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BLACKPOOL COUNCIL

APPLICATION FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE


2009/2010
GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS

1 Name of Organisation and Main Contact

Organisation Name

Title First Name Surname

Post held in Organisation

Address of Organisation Address of Contact

Tel(day) Tel(day)

2 Which of the following best describes your organisation? (tick one only)

Community organisation which is


not registered in any way

Charity registered with the Inland Inland Revenue


Revenue in England and Wales Reference Number

Registered Charity Charity Number

Trust

Company Limited by Guarantee Registration Number


3 What are the main aims of your organisation?

4 What is the Geographical area covered/controlled by your organisation?

5 Details of the premises from which your organisation operates

Description

Situation

Purposes for which they are used

Uses other than purposes of the

organisation (e.g. hired out to

other bodies)
6 Details of your organisation's constitution

(a) Does it restrict services/membership to particular groups? Yes/No

If yes, please give detail

(b) Does it contain an Equal Opportunities Policy? Yes/No

(c) Is it affiliated to, or has a special relationship with, any national or regional bodies? Yes/No

(d) Is there a requirement to pass on a proportion of its income? Yes/No

If yes, please give detail

7 (a) How many people are involved in the running of your organisation?

Full-time Employees Full-time Volunteers

Part-time Employees Part-time Volunteers

8 (b) How many members does your organisation have?

Adult Junior

Resident of Borough

Non-Resident of Borough

(c) Please explain how your organisation is managed

*frequency of meetings *what committees and sub-groups exist

(d) Who is responsible for the financial management of your organisation?


8 Please give details of any direct services provided by your organisation

9 Please describe the purpose for which the financial assistance is required

10What is the cost of your project?

How much do you wish to apply for from the Council?

11Please give details of assistance requested/received from other organisations within the last

3 years
12What rate relief, if any, has been received?

13Have you previously received grant aid from the Council? Yes/No

If yes, please state amounts received and the purpose for which the assistance was used

14Are you making a grant application to other Local Authorities/Organisations Yes/No

If yes, please give details

15Have you made enquiries as to eligibility for National Lottery assistance towards your Yes/No

request/project (Applications between £500 and £5000 only)*

Please give details of outcome

*In order to maximise the use of the Council's available funds, organisations are encouraged
to make enquiries as to the availability of funds from the National Lottery towards their project. The
web site for the Lottery grants is www.awardsforall.org.uk. within which all the relevant information
is held. Alternatively you can telephone 0845 600 20 40 for details.

16 Have you made enquiries with the council for voluntary services (CVS) for details of any other grants that may
be available. Please give details of any applications made.
17Please describe the benefits that will arise from any financial assistance given

18 Please describe which of the Council’s Sustainable Community Strategy goals (listed in the attached
schedule) this project will meet, and how it will help meet them. Please attach additional sheets if necessary.

19Please give any information, comments or observations you wish to make

Please attach additional sheets if necessary

20Is your organisation a member of the Compact for Blackpool? Yes/No


21DECLARATION

I (Name) am an authorised representative of

(Organisation Name)

and to the best of my authorised knowledge all the information I have provided in this application for financial
assistance is correct. Any amount awarded will be used exclusively for the purposes, and subject to any
conditions specified by Blackpool Council.
I understand that Blackpool Council is entitled to carry out an audit of how any funds awarded to the
organisation have been spent. If funds have not been spent on the items disclosed on this application
form, the Council is entitled to recover the amount awarded. (Please see Note 1 below for specific audit
requirements)
I give permission for all the details of this application, including finances, to be disclosed at meetings of
the Council which are open to the press and public.

DATE SIGNATURE

Note 1
For audit purposes each organisation needs to retain evidence of how the allocated grant has been spent to confirm
that the funding has been used appropriately. The original purchase invoices need to be retained. It should be apparent
how the purchase contributes to meeting the reason why the funding was provided. If this is not clear from the invoice
then supporting documentation should be available to explain how the expenditure meets the criteria. Collating this
information during the year will make it easier for you to provide it to the auditor should they request to see it.

Please return this form no later than 28th November 2008, to: Miss K Lee, Corporate Finance, PO Box 4,
Town Hall, Blackpool FY1 1NA with the last two years' annual accounts, and a copy of your
constitution.

