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After almost 12 months of negotiations and interim management BPRCVS completed the asset transfer from Lancashire County Council on the 28th November 2017. Working with Gannow Community Association, local counsellors and Gannow Big local Partnership we have saved the community centre from closing and ensure it continues to provide essential services and activities for the people of Gannow.
During the interim management of the centre the CVS has introduced many new groups and services into the centre and hope to provide a base for many more. The centre currently provides ladies exercise classes, activities for people with mental ill health, a luncheon club, snooker club, support services for disadvantaged adults, youth club, children’s dance class and a fun night for adults with learning differences. In the near future we hope to introduce men’s fitness classes, health clinics and an emergency food bank.
The centre has been unloved for several years and with financial support from Gannow Big Local the centre will now undergo a refurbishment. A new kitchen, update the electrics, security system, new tables & chairs and decorating throughout are just some of the working being done through December and January.
Who can apply to the Grants Programme?
The Grants are being made available to community projects across East Lancashire.
All community applicants must have an annual turnover of less than £100,000, and be a constituted voluntary, community, faith group, a registered Charity, not for profit and have appropriate governance in place, including the policies and procedures required to deliver the service being offered. Applicants must have their own bank account with a minimum of two signatories. Applicants must be able to comply with the required monitoring and evaluation.
How much money can groups apply for?
There are three tiers to the funding:
o Small grants – up to £500: the Clinical Commissioning Groups value the work of small grassroots groups
o Main grants - £600 to £5,000: Only applications that demonstrate priorities will be considered for each locality
o Applications may be considered for grants exceeding £5,000 but no more than £10,000 at the discretion of the panel
Activity must be completed within the period December 2016 to 30th June 2017. Monitoring will be proportionate to the amount approved and at intervals on an agreed schedule.
Please note: you must submit signed copies of the completed application and all other supporting documentation before your application can be submitted to the Panel.
To download the application form click here
To download the guidance notes click here
New East Lancashire CCG grant for children and young people's emotional health and wellbeing coming very soon. Over £50,000 to award to local voluntary sector organisations.