The Bitterne Ward panel will support the Community Development Foundation to achieve its aims and Objectives, by supporting local ward projects and promoting a sense of ownership not only of the problems but of the local opportunities and recourses within the ward. It will also promote the start-up of new groups as well as revitalise existing groups.
Our Community Plan for year 2014-15 Is: The panel will introduce a new approach to funding project by leveraging time, money and other resources, supporting and assisting projects to play a leading role in regenerating their local area. The panel will recommend project funding applications to the CDF in March 2014, community groups will be made aware of the priorities, The panel will partner will also advertise funding to community groups in the Thornhill Today magazine, which distributed to 4,500 homes, business's an community facilities within the Bitterne Ward.
The panel will have its own appraisal form when considering application, although the CDF provide templates for application the panel have designed their own appraisal form with a scoring system, the form covers: Project Name, Who can apply, What can the grant be used for. Requirements and Restrictions. Panel Member Conflict of Interest declaration. Reason Conflict of Interest. Reason for Declaration. Criteria Checklist. Contributions to match funding.
|Advertise funding for the year||October 2013||Within the Ward||Panel Partner|
|Invite applications||Oct -2013 -Jan 2014||From groups within the Ward||The Panel members|
|Panel appraisal meeting||January 2014||At the Hightown Centre||The Panel members|
|Panel make recommendation to the CDF||March 2014||Panel Partner|
|Write and Inform the successful applicants||April 2014 -onwards||Within the Ward||Panel Partner|
|Visit projects||Durng the project lifetime||Within the Ward||The Panel members|
|Support each successful group||On going throughout the year||Within the Ward||Panel Partner|
Your panel members are:
Sandra Jordan (Ward Resident & Panel Chair),
Trixie Neilson (Ward Resident),
Kris Holland (Ward Resident),
Shirlee Ashby (Ward Resident)
Bob White (Ward Resident & Business Representative)
Cllr Mary Lloyd (Southampton City Council Councillor for the Bitterne Ward)
Mike Allott (Plus You LtD) Panel Partner.
The Bitterne Ward Community Funding Panel 2014-15 The panel are now accepting applications for funding from community groups and projects operating within the Bitterne Ward. This year the funding programme has £5,654 waiting to be allocated to community groups or projects working locally. Whether you are a constituted community group that has been operating for years, or a newly formed group, the panel would like you to apply.
0 residents requested bringing different communities together.
2 residents requested improving health projects for other residents within the ward
15 residents requested increased support for older people
4 residents requested projects that tackled graffiti and vandalism
8 residents requested improve the green space in the area
8 residents requested projects that improved green space
8 residents requested projects that improved roads/parking within the ward,
4 residents didn't care what the panel did.
45 residents were aware of the Bitterne Ward Funding Panel. 28 residents were members of constituted community groups operating within the Bitterne ward.
12 residents were members of constituted community groups operating outside of the Bitterne ward.
MA explained that consultation had be carried out with local residents to discuss priorities for the coming 2014-15
MA informed the group that local resident were in favour of the priorities as.
1. Improve the environment of a local park or green space
2. Increase the range of activities at night for young people
3. Increase support for older people living alone
4. Address graffiti/vandalism in the ward
5. Improve the health of inhabitants of the ward
6. Bring different communities within the ward closer together
SJ she is keen to keep these the priorities, as this is what ward residents have requested. The group unanimously agreed with SJ
3. Planning for year 2014-15 MA proposed that the panel recommend project funding applications to the CDF in February 2014 the panel partner will also advertise funding to community groups on their website www.plusyoulimited.co.uk/index.php/projects/community-development-foundation and the Thornhill Today magazine, which distributed to 4,500 homes, business's an community facilities within the Bitterne Ward, poster and flyer will be distributed in prominent places within the ward.
The panel will have its own appraisal form when considering application, although the CDF provide templates for application forms the panel have designed their own appraisal form with a scoring system, the form covers:
• Project Name,
• Who can apply,
• What can the grant be used for.
• Requirements and Restrictions.
• Panel Member Conflict of Interest declaration.
• Reason Conflict of Interest.
• Reason for Declaration.
• Criteria Checklist.
• Contributions to match funding.
Groups can apply for funding between £500-£2,500
The group agreed the Bitterne Ward Panel annual timeline(shown above)
KH had asked about previously funded group and progress, MA said all information regarding the group funded before is available on the PYL website however MA said that the previously funded project from year one had all spent their allocated amount of funded, however Badgers Den who received funded in year 2013 still not spent their funding, MA the reason for the group not spending yet was due to the Chair of the group passing away.
MA said that the Thornhill Community Association had agreed to accept funding on behalf of the group and he would liaise with the remaining group members and feedback to group, the reason for this that the funding awarded by the CDF would have to be returned to the CDF, as it could not be re-allocated to other group.
5.Date of next Meeting 15th February 2014. Hightown Centre Boardroom. 10am