Council urges community groups to apply for fund to support the borough’s young people

Hounslow Council is encouraging community groups across the borough to apply for their share of a Transition Fund before applications close on 30 June 2018.

Published: Wednesday, 13th June 2018

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It has been agreed by the council’s Cabinet members that a transitional fund of £450K is to be used to support voluntary and community organisations to prepare for the changes that are being proposed. The fund will be one-off funding and will be available over three years [2018/19 – 2020/21].

Voluntary and community organisations or individuals who are current providers and potential new providers (both consortia or individuals) are eligible to seek funding. Organisations/individuals must be based locally in the borough of Hounslow and provide a service to Hounslow young people and their families.

Funding will be allocated from the Transition Fund, if a proposal meets at least one of the following criteria:

Sustainability
The proposal specifically identifies actions and activities that will support the ongoing continuation of a service and or project

Skill development
The proposal addresses a skill gap which if addressed will support the continuation of the services 

Governance arrangements
The proposal supports organisations to establish good governance, constitutions and management arrangements which will support them in seeking external funding 

Funding of a Temporary role
The proposal suggests a temporary role that will add capacity and is required as the organisation adjusts to a reduction in funding

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Youth Services, Hounslow Council said: “This is an ideal opportunity for not-for-profit community groups, voluntary or individuals to benefit from a community grant and I urge local groups to apply.”

To apply for funding from October 1 2018, applications should be submitted by 30 June 2018. For funding in year 2 and year 3, applications should be made by August 24 2018.

Bids will be considered by a panel of officers and decisions will be communicated to applicants within 21 days.  

For more information or to apply for funding from the Transitional Fund please email the EIS Review team

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