The Co-op Local Community Fund have extended their submission deadline to the 12th of July and are offering this out to local organisations in B&NES. They want to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually. They're still accepting applications in B&NES. Applications must be completed by midnight on 12 July 2020. Who can apply Your project must either: Bring the community together to help those in need, providing access to life’s essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support. Support the mental and physical health of others through community wellbeing activities Enable people to develop or share their skills to foster community spirit and build resilient communities for the future Your project or event must also: Take place in the UK or Isle of Man Not have religious or political aims (although you can still apply if you’re a religious organisation) Meet the Co-op’s values Take place or will still be running after November 2021 Benefit your local community Find out more about who can apply for the fund and what projects we’re unable to support
What you'll need to apply To apply you'll need either: Your organisation’s charity, HMRC or equivalent registration number depending on your organisation type A governing document proving it is not run for private profit, for example a legal document like your organisation’s rules You'll also need: Your organisation’s bank details – money from the fund cannot be paid into personal accounts Proof of your organisation’s bank account (a bank statement or paying in slip) A description of your project 2 contact names, including email addresses Basic details of your organisation and what it does, including approximate annual income A good quality photo showing your organisation in action – no logos Questions about your organisation and project that you’ll need to answer in the form How does your organisation help the community? Describe what your project will do for the community Give one sentence that explains what your project will do for the community Give details about how you’ll spend the money How will your project help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing? If you're successful We'll let you know if you're successful by October 2020. If you are successful, you’ll be part of the Local Community Fund for 12 months from 25 October 2020 to 23 October 2021. You'll receive your share of the funding in 2 payments – one in April 2021 and one in November 2021.