Renfrewshire Council

How do I apply?

Applications are invited from 1 October 2018 and there is not a closing date.

Applications should be made on Renfrewshire Council's standard Application Form for Voluntary and Community Organisations which is attached to this page.

Following submission of the application form, officers will work with the applicant to develop a more detailed understanding of the project and organisation and to inform the assessment of the application.

Recommendations will then be developed, with the final decision on the awarding of grants made depending on the level of funding being applied for:

  • Grants of up to £5000 can be awarded under delegated authority by the Director of Communities, Housing and Planning, with all grants awarded will be reported to the Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board.
  • Grants of over £5000 will be awarded by the Communities, Housing and Planning Policy Board following a report submitted to one of its scheduled meetings.
  • Community Groups will be able to submit more than one application to the fund to take forward different phases of a project. Each application will be considered on its merits but the decision will take into account previous funding awards made, and the overall value for money being delivered for the Council as well as the performance of the applicant in relation to delivering the previous elements of the project funded.

Grant Conditions

All grants will be subject to Renfrewshire Council's Standard Grant Conditions.

  • £1,000 to less than £10,000: all grant payments will be authorised by the Council subject to satisfactory compliance procedures outlined in the Grant Conditions and subject to scrutiny of any grants claims and receipts/invoices by the Council. Once agreed all grant payments will normally be made in one or two instalments at the Council's discretion.
  • £10,000 or more
    • All grant payments will be authorised by the Council subject to satisfactory compliance with the bookkeeping and accounts procedures outlined in the Grant Conditions and subject to scrutiny of any grants claims and receipts/invoices by the Council.
    • Once agreed, all grant payments will normally be made on a quarterly basis and may be paid in advance at the Council's discretion.
  • Grants are made payable to applicant organisations or individuals detailed in the main application form. Grant awards are not transferable to other organisations or entities and must be used to deliver the agreed project.

Supporting Evidence

Organisations and Groups should provide supporting evidence as follows:

  • Bank Statement less than 3 months old.
  • Copy of most recent Annual Accounts or Income and Expenditure Statement. These should be less than 15 months old, dated and signed as approved. (You can provide a link to OSCR/Companies House submitted file).
  • New organisations should submit estimates of income and expenditure for the first 12 months.
  • A signed, dated copy of the organisation's Constitution or Memorandum and Articles of Association. (You can provide a link to OSCR/Companies House submitted file).
  • Any other relevant reports or information to support your application as supporting evidence (including media coverage, press cuttings, images, past publicity materials, reviews and letters of support, consultation carried out and results to evidence support of community, results of any surveys or professional opinion sought, business case or plan) (Preferably this information should be submitted in electronic format - PDF's)

Submit your application by:

Email
rcgrantapplications@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Post:
Grant Applications
Green Spaces, Parks and Play Areas and Villages Investment Fund
Renfrewshire Council
Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1BR

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