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Gosport Voluntary Action manage two funds, which are available to community and voluntary organisations working in the borough of Gosport. There is also an opportunity for individuals who reside in Gosport to apply for funding for community projects or one off events. Details of the funds are as follows:

Gosport Community Fund – The new Gosport Community Lottery has enabled Gosport Voluntary Action to be able to offer one-off grants to local good causes through the Gosport Community Fund. Grants are available for charitable activities undertaken in the borough of Gosport, with a the value of £50 to £1500 for organisations and £50 to £250 for individuals.

CIL Neighbourhood Fund – A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is paid to local authorities by developers and is used to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of the area. Gosport Borough Council have allocated a portion of the levy received to the voluntary sector in Gosport. Grants from £1,500 are available for infrastructure-related activities undertaken in the borough of Gosport.

The fund will be open for two rounds per year and the panel will meet two times a year to assess and award grants. Dates are shown below.

Ref Fund Opens Submission Deadline Grants Awarded
1 26-Feb 30-Apr 21-Jun
2 16-Sep 31-Oct 16-Dec

NB: The CIL Neighbourhood Fund will not be open for round 1 in 2019 and will be launched on 16 September 2019.

How to apply – Applications are now closed.

To apply for a grant, please follow the 4 steps below:

1. Read the Terms & Conditions to ensure you are eligible to apply:

Terms and Conditions – Organisations

Terms and Conditions – Individuals

2. Read the Guidance Notes:

Guidance – Organisations

Guidance – Individuals

You will find details of all the questions asked on the application form, together with the information we are looking for and how to get help and support.

3. Complete the application form via our website

Begin Organisation Application – CLOSED

Begin Individual Application – CLOSED

You will be required to create a login and you will be able to save and edit the application until you are ready to submit.

If you are unable to apply online, please download a paper based form:

Application form – Organisations

Application form – Individuals

4. Gather together the required documents and submit with your application online

Please ensure all required documents are submitted. The deadline to receive applications and supporting documents for our current funding round is 30 April 2019 by midnight. You will receive an email with a copy of your application after you have submitted online.

If you have any questions or need help please contact the Community Engagement Team on grants@gva.org.uk or 02392 583836.

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be reviewed by the Grants Funding Board, which is made up of representatives from Gosport Voluntary Action, Gosport Borough Council and the private sector. Please read the guidance notes to find out what the panel will be looking for and what you will need to demonstrate in your application.

What happens next?

If you’re successful you’ll receive an email from the Community Engagement Team letting you know and forwarding your offer letter and grant agreement. This will detail the terms and conditions of the grant and will refer to the Marketing and & Branding Guidelines and End of Project Report Template, please see below. Once you have signed your Grant Agreement, payment will be made.

If you’re unsuccessful you’ll receive an email from the Community Engagement Team letting you know the decision and offering any relevant feedback.

Guidance, support and reporting

Successful grant holders will need to acknowledge the funding award in marketing materials, website, social media and premises where applicable – please refer to the Marketing & Branding Guidelines

Funds must be spent on the approved purposes and applicants may be required to provide receipts and further evidence if requested by Gosport Voluntary Action.

For organisations, an End of Project Report and 4 photos must be submitted within 30 days of the end of the funded project. Please refer to the End of Project Report Template

GVA’s Community Engagement Team are here to help and you can contact them on grants@gva.org.uk or 02392 583836 if you have any questions or need support.

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