Bradford East - Community Chest and Area Committee Funding

Notes for applicants

Applications should only be made on the attached form, which should be returned to: 


Or via post:
Bradford East Area Co-ordinator’s Office
Laisterdyke Hub
Manse Street

If you have any queries, please email or call 01274 431066.

  1. There are four deadlines throughout the year by which applications should be received, before the end of each of the following months: May, August, October, January. Applications received after the closing date will be considered at the next available meeting
  2. Applications must be typed or clearly written in black ink (preferably in BLOCK CAPITALS). Illegibility may result in applications being returned.
  3. Full information on the project to be funded is an essential requirement. Failure to provide this information will result in the application being refused or deferred to the next meeting.
  4. Where appropriate an independent audited financial statement of the groups/organisations’ position should accompany the application, together with a copy of the Constitution and/or rules if this is the first application for financial assistance, or if the Constitution has changed since you last applied for funding.
  5. All monies given to a project/organisation/individual must be accounted for in full (eg copies of accounts and/or receipts detailing how the money was spent) and a short report on the project submitted. (Any subsequent applications from a project/organisation/individual will not be considered if this condition is not complied with).
  6. Please note that some of the data collected as part of this funding bid is shared with internal and external partners as well as the funded projects being publicised electronically, in funding reports, in the media and other methods of distributing the information. It is also possible that this information may be released in accordance with a freedom of Information request.

Criteria for applications

  1. Applications will only be considered from groups/organisations that are based in, or benefit people who live in the Bradford East 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. Adult sports clubs or groups are not eligible for funding but youth groups are.
  3. Special considerations will be given to particular target groups including the elderly, disabled, youth, ethnic minorities, unemployed and to particular communities (eg inner city areas, housing estates), and to new starts and innovatory schemes.
  4. Bids from new groups or previously unfounded groups will be positively encouraged.
  5. Grants may be used to complement other sources of funding, (eg, Sports, Council, Arts Council, Yorkshire Arts).  Bradford East Area Co-ordinator’s Office expects organisations to make every effort to be self-supporting, and will favour such organisations.
  6. The maximum allocation from the Community Chest fund would not normally exceed £500.00 for any individual project. Projects, which cross boundaries, can be considered by a number of Area Co-ordinators Offices, but the total grant will not normally exceed £500.00.
  7. Projects should not contravene Council Policy Guidelines in areas of equality of opportunity (ie, no discrimination of membership on ground of sex, race, religion, occupation or opinion).
  8. The organisation should be a non-profit making voluntary organisation where membership is open (ie, no discrimination of membership on grounds of sex, race, religion, occupation or opinion).
  9. Grants will normally be, under broad and flexible guidelines, on a one-off basis to cover capital or revenue expenditure.
  10. No group which has applied for and received funding in consecutive years should automatically assume that funding would continue. Each application will be treated on its merits.
  11. Grant funding cannot be applied retrospectively. This means grant awards cannot be made for any spending / event / service which have taken place before you have received confirmation that your application has been considered and approved. Please contact the team to clarify the date of the grant allocation panel before you apply if this is not clear.
  12. Groups/organisations should normally expect only one grant per financial year.
  13. Community Chest cannot be used to fund religious or political activities, or capital expenditure exclusively connected with such activities.
  14. Community Chest is not normally used to enable fundraising for a secondary body, unless within the terms of a loss guarantee.

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