Who can apply?
Community groups, charities, social enterprises, community businesses or other organisations from the third sector that:
- Have a constitution or other relevant governance document
- Have a management committee/board of directors/trustees of at least three unrelated people
- Have a bank account under the name of the group with at least two unrelated signatories (if your organisation doesn’t have its own bank account, but does meet all of the other criteria, please contact us to discuss how we can work around this)
- Are supporting people living in Keighley and the Airedale Community Partnership Area
- Previous round 1/2020 Kick Start grant recipients whose current spending and reporting is on track (as per agreed timelines with LCF) and who can demonstrate the added value of continued funding in terms of health and wellbeing outcomes and embedding work within the local infrastructure can apply for a Development grant of up to 12 months. (£15,000 maximum)
Size of Grant
There are two levels of grant. Funding can support pilot projects and start-up costs, or contribute to expanding or developing your current trading or enterprising activity.
- Kick Start grants (£500 – £4,000 for up to one year): for organisations with an idea that supports people to meet people’s health and wellbeing needs, but who need support to develop the idea into a full business plan. The Kick Start funding can be used to carry out research, set up a pilot or feasibility study, access expertise or consultancy, or any other activity that helps to develop your idea further.
- Development grants (£4,001 – £15,000 per year for up to two years): available for services/activities that support people’s health and wellbeing. If you apply for this, we would expect you to have a clear plan, showing how the development investment will support you to grow. The service must be capable of being delivered on a sustainable basis e.g. through being contracted to deliver services or individuals paying for the service directly through personal budgets or self-funding.
Development grant recipients will be required to access the networking and training opportunities available through the Keighley Community Health programme as a condition of the grant. These opportunities will be designed to help you engage with local NHS providers, building an infrastructure to support social prescribing in Keighley and Airedale. Previous Kick Start Grant recipients can apply for a one-year Development grant if they are on track with your spending and project reporting as outlined above.