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Community First Applications: apply now!

The final year of Community First Funding has arrived.

Deadlines:

Friday 22nd August 2014 & Tuesday 30th September 2014

New applications are now being invited from any local community group which can deliver work in Henbury and Southmead around the following themes:

– Providing activities and things to do for young people

– Supporting activities for older people that combat isolation, including for minority ethnic older people

– Supporting improved communication in Henbury and Brentry and getting older and young people working together

– Developing a Community Centre for Henbury and Brentry

– Getting people using green spaces and allotments across Henbury and Brentry

IMPORTANT: Because this is the final year of the Community First Programme all projects must be completed and have spent any monies awarded by the END OF FEBRUARY 2015. Please make sure your project can deliver within this timescale before applying.

You can download the guidelines and application form for this fund below. You’ll also find the Henbury and Brentry Community Plan below.

H B Guidelines for applicants 2014 v7.00

H B Application Form Jan 2014 v 5.00

Henbury and Brentry Community First Plan March 2013

Final Year Community First funding information

Key dates for Year 4.

Who? Action Deadline?

 

 

Panels

 

 

Submit all Y4 funding recommendations to CDF.

 

Final cut off end of December 2014.  We would recommend you aim to submit your projects by September 2014.  This would enable you to submit alternative projects if those recommended do not go ahead or do not accept the grant.  This will ensure that the money is not lost.

 

 

Funded groups

 

Spend grant funding and return the final monitoring form to CDF

 

By end February 2015

 

 

Funded groups

 

If selected as part of random sample for audit, they need to send evidence of grant expenditure to CDF.

 

 

On-going throughout the year

 

2013/14 Community First Round now open

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Apply for Funding

The third year’s Community First funding for 2013/14 is now open for applications. The first deadline for applications is 12noon on Monday 24th June 2013. There is a total of £8,488 in the 2013/14 Community First allocation for Henbury/Brentry.

2013/2014 Deadlines:

12noon on Monday 24th June 2013

12noon on Tuesday 27th August 2013

These are the Fund Priorities:

  • Providing activities and things to do for young people
  • Supporting activities for older people that combat isolation, including for  minority ethnic older people
  • Supporting improved communication in Henbury and Brentry and getting older and young people working together
  • Developing a Community Centre for Henbury and Brentry
  • Getting people using green spaces and allotments across Henbury and Brentry

For any support or to discuss your application contact keith.houghton@bristol.gov.uk  Telephone 0117 9222135

Download the application form and guidelines below:

H B Application Form Mar 2013 v3.00

H B Guidelines for applicants 2013 v5.00

 

 

 

Henbury/Brentry Projects funded by Community First

The following community groups have been approved for Community First funding:

Year 1: 2011/2012  Total allocation: £5,624

  • Henbury and Brentry Community Council – to set up two community notice boards: £2,000
  • Henbury Football Club – to create a separate changing/shower room for female officials: £2,500
  • Henbury & Brentry Youth Forum – to support the 2012 Talent show for young people, building on success of the 2011 show: £544
  • Henbury & Brentry Youth Forum – to support the BMX competition to attract young people to the 2012 Funday: £310
  • Henbury & Brentry Girls Group – to fund the Costume-making/mask-making stand at the 2012 Funday: £270

Year 2: 2012/2013  Total allocation: £8,489

  • Henbury Youth Project, Emmanuel Chapel – updating equipment to support the youth space for 7-11 year olds during term time: £600
  • Henbury and Brentry Community Council –  supporting Christmas hampers for elderly residents of our Community: £1,300
  • Henbury Football Club – install vinyl floor covering throughout the clubhouse: £2,500 
  • WISH – Henbury Extend Group, weekly hour of gentle exercise and stretching, aimed at elderly/less mobile people: £585.81
  • HAPPY – support for half term forest school days: £800
  • New Kingsland United Reformed Church, Henbury – to support Henbury Orchard Garden Project engaging the Conservation Volunteers to provide plans and expertise, engage and coordinate volunteer and manage the development of the project: £2,500
  • Henbury and Brentry Community Council – food/refreshment costs for 2013 Community Conference: £203

 

 

 

Henbury & Brentry Community First Plan

The Community First Plan describes the key facts and figures about Henbury and what the main issues are which the community has identified it wants to see improved. It identifies those priority issues which the Community First fund could impact on most effectively by supporting volunteering and new work as well as the development of established community groups.

The issues and priorities have come from both the 2011 and 2013 Community Conferences and from the Henbury/Brentry Youth Forum.

See the Community Plan below:

Henbury and Brentry Community First Plan March 2013

Henbury/Brentry Community First Panel – who we are

In Henbury and Brentry the Community First funding came along in early 2012. The Neighbourhood Partnership Wellbeing Fund Assessment Panel was already in existence, assessing applications. The Henbury and Brentry Community Council meeting agreed that it made sense for the same panel to assess applications for both funds, so that applications could be considered flexibly and the best use could be made of both funds.

Panel members

The Panel members for 2013/14 are the Henbury/Brentry Neighbourhood Partnership community members, elected at the Henbury and Brentry Community Council meeting on 18th April 2013, plus the two Ward Councillors:

  • Rose Carr
  • Jean Sallabank
  • Chris Pratt
  • Adrian Boyce
  • Andrew Skelding
  • Daron Devonshire
  • Bob Farmer
  • Cllr Mark Weston
  • Cllr Chris Windows

 

 

Community First bids welcome: October 2012

The second round of Community First funding for 2012/13 is open. The deadline for applications is 12noon on Monday 12th November 2012. There is a total of £4,089 in the 2012/13 Community First allocation of £8,489. These are the Fund Priorities:

  • Providing activities and things to do for young people
  • Supporting activities for older people that combat isolation, including for  minority ethnic older people
  • Supporting improved communication in Henbury and Brentry and getting older and young people working together  The
  • Developing a Community Centre for Henbury and Brentry
  • Getting people using green spaces and allotments across Henbury and Brentry

For any support or to discuss your application contact keith.houghton@bristol.gov.uk  Telephone 0117 9222135 or sam.parker@bristol.gov.uk  Telephone 0117 9223029

Download the application form and guidelines below:

H B Application Form Mar 12 v2.00

H B Guidelines for applicants 2012 v4.00