The latest round of GAMP funding is now available to community groups – with grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 up for grabs.
The Great Aycliffe & Middridge Partnership (GAMP) board has a budget of £244,000 available, and applications are invited for projects from community and voluntary or not-for-profit organisations and groups.
Grant limits between £5-25,000 have been agreed, and projects must take place in the GAMP area.
Proposals are invited for projects which help to support positive outcomes for children, young people and families and/or older people in the GAMP AAP area to live a happier, healthier and safer life.
The focus this year will be on an overarching ‘Community Recovery’ priority theme, and projects should aim to address at least one of the following key issues:
• Employability initiatives
• Advice and Guidance
• Mental Health & Wellbeing
• Organisational sustainability
• Food provision and support
• Social Isolation
• Support for the Voluntary and Community Sector
• Support to small businesses (through a third party, not-for-profit organisation to complement existing DCC and external opportunities)
• Emerging Community Issues
Groups are permitted to apply for more than one grant, so long as one funding allocation is not reliant on another.
Applications can be submitted for either capital or revenue funding (or both), and projects which include a specific element of capital spend are encouraged. If you need advice on the specific definitions for capital/revenue, please get in touch.
Project proposals must also include a minimum of 5% match funding (either cash or in-kind, or both).
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday, September 13.
All eligible applications will be assessed and ranked by a panel of GAMP Board members, to determine which projects will be awarded funding.
Prospective projects should have a planned start date no earlier than December 2021 to allow time for the appraisal process.
Please contact us for an application pack, or if you’d like further information email [email protected] or call 07834 147211.