five High Sheriffs serving the counties of England and Wales each year.
Who can apply?
- A) Incorporated community groups such as CIOs, CICs and charitable companies from the third sector that:
- Are registered with the Charity Commission, Companies House or Mutuals Public Register (FCA)
- Have a constitution or other relevant governance document
- Have a management committee/board of directors/trustees of at least three unrelated people, none of whom have significant control
- Have a bank account under the name of the group with at least two unrelated signatories (if your organisation doesn’t have its own bank account, but does meet all of the other criteria, please contact us to discuss how we can work around this)
- Are based in or supporting people living in the West Yorkshire Area
- B) Charities that are registered with the Charity Commission but are not an incorporated structure can also apply. They must also fulfil the above bullet points. However, grants cannot be used to pay staff that are directly employed by the charity.
- C) Unincorporated, unregistered groups can only apply if their annual income is less than £10,000, and if securing the grant does not take them above this threshold for the year.
What can the Fund support?
The Fund aims to encourage young people aged 5-25 years to work together to prevent and combat crime to create safer communities. Applications are requested from existing projects or community groups looking for continuation funding, or projects wanting to expand and develop their current activities and remit. The idea for the project should either come from a young person (youth led), or where the project was developed by others (adult led) young people should have a significant role in its management and delivery.
We are also keen to support projects that are responding to the additional challenges that the pandemic has created for young people. For example, you may need funding to adapt your project to safely enable young people to return to community activities they depend upon.
Types of activities that can be funded
- Alternative pathways for young people at risk of getting involved in crime through after school sports sessions or workshops
- Skills based activities and workshops that promote career pathways or learning
- Projects that support young people to feel safer, more active, happier and better able to control emotions
What can the Fund not support?
Grants will not be awarded to or for:
- For-profit organisations, statutory organisations (e.g. schools and hospitals) or overseas organisations
- Retrospective funding (activity and costs that have already taken place)
- Grant-making to other organisations and/or individuals
- Activity targeted at a particular group (ethnic, gender, religious etc.) without a good justification for this
- Activity that promotes a particular political or religious point of view
- Activity primarily for the benefit of animals
- Unincorporated groups that have an income of more than £10,000, or if securing the grant takes them above this threshold for the year
- Expeditions or overseas travel
- Capital appeals for building projects
When can you apply?
The fund opens on the 2nd September 2021 and the deadline to apply is 12 noon on the 11th October 2021. Funding will be awarded from late November 2021.
How do you apply for a grant?
To apply you need to complete an online application form available at the end of this document. You will also need to submit a signed copy of the organisation’s governance document, signed copy of accounts, and list of names and addresses of management committee/board members. Copies of safeguarding policy documents will be requested if applicable.
We expect this programme to be highly oversubscribed so we strongly recommend you also seek alternative sources of funding for your project to avoid disappointment.
If you’re successful, you’ll also need to sign a funding agreement document and provide a signed copy of your organisation’s most recent bank statement.
To start filling in the online form, follow the link at the end of this document. We strongly suggest you submit your application at your earliest opportunity. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
What happens after you’ve applied?
We will acknowledge the receipt of your application. We will then assess your application and may need to contact you and your referee during this time. If your application is shortlisted, it will then be submitted to an awards panel for further consideration. We’ll tell you their decision as soon as possible after they’ve met.
If you are successful, the grant offer will include any additional conditions set by the panel and/or the grant payment and a grant funding agreement you will need to sign. The grant must be spent by the date set out in your funding agreement. You are also required to complete reporting for your grant. The deadline for doing so will be specified in your funding agreement. You can find more information about reporting, and see an example End of Grant Report on the Reporting and Evaluation page of our website. Please note that failure to provide appropriate reporting information may impact on your eligibility for future funding.
If your bid is not successful, we will let you know the reasons for declining it. Please note we have limited funding available and we are not able to fund every application we receive, no matter how deserving the project is. The decisions made by the grants panel are final.
If your application is successful, you will be required to credit support from the Insert Funding Partner and Leeds Community Foundation, on all materials related to the funded work. Successful projects will be required to be available for a potential monitoring visit from funders.
Visit link https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/LeedsCF/HSWY2021
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