What is the Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund?
The Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund is administered by The Garioch Partnership on behalf of Inverurie & District Round Table. Donations were received following the flooding caused by Storm Frank in January 2016.
Applications are open to not-for-profit community groups or community-run organisations in the Garioch area. Grants of up to £750 are available.
Applications are reviewed by a Grants Panel, made up of local volunteers, who assess the applications and make recommendations to the Board of The Garioch Partnership.
Who can apply?
The scheme is open to any constituted not-for-profit community group or community run organisation in the Garioch area.
While the schemes are primarily aimed at community groups with a turnover of less than £25k per annum, in exceptional circumstances an award may be made to groups with a turnover greater than £25k, if The Garioch Partnership Board feels the award will benefit the Garioch community.
What kind of projects can be supported?
Consideration will be given to projects that:
- show wide community support
- improve the quality of life of local people
- are of long-term benefit
- make a difference to the community you live in
This could include:
- start-up costs for a new group
- training for group members
- encouraging active participation in a community
- marketing costs
- improvements to community facilities
What cannot be funded under this scheme?
Under the Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund, we cannot fund applications for:
- transport or travel costs
- individuals, including wages or salary costs
- admin/revenue costs, including venue hire and food/drink costs
How much can you apply for?
Only apply for what you need. The maximum award will normally be £750. You will normally be expected to have matched funding in place or be able to demonstrate how the whole project will be funded, unless the grant is for start-up costs for a new group or activity.
What must you include with your application?
- Equipment specification and price list or a quotation for the work to be done
- Signed copy of your Constitution
- Most recent accounts
- Name of a referee who will be able to support your application
What happens once the application has been received?
You will receive an acknowledgement on receipt, your referee will then be contacted and the application considered as quickly as possible by the Grant Panel. Ordinarily you will know the outcome within 30 days.
If your bid is successful, you will be invited to attend the next Garioch Partnership Forum to receive your award (please note this will not apply during the Covid-19 period). All grant payments are made by cheque from The Garioch Partnership.
- Only 1 successful application can be awarded in any 1 year period.
- If reports from previous funding rounds have not been submitted, we will be unable to process your application.
- Acknowledgement of an application to the Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund does not presuppose the outcome of the panel and does not guarantee support.
- Projects cannot be funded retrospectively; all projects must be carried out after the deadline for submission and it is recommended that projects do not begin until after applicants have been informed of the final decision.
- The grant awarded will be spent within 12 months of receipt.
- A report on the spending will be submitted within 12 months of receipt of the award
Make an applicationDownload Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund Application Form 2020/21 – Word Version Download Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund Application Form 2020/21 – PDF Version View and Download Resilience / Flood Recovery Fund Guidance For Applicants Information Sheet
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