Canterbury City Council: RISE Grants

Local Grants Monday November 18th, 2019

Canterbury City Council’s RISE (Resilient, Informed, Sustainable and Engaged) grants programme supports not-for-profit organisations in making positive improvements to the local Canterbury communities.

There are two grants available:

Strategic Grants
Strategic Grants, of up to £30,000, are aimed at organisations that are already achieving good outcomes for the local Canterbury community, and want to take their work to the next level. This includes:

  • projects that have outcomes that are aligned with the council’s strategic grant priorities
  • core funding for organisations whose strategic aims closely align with the council’s strategic grant priorities.

Pre-application Advice Workshops: 31 October and 7 November 2019. Email Canterbury City Council (charles.hall@canterbury.gov.uk) for more information and to reserve your place.

Deadline: Monday 18 November 2019, 5pm. 

Improvement Grants
Improvement Grants awards grants of up to £30,000 to help not​-for​-​profit​ ​organisations​ ​working​ ​in​ ​the​ ​voluntary,​ ​culture and​ ​sports​ ​sectors​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Canterbury​ ​District​ ​with​ ​less​ ​than​ ​six​ ​months​ ​unrestricted​ ​reserves.

Grants​ ​will​ ​be​ ​awarded​ ​for​ ​organisational​ ​improvements​ ​that​ ​support​ ​long​ ​term​ ​sustainability​ ​and resilience.

This​ ​fund​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​supplement​ ​core​ ​running​ ​costs​ ​for​ ​a​ ​short​ ​period​ ​of​ ​time​ ​but​ ​this​ ​will​ ​​ ​only​ ​be considered​ ​as​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​longer​ ​term​ ​development​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​improve​ ​the​ ​operational​ ​resilience​ ​of​ ​the organisation.​ ​All​ ​projects​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​clearly​ ​identify​ ​sustainability​ ​plans​ ​after​ ​the​ ​project​ ​has​ ​ended.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. If you are applying for less than £5,000 a decision will be with you within approximately six weeks of the receipt of application.

If you are applying for over £5,000 and your application successfully proceeds to the next round you will be invited to meet with the Council within four weeks of the application submission and have a decision within eight weeks. Please note these timing are just a guide and will be dependent on the specifics of your application.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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