Your application timeline:
Worthing Community Chest aims to ensure that all will be given equal consideration regardless of gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin or level of ability, provided that the application meets our criteria and priorities. Organisations and projects that do not work to these same equal opportunity aims will not be funded. Appraisers who make comments or base assessments that do not uphold these equal opportunity aims will be
Timing of your application
The approval process is spread over the year, but needs to tie into meetings of the appraisal team. There are four meetings a year of the appraisal panel and they may defer applications for further information. Take this into account when you send in your application. Aim to submit your forms for the meeting before when you think you will need it. Only fully completed applications with checklist enclosures, will be considered at the first available meeting.
Closing dates for applications 2018/2019 are as follows:
July 31st, October 31st, January 31st and April 30th
If you have a project you would like to run in the Winter aim to get your application in for the July closing date. If the appraisal panel refers it for more information it can then be reheard at the second meeting and you will still have a chance of an approval for the winter.
You must make sure you enclose all the information we require. If you don’t we will not be able to process your application.
We aim to get you an answer to your application by the dates shown in the final column of the table. This decision may be:
- An approval for funding
- A request for further information
- A request for a meeting, to discuss the application
- A request for more time to consider your application
- A refusal, with an explanation why the application was not approved
Your Part in the Worthing Community Chest
If your application is successful, a condition of your grant is that you will take part in the appraisal of future Worthing Community Chest applications. We see this as your chance to put something extra back into the community, to learn what grant funding appraisal involves, and to be involved in the decision making on funding for your community.
Previous appraisers have said that they have learnt a great deal about how to apply for funding from taking part in assessing applications. If you are unable to commit to attending daytime meetings there are other ways in which you can contribute to the Worthing Community Chest.
You will be trained in how to appraise project applications before you begin your term as an appraiser. Meetings occur over a late morning /lunchtime period on a weekday, four times a year. The Worthing Community Chest Grants Administrator is always in attendance and frequently a Director of the partnership is also there for advice and guidance.
If your project is approved we would ask you to join the Appraisal Panel, (providing this doesn’t cause difficulties with your own commitments), the following new budget year and our budget year is 1st July to 30th June.
Evaluation of the Use of Your Award
If you are successful you will have to complete the Grant Monitoring Form twelve months after being awarded funds. We would also like you to write a short blog for the website and use social media to promote Worthing Community Chest.