What is the Community Area Forum Social Scheme?
The Community Area Forum Social Scheme supports small-scale locally important social projects which contribute towards the partnership aims, set out in the new South Tyneside Plan. The 2018/19 grant scheme has £154,000 available divided between the five CAF areas with applications being presented to and considered by the local Community Area Forums.
All groups must make a financial contribution towards the total cost of their project, and provide receipts once the project is complete.
Who can apply?
The CAF grant scheme is open to all local community/voluntary groups operating in South Tyneside.
Please note that individuals and businesses are not eligible for funding from the CAF grant scheme.
Before applying for funding
The CAF grant scheme is a 'last resort' and we strongly advise that groups wishing to purchase equipment or seeking a grant of more than £500 apply for funding from www.communityfoundation.co.uk before making an application to the CAF grant scheme.
Before making an application to the CAF grant scheme, please also search for funding at www.idoxopen4community.co.uk/southtyneside
Applicants must make sure that:
- their application refers to one project only i.e. not an outing and equipment
- any grant they are awarded is spent within South Tyneside
- their group is making a financial contribution towards the total cost
- any receipts for any previous grants have been provided
- applications to purchase equipment include a quote from a local (South Tyneside) supplier
- all publicity regarding the funded project promotes the Council's financial support
- applications are received at least 4 weeks before the start date of their project
- applications are made before the end of December 2018
- applications for community events include an event plan
Applicants must not apply for funding for:
- new posts (due to sustainability)
- religious or political activity
- work that is a statutory responsibility of a local or central government or legal responsibility of a statutory body responsibility of local or central government or legal responsibility of a statutory body
- costs that have already incurred
- items which will be used or stored at a property registered as a domestic dwelling
- shopping trips outside of South Tyneside
- projects with start dates within four weeks from the date the application form is submitted
- events/festivals that are already receiving financial or in-kind support from the Council
- alcohol and gifts for individuals
Applications from other public bodies (except schools), businesses and individuals are not eligible for funding.