Newcastle Fund

Grants of up to £25,000 for projects delivered by the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Newcastle.

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What to include in a Newcastle Fund application

In your application you need to include:

  • a health and safety policy, that has been reviewed in the last year
  • a safeguarding policy, that has been reviewed in the last year
  • an equality and diversity policy, that has been reviewed in the last three years
  • a copy of your governing documents, such as articles of association, constitution or memorandum of association 
  • your last two annual accounts, or an independently examined equivalent where appropriate
  • bank account details
  • valid public and employer liability insurance policies
  • an environmental policy or commitment to develop one within the first six months of your project

Connected Voice, our voluntary and community support provider, can help you to develop these documents.

If your project involves working with children or vulnerable adults, staff or volunteers delivering the project will need to undergo a DBS check. You do not need to submit DBS certificates at this stage, but you must arrange checks before your project begins. 

How your application will be reviewed

Your application will be reviewed using the framework below.

Criteria Question Weighting (Percent)
Link to Newcastle Fund aims 7.1 to 7.3 30
Building on community assets 5 7
Addressing needs 1 to 4 10
Project benefits 8 10
Capacity to deliver 6 10
Measuring outcomes 7.1.6, 7.2.6 and 7.3.6 12
Value for money   7
Strategic fit with theme answers   7
Overview of the project priority linked to service area   7

We present these scores to the Newcastle Fund assessment panel who will make the final decision on who receives funding. 

Scoring 

Score Rating Reason
0 No response No response
1 Unsatisfactory No real evidence
2 Poor  Requirement not met and unacceptable 
3 Satisfactory Not met exactly but acceptable
4 Good Most aspects of requirements are met 
5 Excellent  Meets requirement exactly