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Bitterne Ward Funding Panel

 

 

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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.

 

The Bitterne Ward panel will : Prioritise, identify and address the needs of the Bitterne ward; Encourage groups and projects to have sense of pride and community spirit within the Bitterne ward; Encourage local ward residents and groups to help themselves and others, To enable groups the opportunity to express their needs and to influence the decisions made within the ward. To promote local residents and groups to take control of resources, to build enhance confidence, capability.
To promote partnership working between other community, voluntary organisations, statutory bodies and agencies, Offer support and to promote best practice for local residents, community groups and agencies. Give freely its expertise of the locality to those providing or delivering services within the Bitterne Ward.
 
Below is the timeline for the activities of the Bitterne Ward Panel which forms part of the annual plan 2014-2015 
 
WHAT WHEN  WHERE  WHO
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
 
Membership of the Bitterne Ward panel:  The Bitterne Ward Funding Panel is made up of representatives who live, work or represent those residents living within the Bitterne Ward area of Southampton. 
 

 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.

 

 All panel members can be contacted through Mike Allott Panel Partner on 02380 405 728 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 The role of the panel members is to appraise funding applications made to the Community Development Foundation (CDF), once those application are appraised the application will be sent to CDF for final approval. If you live in the Bitterne Ward and would like to become a panel member please contact Mike Allott (panel Partner) on 02380 405 728 or E:mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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.

After consultation with 103 local residents the Bitterne Ward funding panel has identified 6 priorities for funding in 2014-15 and will consider applications from community groups working to:  
 
1.Increase the Night-Time Activities for Young People, 
2.Bring Different Communities Closer Together, 
3.Improve the Health of Residents within the Ward, 
4.Increase Support for Older People, 
5.Address Graffiti or Vandalism issues, 
6.Improve a Green Space or Park.
 
The results are as follows
 
54 residents requested increased night time activities for young people.
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.

 
Before applying please contact Mike Allott (Panel Partner) enusre your group/project operates within the Bitterne Ward boundary.
 
Successful applicants will receive funding after the 1st April 2014 which will have to be spent before 31st March 2015.
 If you are a member of a community group that operates within the Bitterne Ward and would like to apply for grant funding please contact Mike Allott on
Tel: 02380 405 728 or E:mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Successful applicants will receive funding after the 1st April 2014 which will have to be spent 31st March 2015  The closing date for completed applications is 5pm on Friday 10th January 2014. 
 In previous years the Bitterne Ward Funding panel has recommended funding the the following groups. 
 
TRIP (Thornhill Reducing Isolation Project) were awarded £460.00 to take people living in isolation out for day trips.
  
The Dumbleton Park Bike Park was granted £400.00 to purchase a mobile bike track that can be used throughout the ward to teach youngsters how to ride their bike safely.  
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THAWN (Thornhill Health and Wellbeing Network) used their grant of £500.00 to pay for transport for day trips for their members.
 
The 19th Itchen North Scout Group needed some improvements and electrical work to be done to the Scouts hut in Warburton Rd the panel awarded £1,450.00 that helped pay for a new kitchen, toilets and electrical improvements.
  Kitchen work in progress    Kitchen Finished    New consumer unit finished 
 
Friday nights at the Hightown Centre is always busy with children enjoying the Centre Stage Dance Club, an award to the Thornhill Community Association £2,500 has helped to pay for the Dance Club.
 
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Badgers Den Community Garden has been £800.00 to improve the communal garden in Lineacre Rd
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Pleasant View Gardening Club in Orpen Rd (sheltered housing) received £945.00 to improve their communal garden, which led to the group achieving a Gold Medal in the Southampton in Bloom 2013 gardening competition. 
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Bitterne Ward Panel 
2014-15 Priority & Annaul Planning Meeting Minutes
Hightown Centre, Tunstall Road, Thornhill
28th October 2013
 
Present:
Sandra Jordan (Chair of PYL Charity/Ward resident), Shirlee Ashby, (Thornhill Community Association/Ward resident),Kris Holland (Saturday Morning Club/Ward resident), Bob White, (Resident) Mike Allott MA, (Panel Partner).
  
1. Welcome SJ welcomed the group.
2. Priority Setting 2014-15 

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.

4. AOB 

None

5.Date of next Meeting 15th February 2014. Hightown Centre Boardroom. 10am