Following a review of our Strategic Grants programme, we are changing the way in which we will fund not-for-profit charitable organisations from 1 April 2017.

A new grant scheme providing three-year funding for an organisation or a partnership of organisations, called the Service Level Agreement Grant Programme, is currently open to applications.

We are inviting not-for-profit organisations to apply to deliver all or part of a service under one or more of the following services across Mid Devon up to 31 March 2020:

  1. Welfare Advice and Information services;
  2. Community Transport services; and
  3. Support for Community Organisations.

The grant programme is open to:

  • Registered and unregistered charities;
  • Community and voluntary organisations;
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO);
  • Community Interest Companies (CIC);
  • Co-operatives; 
  • Friendly societies;  
  • Industrial and provident societies; and
  • Not-for-profit unincorporated associations.

Applicants must have:

  • A written governing document (for example, a constitution, memorandum and articles of association, set of rules or trust deed);
  • At least three unrelated people on their board of directors (companies including community interest companies);
  • At least three unrelated trustees on their governing body (for registered charities); or
  • At least three unrelated people on their governing body (co-operatives, friendly societies, industrial and provident societies, unincorporated and unregistered not-for-profit associations).

How to apply

Applicants are requested to make a written submission answering a number of questions listed in the SLA Grant Programme Application Guidance.

Successful applicants will then be invited to give a presentation to the Council, following which the Council will nominate its preferred service provider.

The deadline for written submissions is Monday, 6 February 2017.

For further information

Email ptucker@middevon.gov.uk or phone/text 07967 179666.

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