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Applying for a Grant

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 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 (GCF). Grants are available for charitable activities undertaken in the borough of Gosport, with a value of £50 to £1,500 for organisations and £50 to £250 for individuals. The fund has around £9,000 to award in the current funding round.

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 to £10,000 are available for infrastructure-related activities undertaken in the borough of Gosport. The fund has around £27,500 to award in the current funding round.

Key dates for the current funding round for both the GCF and CIL are as follows:

Funds open Submission deadline
7 Oct 2020 6 Nov 2020

It is our ambition to award grants by Christmas 2020.

How to apply

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

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

Terms & 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

Start your application – Organisations

Start your application – Individuals

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 current deadline to receive applications and supporting documents is midnight on Friday 6 November 2020. 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 Grants 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 the voluntary, statutory and 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 Grants 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, Payment Request form and End of Project Report Template, please see below. Once you have met any requirements and signed your Grant Agreement, payment will be made by BACS according to the payment terms.

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

Guidance, support and reporting

Please read through the Information for Grantholders page here.

GVA’s Grants 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.

Wishing you every success for your funding application.

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