The Newham Barnsley Partnership: Aspiration and Achievement Fund
19.10.11 The deadline for second round Expression of Interest forms to be received at the SYCF office has been extended to January 9, 2012.
See below for full Application details.
INSPIRATIONAL voluntary projects throughout Barnsley are being encouraged to use the values of the Olympic and Paralympic games to promote aspiration and achievement in the area.
In 2008, Barnsley established an innovative partnership with the Olympic host borough of Newham in London, as a unique approach to spreading the legacy of the games across the UK.
Through this partnership, the Aspiration and Achievement Fund has been launched to provide £50,000 in grant funding for community initiatives in Barnsley to be delivered by the South Yorkshire Community Foundation.
Grants of between £500 and £2,500 will be available from the fund. Funding is only available for:
- Activities, events or projects that support, celebrate and advance Barnsley's unique relationship with Newham and the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games
- Activities that allow the people of Barnsley to take part in, and feel part of, the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Newham Barnsley Partnership
- Activities that physically bring the communities of Barnsley and Newham together
- Activities that have a clear and visible Olympic or Paralympic theme
- Projects aimed at promoting participation in Paralympic and disabled sports
- Events or activities that would otherwise not happen and would not have a link to the Newham Barnsley Partnership or the Olympic and Paralympic movement
- Projects working with children and young people and in particular those from hard to reach and deprived communities
- Projects encouraging people who are underrepresented in the Olympics and Paralympics (for example older men, women and girls) to participate in sport and physical activity
- Projects encouraging aspiration and achievement amongst children and young people
There will be two rounds of funding for the Aspiration and Achievement Fund, with £25,000 awarded in grants at each round.
- Expressions of interest for the first round must reach this office by August 1, 2011.
- Expressions of interest for the second round must reach this office by January 9, 2012.
Projects and events must be completed before the Paralympics end on September 10, 2012.
How to apply
Those interested in making an application should first read the fund's Overview Sheet, before filling in the Expression of Interest form, which are available to download:
NB - You must read the Overview Sheet before filling out your Expression of Interest Form
Shortlisting will take place soon after the initial deadline. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to submit a more formal application giving a more detailed breakdown of your project including costings; who will carry out the work and what resources it will require. You will also need to send a copy of your signed governing document, a set of recent accounts, a recent bank statement and safeguarding policy (if working with children and young people or vulnerable adults).
Full applications will be prioritised in accordance with the criteria, priorities and exclusions listed and decisions will be made mid October 2011 for the first round of funding, and by end of January 2012 for the second round so bear this in mind for project start dates.
For further details regarding the fund or to discuss your project before you apply, please contact Karen Walke, Outreach Worker:
Telephone: 0114 242 4294