Micro Grants Funding workshop on Mon 8th May

This workshop is part of a mentored developmental support program  provided by Migrant Community Network which will assist you access information & resources to apply for this fund.

Leeds Community Foundation has launched a new initiative for the city, The Leeds Fund. This shows our values and vision of creating a city of opportunity for all and will award small and large grants to reach communities across Leeds

The Micro Grants fund seeks to provide community grants that will support locally-based community activity across the city.

You can apply as an individual or a small group (income of the group must be under £5,000 per year).

You will know best what is needed in your community, but examples might include developing a new community garden; personal development workshops; skill development classes or activities that teach new skills and encourage independence and inter-generational   activities.

Area
You must be based in Leeds and be benefiting Leeds residents.

Amount
You can apply for grants of up to £500

Fund Criteria
Applications must be able to show that they are addressing a specific need in the community. Applications are invited from individual people who are community activists / social entrepreneurs or groups with a turnover of under £5,000 looking to develop and / or implement ideas that benefit Leeds residents.

¨ Publicity, Capital (items such as equipment) and Revenue (running costs) projects will be considered

¨ The grants can be used to extend a current scheme / project or introduce a new idea / activity / pilot

¨ Applications should be for 50% – 100% of the overall project cost

¨ Organisations must be both based in Leeds and benefiting residents of Leeds You will know best what is needed in your community, but examples might include developing a new community garden; personal development workshops; skill development classes or activities that teach new skills and encourage independence; inter-generational activities.

We are not able to fund the following:

¨ Activities that promote political or religious beliefs or are sponsorship / fundraising events

¨ Groups or activity based outside Leeds

¨ Funding for activity that has already happened

¨ Private sector businesses or statutory organisations

¨ Activities that will only benefit one person, or a very small number of people

To join the workshop and get assistance with this fund:

Mon 8th May 2017

2pm — 5pm

Reginald Centre, Chapeltown Road, Leeds

Book your appointment with Shafique Sheikh, Lead Networker

07762 633432

shafique460@gmail.com

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