Criteria and detailed information
Please see our Information Sheet for full details. In order to be eligible a project must:
- Be “not for profit” and led by a formalised organisation, ‘for profit’ organisations can apply but these projects cannot be for financial gain to the business.
- Demonstrate community involvement and benefit.
- Contribute to at least 1 outcome or policy within the Partnership Management Plan.
- Be sustainable – apart from demonstrating environmental sustainability it is essential that projects show how they will develop their income to become financially sustainable and independent of grant funding in the longer term.
- Not have started yet – retrospective applications will not be considered.
- Not be seeking revenue funding (usual running costs/overheads) except in a start-up.
- Be well planned and managed.
- Provide good value for money.
- Already have planning or any other necessary permissions in place – cannot use a Sustainable Communities Fund grant to cover these costs (Expressions of Interest can be considered prior to this).
- Have a match funding plan – although all funds do not need to be secured at the time of application a plan for how match funding will be sought must be in place.