Do you have a good idea for a community activity in Burngreave? Do you need money to help start your new business?
There are three ways in which you may be able to access money to help turn your idea into a reality.
In 2002 UnLtd were awarded the Millennium Commission’s £100 million Legacy Endowment Fund to set up and run the UnLtd Millennium Awards Scheme to operate nationally.
The Burngreave UnLtd Millennium Awards, Social Enterprise, are designed to help people make positive changes and bring their ideas to fruition. UnLtd provides advice, training, mentoring and other support services for all their award winners, to ensure their projects the best chance of success.
The awards are to support individuals who want to make a positive change in their communities. The scheme has two levels. Level 1 awards, from £500 to £5,000, help make new ideas become real projects.
Level 2 awards, from £5,000 to £15,000, support projects that are already developed and can show that the award is needed for a real expansion and development of an original idea or, to pay for the living expenses of award winners to give them more time for their project.
UnLtd Social Enterprise Awards are for individuals:
over the age of 16
living in the Burngreave New Deal area
who are applying as an individual or informal group
Underpinning the scheme is the drive to support and promote growth in local economies and businesses. If you have an idea to help your community and need extra funding talk with Suzy Cornwell-Ball on 0114 292 0462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burngreave Business Support
The Burngreave Business Support team, based at Forum House on Spital Hill, are a dedicated resource that is committed to helping individuals and businesses in Burngreave achieve their enterprise goals whether that is starting up in business, helping an existing business become more successful or by encouraging more businesses to relocate into Burngreave.
Creating Enterprise Supporting Business (CESB) are able to offer discretionary grants to new businesses through their Ready to Go fund. Grants of up to £5,000 are intended to help support new businesses on the threshold of starting up but need that little extra financial boost to get them up and running. Your new business may need help with marketing, essential equipment, business planning or any other critical aspect of starting a business. If you can’t get help or support from any other source, CESB may be able to help you take the first steps toward running your own successful business so long as you live in the Burngreave New Deal area.
For business advice and to discuss whether you would qualify for a grant call Saghir Ahmed at the Business Support team on 292 0463 or by email on email@example.com.
Burngreave Small Grants Fund
If you can show that your idea or activity will benefit the Burngreave community you can apply for a grant from BNDfC’s Small Grants Fund.
There are two types of funding available:
The first is for individuals or groups who wish to organise an activity such as a trip to a place of interest or just an event in which local people get to socialise with one another in an informal way. Grants of up to £500 are available for these events.
The second type of funding is aimed at groups or organisations who wish to organise activities and/or events on a larger scale. This could be a series of events, such as a sporting activity. Perhaps you belong to a group needing funds, new equipment or for making improvements to a venue. Grants for these type of events are available up to the value of £5,000.
Groups which are not fully constituted can apply, as long as it is clear who will be responsible for the money.
Any application will be considered as long as:
It encourages people to get involved in their local community
The people who will benefit are from the Burngreave New Deal Area
Grants of up to £5,000 are available, although larger projects will be considered.
Contact Chris Dignam, Small Grants Co-ordinator for an informal discussion on 0114 292 0460 or call in to the Information Shop on Spital Hill between 2.00pm and 4.00pm on Wednesdays, no appointment needed.
UnLtd and CESB are based at Forum House on Spital Hill. The Small Grants team are based at BNDfC’s offices at Harleston Street. Look out for dates in the New Year where all three Grant providers will be running drop-in sessions around Burngreave and at the Information Shop on Spital Hill.