As previously announced the decision has been taken to close St Pauls Unlimited.
Over the years we have been supported by numerous people and organisations and have built up a small amount of funding which we would like to use to support local organisations as a legacy of the project.
In 2013 we wrote a business plan, after consulting with the community, and established four main themes for work, which we would like to use as the criteria for funding projects. The themes are as follows;
- Jobs and Local Economy – supporting people to become work ready, access work opportunities and build better opportunities within the local employment sectors.
- Environmental improvements – including impacting on litter, flytipping, dog fouling as well as looking after local parks and green spaces and improving recycling and reusing.
- Services for both older people and younger people – either as separate groups or through intergenerational work.
- Community cohesion – improving people’s awareness and understanding of the local community and providing tools for people to get along and work together to build a neighbourhood where everyone feels welcomed and valued
If you are working with the St Pauls community to provide any of the above themed areas of work, and have an idea of how a small amount of funding from us could make a difference we would like to hear from you.
Being based within the area will be advantageous but not essential – as long as the majority of the people who benefit from your work are local residents.
Your group will need to have a constitution (set of rules) and a bank account which requires two signatures – we cannot make payments to individuals. However if you are an individual with an idea please get in touch as we still may be able to help.
Your project idea must show how you have thought about equalities and does not exclude people from getting involved.
We cannot fund work which promotes religious or political activities.
Funding can be used for both project work and/or purchase of equipment.
Expressing an interest
Please contact us with your project ideas – no matter how big or small.
To do so, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before April 17th at 5pm with the following information:
- Who you are – tell us a little about your organisation and what the project you are requesting support for will achieve.
- A clear idea of what any funding from us will support – provision of a project budget would be helpful.
- An explanation of how you currently work with residents in St Pauls – and how you will ensure they benefit from your work. Please let us know about the people you already engage with.
- To find out more email email@example.com or phone Sam Parker on 07775227285