Torbay Lottery Small Grants Fund will be open from 15 February until 15 March 2021 for applications.
People who have supported the central Torbay Lottery Fund have raised £11k for the 2020/2021 Small Grants Fund pot and the Council has provided match funding of £11k to help communities recover from Covid-19. The Council is inviting local charity, voluntary and community sector organisations to apply for a bid towards the costs of a specific activity or for the purchase of small items of equipment up to £2k.
The Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services, Councillor Christine Carter, said: “Torbay Lottery is just one of the ways the Council is helping our local communities in these difficult and challenging times. The community have done a fantastic job working together to respond to the issues faced as a result of Covid-19 and in recognition of this we have agreed to match fund the £11k raised through the central Torbay Lottery Fund to give a total pot of £22k for 2020/21.
“We want to encourage as many local groups as possible to benefit from the Torbay Lottery either through applying for funding through the Small Grants Fund or by becoming a member of the Torbay Lottery and receiving 50p from every ticket sold for their cause. The Torbay Lottery currently has 121 local good causes signed up who are already benefiting from the initiative, with over £125k being raised for good causes since the Lottery was launched. Our top good caused raised over £1.6k last year.”
The panel will meet on 22 March 2021 to determine who will benefit from this grant, with successful applicants being notified within six weeks of the closing date for applications.
You do not need to be a current Torbay Lottery good cause to apply, but must meet the requirements set out in the policy. Here is an extract:
“Funding will only be provided where it can be demonstrated that a defined impact will be made that support the ambitions and visions of the Community and Corporate Plan. Organisations should demonstrate an outcomes focus in applications for funding. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how the funding will achieve support for projects run by charities, voluntary groups and clubs and organisations.
Torbay Council residents will be the main recipients of the funding. The Council will require that all funding awards support the ambitions and visions of the Community and Corporate Plan, namely:
– Torbay and its residents to thrive;
– turned the tide on poverty and tackled inequalities;
– our children and older people will have high aspirations;
– there are quality jobs, good pay for our residents; and
– affordable housing for our residents.
– turn the tide on poverty;
– have high aspirations for all our residents; and
– build safer communities.
– create an environment in which businesses and jobs can grow and where we have a local economy which is successful and sustainable; and
– be the premier tourist resort in the UK.
Tackling climate change:
– become a carbon neutral Council and work with others to create a carbon neutral community.
Council fit for the future:
– create a culture of partnership between the Council and communities.
The Council retains the right to publicise all beneficiaries of the lottery small grants funding and the specific objectives that the funding will be used for.”
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