Community First have previously highlighted the restrictions around the funding, due to the government’s freeze on communication costs. However they have been able to revisit this restriction, and to make the following clarifications, which the panel can now use when assessing projects:-
- Part of a grant budget may now be used to pay for flyers/leaflets/posters to raise awareness of the particular activity/event being funded.
- Projects that are purely based around marketing/communications such as newsletter projects or advertising campaigns are INELIGIBLE.
- Using the grant to pay for advertising, such as newspaper or web based, remains INELIGIBLE.