Since GHBL was awarded Big Local Area status in 2012, we have carried out extensive ongoing consultations with the communities of Grassmoor and Hasland to identify their priorities for making the area an even better place to live. The outcomes of this engagement and the aspirations of local people are collated in our Community Profile.  Details of the types of activity to be undertaken, how much funding will be allocated to the different strands, who will lead on them and when they will take place can be found in our Big Local Plan.

Our Budget

Our budget has been aligned to the Working Groups, with ringfenced allocations profiled on a longer term lifetime basis and in the shorter term against known upcoming activity, with spend being similarly recorded and aligned. Funding is released by the Local Trust, who oversee the Big Local programme, on a six montlhly basis according to the profile in the Big Local Plan.

GHBL Working Group Funding

GHBL Working Groups (constiuted or non-constiuted) can access funding for GHBL projects or services identified in the Big Local Plan using the Working Group Funding Application Form and Helpsheet. Applictions are assessed at a Project Managment Group meeting and passed to the Partnership Board with a recommendation and the Partnership Board will make a final decision on whether or not to fund activities. For funding for activities that are not identified in the Big Local Plan, please speak in the first instance to a GHBL Support Worker. You can download a Working Group Funding Application form here and the application helpsheet here.

Funding for Local Community Groups

GHBL Community Chest and Community Chest + - currently open for applications

The purpose of the GHBL Community Chest and Community Chest + is to enable Groups operating in Grassmoor and Hasland to access grant funding for projects or services taking place in their area, up to a maximum of £500 per application for Community Chest and up to a maximum of £1000 per application for Community Chest +

Who Can Apply?

Community and voluntary organisations that are based in Grasssmoor or Hasland for activity that is for the benefit of people from at least one of the two areas.  We will not consider bids from groups who have received Community Chest Funding support within the past 12 months. To facilitate start-up groups, applications from umbrella organisations for different non-constituted groups under their organisation will be considered.  Please refer to the application helpsheet for more information about eligibility. You are advised to contact one of the GHBL Support Workers Dallas on 07825 183569 or Karin on 07825 294346 to discuss your project in the first instance. You can download an application form here and the application helpsheet here

Volunteer Expenses

Volunteers are encouraged to claim for any expenses they incur as a direct result of GHBL activity, such as travel expenses etc. They are not expected to purchase any items (e.g. tea/coffee, office supplies, equipment) with their own money as the support workers can procure these - if unavoidable, please seek prior agreement from NEDBD Ltd.  You can download an Expenses Claim Form here.

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