Small Projects Fund
The Small Project Fund will provide time limited funding (12 months) for projects aimed at supporting adults aged 18 and over who have or are at risk of developing long term health and social care needs. The objective is to improve quality of life by supporting people to continue to live independently within their own homes.
The Fund will invest in community projects that evidence the following:
- Development of sustainable solutions
- Evidence based approaches with focus on Prevention and Early Intervention, including self-management of long term conditions
- Development of volunteering opportunities
- Development of peer support networks
- Innovation, including digital technologies
Community groups will be able to apply for grants of up to £5k from the Small Project Fund.
**Briefing Event - 17th January 2019**
We’d like to invite voluntary community groups to join us for a short briefing event about the SPF on 17th January from 10.30am-12pm. You will be able to find out about the SPF and ask questions relating to the scheme. Please simply email firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your attendance and providing your name and organisation.
Venue: Dugdale Centre, 39 London Rd, London, Enfield, EN2 6DS
Room: Conference Room 3
The application process will be split into 2 parts. All applicants will be expected to fully complete an Expression of Interest (part 1), which will be evaluated by within ten working days. Those organisations who successfully demonstrate their ability to deliver against the outcomes within the specification will be invited to complete an application for the Small Project Fund (part 2).
It’s envisaged that groups will be able to submit an Expression of Interest Form (form available at a later date) from 24th Jan - 7th Feb 2019. After the council has evaluated these, invitations to make full applications will be sent to successful groups on 22nd Feb 2019. Groups will then have until 8th March to submit their full application. Decisions on successful applications will be made week commencing 5th April 2019.
Please read the guidance document below as this will give further information and guidance on all aspects of the Fund including project criteria, project management, timelines and applications.