JCI Sheffield Launches Small Grants Scheme 2017
Posted: March 27, 2017 12:43 by Mark Smith
Following the success of the JCI Sheffield small grants scheme in 2015, the decision has been taken to once again throw open the doors to applications from local organisations and groups in the Sheffield area to apply for funding from this year’s small grants pot.
JCI as an organisation seeks to create positive change in society, imbue a sense of social responsibility within its members and create opportunities for personal development. JCI is a not for profit group both nationally and internationally active. This year JCI is officially supporting Sheffield MIND as their national charity. However, not only do we want to support our nominated charity in 2017, we would like to spread the net wider and offer the chance for small groups and charities to apply for small pots of funding to go towards projects that are in line with the JCI values and that seek to create positive change.
How does it work? This year the scheme has one application for all levels of awards (see links below). Applicants will make a funding bid following the grant criteria and filling out the grant application form. After completing this a panel from JCI will meet and four applicants will be chosen. Applicants whom pass the initial board stage will be briefed on the next stage requirements and given instructions as applicable. Deadline for grant applications is midnight Sunday April 30th 2017
The four successful applicants will make a pitch on the event night, Wednesday May 10th 2017, for the four prizes of £500, £100 and 2x £50, the most successful pitch will win the highest amount, the least successful the lowest, with the audience voting for the winners. On the night a meal will be provided for us kindly by FoodCycle, Sheffield. FoodCycle is a charity that works to prevent food wastage and social isolation. As a thank you to them the tickets sold from the night will be donated to their Charity. Applicants to the grant scheme will get in for free. Relatively new JCI members Anne Homer and Catherine Hastings will be administering and organising the event; JCI Member Catherine Hastings states ‘We hope that lots of charities will come to the final event and that it will be a fun, light-hearted affair providing a place to network and look at ways that they may also be able to work together. It would be great to know that we have played some sort of a part in that.’
Groups are required to complete a short application form following the funding criteria which is also below:
If you have any queries, please contact Anne Homer, JCI Sheffield Events and Training Director: Anne.Homer@jcisheffield.org.uk
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