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Keighley - Community Chest and Area Committee Funding

Criteria for Applications

  1. Applications will only be considered from groups/organisations that either operate in, or benefit people who live in the Keighley Constituency area.
  2. Applications will be considered to assist community based leisure/cultural activities which will be of benefit to the community, and where the activity could not go ahead without financial assistance.
  3. The organisation should be a non-profit making voluntary organisation where membership is open (i.e. no discrimination of membership on grounds of sex, race religion, occupation or opinion).
  4. Community Chest can not be used to fund religious or political activities, or capital expenditure exclusively connected with such activities. Community Chest can not pay for general running costs such as insurance, salaries, rent etc.
  5. Applications for retrospective funding will not be considered.
  6. Special consideration will be given to projects that target issues of deprivation and disadvantage and particularly to new start projects with limited resources.
  7. The maximum allocation from the Community Grant Aid Chest would not normally exceed £500.00 for any individual project. Projects which cross boundaries can be considered by a number of Area Committees, but the total grant will not normally exceed £500.00.
  8. Bids from new groups or previously unfunded groups will be positively encouraged, and will take priority when funding is allocated.
  9. No group which has applied for and received funding in previous years should automatically assume that funding will continue to be available for the same or repeated project.
  10. Groups/organisations should normally expect only one grant per financial year.
  11. Keighley Area Committee expects organisations to make every effort to be self-supporting, and will favour grants where other funding/fundraising has been secured.
  12. Grants will normally be, under broad and flexible guidelines, awarded on a one-off basis to cover capital or revenue expenditure.
  13. Grants may be used to complement other sources of funding, e.g. Lottery funding, Princes Trust, local sponsorship etc.
  14. Community Chest is not normally used to enable fundraising for a secondary body, unless the activities are also of direct benefit to the local community.
  15. Projects should demonstrate that appropriate child and adult protection policies are in place together with any necessary Health and Safety arrangements.
  16. Projects should not contravene Council Policy Guidelines in areas of equality of opportunity (i.e. no discrimination of membership on grounds of sex, race, religion, occupation or opinion).

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