The Match Funding Grants aims to provide that vital bit of funding that can help start or finish local community projects. The main purpose of this funding is to help secure or attract external funding either from other local organisations or from regional and national funding bodies.
Local projects sometimes need that first bit of funding to help bring in more or need that final amount to meet total project costs and secure funding already achieved.
We run this scheme in a different way compared to typical grant funding schemes where you would go through an application and scoring process. We will treat potential projects as an investment opportunity and work directly with you and your other funders to make quick decisions and help secure the best possible amount of match or levered funding.
Deadlines for this scheme
This scheme is open to applications at any time. The fund will run until March 2018 but close earlier if funds are all awarded.
How much can we apply for?
The maximum grant available is £8,000
The minimum grant available is £500
We may be able to consider requests for more than the maximum grant or for loan financing in exceptional circumstances. Please contact us to discuss in more detail.
What match funding is required?
We will only fund up to 30% of the total project costs.
Here is a funding example:
“On a project costing £20,000 in total we could match funding up to 30% of this cost which would be £6,000”.
Who can apply to this scheme?
The following types of organisations are eligible to apply:
- Town Councils
- Parish Council
- Social Enterprises
- Community Groups
- Registered Charities
- Local Authorities & Public Sector
- Voluntary Sector Organisations
- Community Interest Companies
- Companies Limited by Guarantee
- Local Authorities & Public Sector*
- Faith or Religious organisations*
- Schools or Academies*
* As long as the project is for wider community benefit
Who cannot apply to this scheme?
The following types of organisations are currently not eligible to apply:
- Profit-making organisations
- Informal groups or individuals
- Organisations delivering projects outside of West Lindsey
- Sole use facilities which are not open/accessible to the whole community
How do I apply to this scheme?
You can find more detailed information about this scheme in our Guidance Notes available to download below.
To apply to this scheme please download and complete the Expression of Interest Form below. You can also contact us directly to discuss your project.
Completed Expression of Interest Forms should be returned via e-mail or post.
If you have a query about this scheme or need further advice please contact us.
Telephone: 01427 675145