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GOLBORNE COMMUNITY FIRST PANEL FUND

The Golborne Forum, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Kensington and Chelsea Social Council, has set up a Golborne Community First Panel to make recommendations to the Community Development Foundation on the allocation of 17,000 of funding over three years.

Small grants of between 250 and 1,000 are available to voluntary and community groups that are connected with or meet the needs of the local community in Golborne Ward.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS 5PM, TUESDAY 12th JUNE 2012

Your funding request must relate to at least one of following three areas:
Festivals and celebrations
Fun events that bring people together in the ward.
Arts and culture
Projects for residents which encourage people to celebrate and get involved in arts and cultural activities.
Tackling worklessness
Providing training, advice and support to help local residents gain new skills and employment.

MATCH FUNDING
To be eligible your application must show evidence of significant community participation. This should be in the form of securing match funding, principally, in volunteer time but it can also be donated cash, goods and services.

ELIGIBILITY
Your voluntary or community group must:
  • have a bank account with two signatories OR nominate an organisation which has a bank account with two signatories to hold funds on its behalf
  • have a governing document that has, as a minimum, the name, aim or purpose, objects, a dissolution clause for the organisation, a list of trustees or committee members, and trustees or committee member signatures. New groups are not required to have this in place, but should agree to develop one.

    EXAMPLES OF WHAT CAN BE FUNDED:
  • the purchase of equipment, like a computer, oven, furniture
  • the costs of putting on a local event or workshop
  • training for volunteers
  • additional activities to expand an existing funded project
  • activities that support community activity
  • activities that meet an identified need in the local community
  • funding to support an organisation to achieve a quality or other standard relevant to their activities.

    MAKING AN APPLICATION
  • To apply you will need to download and complete the Application Form.
  • Download and read the detailed Guidance Notes before making your application.
  • You will also need to look at the Monitoring Form

    Downloads:
    Application Form
    Guidance Notes
    Monitoring Form

    Please send your application form by email to: golborneward.london@gmail.com

    If you do not have access to email, you can post the form to:
    Golborne Community First Panel Fund
    c/o Kensington & Chelsea Social Council
    London Lighthouse
    111-117 Lancaster Road
    London, W11 1QT

    For enquiries about this funding, email golborneward.london@gmail.com or call:
    Lucy Ashall, RBKC Community Engagement Team - 020 7854 5853
    Susie Parsons, Golborne Forum 07968 801 948
    Kuldip Bajwa, Kensington & Chelsea Social Council 020 7243 9805

    About this funding
    This funding is part of the Community First Programme: Neighbourhood Matched Fund and is managed by the Community Development Foundation. It is designed to provide local communities with the means to address their own priorities. Local priorities have been set by the Golborne Community First Panel, a sub-group of the Golborne Forum.