THE COMMUNITY AWARDS FOR 2019 HAVE CLOSED.
IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE 2020 AWARDS PLEASE CLICK HERE.
Rotary in Gloucester Community Awards are organised by the four Rotary Clubs in the city – Gloucester, Rotary@Kingsholm, Gloucester Severn, and Gloucester Quays.
The aim of the Community Awards programme is to support organisations within the city area with a small grant which 'will make a real difference'. This is a small grants programme with awards of up to a maximum of £500.
2019 is the fifth year of this small grants programme. In the first four years 78 local organisations have received a grant and the total awarded is £32,880. The Rotary Clubs have been greatly encouraged by the way small injections of cash have made a real and lasting difference to the running of community organisations in the city.
Gloucester Quays Rotary this year are playing a large part in financial support for the awards this year and we are looking for volunteer and charity organisations to get involved who are looking for funding.
If your charity/organisation (no matter how small!) would like to apply see the below criteria.
Community Award Application Criteria
The total amount of funding that the 4 Rotary Clubs are likely to have available for this Awards programme is £11,500.00.
The maximum award to any one organisation is £500 and no application will be considered to be too small.
Priority will be given to specific projects promoted by small groups / organisations which;
* Have an impact that improves or expands a current activity
* Replaces or enhances current equipment
* Offer value for money by involving a good number of beneficiaries
* Work with vulnerable or disadvantaged children or adults
* Work in a deprived Gloucester community.
Payment of salaries and fees - The aim of the programme is to encourage and support small organisations and especially volunteers whose activities will make a real and lasting benefit to people in the community. Applications where the grant would include the payment of salaries or fees to people employed by the organisation will not be considered.
Reserves/Turnover - Organisations who have general reserves at year end which are in excess of 6 months expenditure or have significant turnover will not normally be considered.
The funding is open to registered charities, voluntary organisations and community groups whose work benefits local residents or communities in the City. The organisation does not necessarily have to be office based in the City.
Newly formed community organisations are encouraged to apply and explain the way a small grant would be used to benefit people in the community and also offer value for money. If advice is needed please use the contact information set out in the next paragraph.