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Enabling Grants Applications Open

The Together in Wrexham enabling grant scheme (the scheme) was established by the Council as a result of our commitment to support communities to come together to actively participate in delivering services.

The resource available for the scheme is finite, with monies set aside in a reserve. An annual review will determine the total amount available in the scheme fund for the following 12 months.

The panel will meet every three months to consider applications, following the schedule below:

2016/17

Deadline for applications Panel to meet during third week of: Applicants notified of outcome during third week of:
Wed 30 Nov 2016 December 2016 January 2017
Tue 28 Feb 2017 March 2017 April 2017
Wed 31 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017
Thurs 31 Aug 2017 Sept 2017 Oct 2017
Thurs 30 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018

 

All submissions will be considered on merit and with reference to the criteria specified below.

It is expected that any successful project will:

  • Offer something new – funding is not available for ‘business as usual’ activities
  • Be able to demonstrate tangible benefits to the wider community
  • Support the volunteer ethos
  • Actively encourage community cohesion
  • Be self- sustainable, i.e. continue without further financial backing, once the grant/loan money is spent.  With this in mind, funding will not be granted for operating costs, such as rent and salaries, or for one-off events.

The awarding process will take all five of the above criteria into account in equal measure; these will form the basis of the scoring matrix that will guide both Officers and Members of the Council when deciding upon awards.

All applications must be supported and countersigned by the most appropriate Community Council. Successful applicants must satisfy the Community Council that grant / loan funds have been expensed appropriately.

Together in Wrexham Fund “Enabling Grants” Application for Funding

Awards by Wrexham County Borough Council

Awards from the scheme by the Council can take one of two forms:-

  • A grant up to the value of five thousand pounds (£5,000) OR
  • An interest-free loan to the value of twenty thousand pounds (£20,000) repayable over a period commensurate with the nature of the scheme, and the benefits to be derived from the funding. It is expected that any payback period would not normally exceed five years, however this may not be strictly enforced where it can be evidenced that to do so would render the proposal unfeasible
  • Together in Wrexham can accept only one successful application from any single organisation in any 12 month period

If you need advice on completing the application form, or on any elements of the submission process, please contact together@wrexham.gov.uk.

Summary of all successful bids

Please click here for a summary of all bids accepted by the funding panel.   Please click here for a news story expanding on how successful recipients have benefitted from grants in 2016.

Funding Advice

WCBC’s Businessline provides funding advice and guidance to community groups, for example, sharing information about grant making trusts, and local research that may strengthen funding applications.

Association of Voluntary Organisations in Wrexham (AVOW) provides a free funding advice service.  Click here for their dedicated funding page, linking to funding advice sheets, and an enquiry form.

You’ll find information on ‘Looking for funding’ under our ‘Groups’ tab too.