Please note that if two year's accounts and the organisation's


constitution are not included the application will not be considered
and your right to appeal will be forfeited
BLACKPOOL COUNCIL

SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY STRATEGY

Working with our partners in the Blackpool Strategic Partnership (BSP) we have now
launched Blackpool’s Sustainable Community Strategy.

“Your Blackpool, Your Future”

It takes into account the challenges facing Blackpool and sets out a 20-year vision for the
town’s future direction. A number of key goals and objectives have been set to ensure that
this vision comes to fruition, and make Blackpool.

“A great place to visit, an even better place to live”

This vision will be realised by delivering the following goals:

1. Improve Blackpool’s Economic Prosperity – creating local jobs and opportunities for
local people
2. Develop a Safe, Clean and Pleasant Place to Live, Work and Visit
3. Improve Skill Levels and Educational Achievement
4. Improve the Health and Well-Being of the Population
Guidance Notes for completing the application form

1 Name of Organisation and Main Contact

Who should we contact if we wish to talk to someone about the project

2 Which of the following best describes your organisation?

Tick most applicable box

3 What are the main aims of your organisation?

Please tell us about what you do now, what you would like to do in the future?

4 What is the Geographical are covered/controlled by your organisation?

Please write the wards that your work covers.

5 Details of the premises from which your organisation operates

Provide a description of the premises used by your organisation and details of


ownership (whether owned or rented by your organisation)

6 Details of your organisation’s constitution

Complete boxes as appropriate


Please send a copy of your constitution with you application.

7 a) How many people are involved in the running of your organisation?

Complete boxes as appropriate relating to paid and unpaid workers

b) How many members does your organisation have?

Give details of your organisation’s membership – in particular whether members


reside in or outside of the borough

c) Please explain how your organisation is managed

How often does your group meet? Are there any sub-groups or committees?

d) Who is responsible for the financial management of your organisation?

Which individual or committee is responsible for managing the finances of your


organisation

8 Please give details of any direct services provided by your organisation

Give details of any services your organisation provides to its members and/or the
public

9 Please describe the purpose of which the financial assistance is required

What do you want the money for? What will you spend it on?
10 a) What is the cost of your project?

What is the estimated total cost of the scheme for which you are requesting financial
assistance?
Please included any quotes that you might have

b) How much do you wish to apply for from the Council?

The amount of grant assistance you are requesting

11 Please give details of assistance requested/received from other organisations


within the last 3 years

Show any financial assistance your organisation has received in the last three years
from organisations other than the Council

12 What rate relief, if any, has been given?

Detail any rate relief your organisation has received

13 Have you previously received grant aid from the Council?

Show any financial assistance received from Blackpool Council in previous years
(from any department within the Council)

14 Are you making a grant application to other Local Authorities/Organisations?

Give details of any other requests for financial assistance made by your organisation
towards the scheme/project

15 Have you made enquiries as to eligibility for National Lottery assistance


towards your request/project?

Give details of any lottery applications your organisation has submitted

16 Have you made enquiries with the Council for Voluntary Services (CVS) for
details of any other grants that may be available? Please give details of any
applications made.

Give details of any financial assistance applied for via CVS

17 Please describe the benefits that will arise from any financial assistance given.

Give details of the benefits that will arise for the organisation’s members/members of
the public that will arise if financial assistance is awarded

18 Please describe which of the Council’s Sustainable Community Strategy goals


this project will meet, and how it will help meet them.

The Sustainable Community Strategy goals are:

1. Improve Blackpool’s Economic Prosperity – creating local jobs and opportunities for
local people
2. Develop a Safe, Clean and Pleasant Place to Live, Work and Visit
3. Improve Skill Levels and Educational Achievement
4. Improve the Health and Well-Being of the Population
19 Please give any information, comments or observations you wish to make.

This question provides the opportunity for you to provide any additional information
you want to support your application
Please use additional sheets if required

20 Is your organisation a member of the Blackpool Compact?

It was agreed by the approving panel, that ideally, all applying groups are
members of Compact Blackpool. Please note that if your group is a member, you will
not automatically receive funding.