***INFORMATION FROM 4TOGETHER PARTNERSHIP***
NEW* Holiday Activities with Healthy Food (HAHF) – Easter 2020 via your 4 Together Partnership – Deadline 16th February 2020
Following a recommendation by the Poverty Action Steering Group, Durham County Council has allocated £10,000 to each Area Action Partnership for 2020. This money is to ensure that as many children & young people as possible, have access to food, alongside enriching activities in particular considering those Children and Young People who would normally receive a Free School Meal during Term Time.
In phase one (Easter 2020), funding of £3,000 has been made available for a Holiday Activity with Healthy Food grants scheme. This fund will provide the opportunity for groups and organisations to apply for a small grant to help them deliver projects locally.
Aim of the Scheme
The scheme aims to support local community groups and organisations based in the 4 Together Partnership area, Ferryhill, Chilton & Windlestone, West Cornforth & Bishop Middleham- to deliver Holiday Activities with Healthy Food during the 2020 Easter school holidays.
How much can you apply for?
Applicants can apply for amounts between £250 and £999 and are limited to one per organisation.
Projects who are looking to apply for between £500 and £999 would be expected to deliver activities at multiple locations within the area and/or over several days during the holiday period.
Projects that apply to the holiday activities fund must meet the following criteria:
• The beneficiaries of the project are from the 4 Together Partnership area
• The project must not have already started
• Applicants must provide a healthy snack, breakfast, lunch or tea as part of the activity that aims to meet Food Safety Requirements. If you need any further assistance on Food Safety Requirements then please contact Durham County Council, Food Safety Team on 03000 261016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
• Applicants must demonstrate how they will engage/target children young people and families who are most in need
• 4 Together Partnership is fully credited in all publicity associated with the project
Who can apply?
Any not for profit organisations including:
• Voluntary and Community Sector organisations
• Statutory bodies including DCC Services, Police, Fire and Health bodies
• Parish and Town Councils
• Schools and Colleges
• Church and faith-based groups who operate activities and services where there is wider community benefit
Your organisation must also have and be able to provide the following supporting documentation to be sent with the application: –
• An approved signed and dated constitution or governing document
• Latest set of signed/dated accounts- Up to date annual accounts (or for new groups, a 12-month projection of income and expenditure and welcome letter from your bank)
• A bank account in the group’s name that requires at least two signatories
• 1 Bank Statement dated within the last 3 months.
You will be asked to respond on your application in relation to
• Relevant safeguarding policies
Please note: If you have previously received funding from Area Action Partnerships, any outstanding monitoring must be satisfactorily completed before your HAHF application can be processed.
HAHF Grant Exclusions
The HAHF grants will not fund the following:
• Fund projects retrospectively. This means that a grant cannot pay for work or activities that have already started or taken place or pay for any goods or services that have been ordered or paid for (including deposits) before the applicant receives an offer letter. This means that you should allow enough time for the application to be processed and approved before the work or project is due to start.
• Services that have been withdrawn through the Council’s Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP) process, unless the circumstances are exceptional
• Items which only benefit an individual
• Fund religious projects that are deemed denominational, although faith-based organisations can be supported where there is wider community benefit
• Fund political activities
• Fund Equipment /Resources not directly linked to the current activity and Food Provision.
• Fund the purchase of alcohol
• Any project that is a statutory responsibility of any organisation or that duplicates statutory fund
• Funding for the purchase or maintenance of road vehicles
• Profit making organisations
• Recoverable VAT
• Support projects where the applicant has not managed a previous grant satisfactorily
• Where the majority of beneficiaries reside outside the 4 Together Partnership area
Please note: Grants should not give rise to an expectation of future funding
How to apply
• Carefully read through these guidance notes and funding criteria.
• Complete the application form and send it signed & Dated along with your supporting documentation, to: Resources – 4 Together Resources – 4 Together AAP email@example.com
4 Together Partnership (AAP)
Transformation and Partnerships
Durham County Council
3-5 Haig Terrace,
Application process and timescales
When we receive your application form, we will check to make sure it is complete and that all supporting documentation is attached. We will then contact you to acknowledge receipt of the application form and inform you of the next steps in the application process.
Please note that if there is an over subscription to the grant scheme, the AAP will make a decision on the funding allocations.
Good Luck with your application!