Applicants must discuss, and obtain support for their application with the relevant County Councillor/s for the area/s they are planning to deliver their initiative/s in and confirm this as part of the application form:
Name of County Councillor
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA) Name (total – 12)
Ward Name (total – 10)
Cllr Dr Andrew Miller
Cllr Alastair Chambers
MATSON AND ROBINSWOOD 1
MATSON AND ROBINSWOOD 5
Cllr Sajid Patel
BARTON AND TREDWORTH 4
Barton & Tredworth
Cllr Jeremy Hilton
KINGSHOLM AND WOTTON 3
Kingsholm & Wotton
Cllr Pam Tracey
Cllr David Willingham
ST MARKS 1
Cllr Bernard Fisher
ST PAULS 1
Cllr Graham Morgan
CINDERFORD WEST 1
Forest of Dean
Bids from groups of organisations will be considered but grants will be paid to one single organisation / entity that will take responsibility for administering the grant on behalf of the others and ensure it is used for the intended purpose
The grant funding can be used to support existing initiatives, it does not have to be used to create new initiatives. With regards to supporting the continuation of existing initiatives:
Bids must clearly outline how any existing initiatives contribute to the intended outcomes of this grant scheme
Bids must clearly outline why funding cannot be accessed elsewhere
There is no guarantee that projects which have received previous funding (for example, through other grant schemes) will be funded again
All grant applications over £5,000 for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) groups not previously known to the council will be subject to additional financial checks
Any organisation applying must have a UK-based bank account
Gloucestershire County Council will help with advice on publicising initiatives funded through this scheme. It is a requirement of the grant that you acknowledge the role of the council as a part-funder in any publicity or literature that you produce by displaying their logo on materials both digital and printed
What sort of initiatives can be funded?
Below is a non-exhaustive list of the types of initiatives which are welcomed:
Community activities and development - community hubs, drop-ins, community led development plans etc.
Enterprise, employment, and skills development - setting up community-based businesses, apprenticeships, training opportunities, social investment funds etc.
Health, wellbeing, and the environment - physical, and mental health support activities, green and environmental improvement projects, community food plans etc.
Engagement and pride in place
Education and skills - extracurricular activities etc.
When filling out the online form, we encourage you to make an account. This enables you to save your progress and revisit your application at a later date.