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Don't forget Awards for All!

January 10, 2017
Awards for All https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/england/awards-for-all-england This should never be forgotten. For grants up to 10,000 the success rate generally is high. Third Sector Consultancy has a 100 per cent record with applications and will be happy to work with you. The priority is groups and organisations with a smaller income but not for work on arts, sport or heritage as there are distinct programmes for these. The funds cannot be used for day to day running costs but they can be used for equipment and payment for sessional staff. You can reapply after three years.

What is Additionality?

January 10, 2017
Additionality is a lovely concept. One issue that feels paramount at the moment is the question of additionality. This is when when funders make it clear that they are looking for an evolution of a service, an evolution which develops logically from the evaluation results of what has been provided already. Funders increasingly do not want to fund the same old however important such core services may be to your client groups. This can be seen in dialogues with Reaching Communities when exploring the question of continuation funding and it can be seen in the criteria for the current round of the government Tampon Tax fund.

100% success rate with Awards for All applications!

December 23, 2016
With a second application for the Third Sector National Learning Alliance and a collaborative one for a Yorkshire rape crisis centre we have a 100% success rate for Awards for All (Big Lottery). Remember, you can apply for up to 10,000 pounds which can be used for a range of needs e.g. equipment, payment for sessional staff and so on. If you want help with one let us know!

Success with Sport England!

August 12, 2016
John has carried out a key role in the whole process of securing a grant of 75,000 from Sport England for this small but energetic tennis club in Yorkshire. This process began with analysing potential funding sources - in following this through to writing the application. In completing the application he made sure that meticulous attention and care was taken in demonstrating that all Sport England's criteria were met - and the feedback from the Grants Manager was that all criteria were met in full - a perfect score! The Treasurer Nick Smith says: "John has been instrumental in leading a team of Otley grove Hill Tennis Club Committee members in the application for a Sport England grant to redevelop the clubhouse. It is fair to say that this has been a tortuous process requiring a great deal of effort and a commitment to detail but John has led the team to a gratifyingly successful outcome with determination and characteristic good humour."