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Title: Organisation Development Team, Community Accountancy Project


1
Organisation Development Team, Community
Accountancy Project London Borough Hackney
  • Application Support Workshop Hackney Voluntary
    Community Sector Grants 2015/16

Funded by
Organised in partnership with
Hackney CVS has achieved
2
House Keeping
  • Sign our sign in sheet
  • Mobile phones on silent
  • Fire alarm Sainsburys Car park
  • Appreciate clearing cups from table
  • Toilets
  • Feedback form

3
Hackney Grants 2015-16
Understanding the Programme Objectives 1000- 11.00 Kishore Kanani Hackney CVS Senior Development Officer
4
Application Support
  • Hackney CVS, Community Accountancy Project LB
    Hackney are delivering these workshops together
    to support you in making your application.
  • There are other workshops coming up and there are
    more details on these on your table.

5
Grants programme funding streams 2015-16
  • Main grants between 5,000 and 40,000 for
    projects which contribute to Hackney's
    Sustainable Community Strategy objectives.
  • Open now, closing date Friday 19th September 2014
    1200pm (Midday)
  • Holiday Playscheme grants for up to 8,000 to
    deliver high quality playschemes for children and
    young people during school holidays. 
  • Open now, closing date Friday 19th September 2014
    1200pm (Midday)

6
Grants programme funding streams 2015-16
  • Small grants of between 1,000 and 5,000, for
    projects which contribute to Hackneys
    Sustainable Community Strategy objectives.
  • Two rounds of small grants during the year.
  • First round is open to applications from the 5th
    November 2014 until the 12th December 2014.
  • Second round opens for applications from the 15th
    April 2015 until the 22nd May 2015.

7
Grants programme funding streams 2015-16
  • Community Chest grants are available for local
    groups that want to deliver short term or one-off
    activities.
  • Organisations can apply for up to 1,000 to
    deliver projects which contribute to the Hackney
    Equality Objective To foster good relations by
    building a strong sense of community,
    neighbourliness and pride.
  • Open for applications in April 2015.

8
Hackney's Sustainable Community Strategy 2015/16
6 Objectives
  • Objective 1 Reduce poverty by supporting
    residents into sustainable employment, and
    promoting employment opportunities.
  • Objective 2 Help residents to become better
    qualified and raise educational aspirations.
  • Objective 3 Promote health and wellbeing for
    all, and support independent living.
  • Objective 4 Make the borough safer, and help
    people to feel safe in Hackney.
  • Objective 5 Promote mixed communities in
    well-designed neighbourhoods, where people can
    access high quality, affordable housing.
  • Objective 6 Be a sustainable community, where
    all citizens take pride in and take care of
    Hackney and its environment, for future
    generations.

9
Holiday Playscheme Grants
  • Holiday Playscheme grants for up to 8,000 to
    deliver high quality playschemes for children and
    young people during the school holidays.
  • The Grants Programme also has a seventh objective
    to provide good quality holiday play schemes for
    children between 4 and 15 years of age which
  • Provide a well balanced programme of play
    activities which produce a range and diversity of
    choice for children and encourages creativity.
  • Provide affordable childcare in school holiday
    periods enabling parents to work
  • Provide places for children whose parents who are
    not working
  • Provide places for children with special needs or
    disabilities
  • Meet Ofsted requirements for Early Years and/or
    Childcare provision if relevant.

10
Number of applications
  • Organisations can apply for a grant in more than
    one funding stream. For example, an organisation
    can apply for a Main, a Holiday Playscheme and a
    Small Grant in the same financial year.
  • Organisations can also apply for more than one
    Main or more than one Small Grant in the same
    funding round as long as the applications are
    under different Sustainable Community Strategy
    objectives. For example, an organisation can
    apply for two Small Grants under objective 1 and
    2 however it cannot apply for two Small Grants
    which are both under objective 1.

11
Objective, Outcomes and Outputs
  • All applications for main grant funding are
    required to identify
  • One Sustainable Community Strategy Objective
  • Up to three of the Sustainable Community
    Strategy outcomes
  • Up to 7 Outputs (please choose from standard
    list).

12
Who can apply
  • Social Enterprises and Community Interest
    Companies (CICs) are only eligible to apply for a
    grant if they operate on a wholly not-for-profit
    basis. This means that the following criteria
    must be met
  • 100 of surplus funds are reinvested into the
    organisation
  • Executive directors operates in a voluntary
    capacity and not as paid shareholders
  • As an indicator of the above, there is no profit
    distribution clause in the governing document

13
Equality Objectives for 2012/2016
  • Deliver actions which aim to narrow the gap in
    outcomes between certain disadvantaged groups and
    the wider community 
  • Improve the way we listen to our residents and
    respond to service users' feedback to improve
    services
  • Foster good relations by building a strong sense
    of community, neighbourliness and pride 

14
SECTION 2 PROJECT DELIVERY
  • Total marks available for section 2 are 50 points
  • 2.1 Please describe your project in the box
    below. Include the main activities that will be
    carried out, and who you expect to benefit.
    Maximum 2,400 characters (about 400 words).
  • 2.2 Which areas of Hackney will you be targeting
    with your project?
  • 2.3 Why is your project needed and what evidence
    of need have you identified? Maximum 2,400
    characters (about 400 words).
  • 2.4 How will you make sure that your project will
    be delivered and managed to a high standard?
    Maximum 3,000 characters (about 500 words).

15
SECTION 2 PROJECT DELIVERY
  • 2.5 What risks and/or challenges do you
    anticipate in the delivery of this project and
    how will you address them? Maximum 2,400
    characters (about 400 words).
  • 2.6 How will users be involved in the design and
    delivery of the project? Maximum 1,800 characters
    (about 300 words).
  • 2.7 How will you monitor and evaluate your
    project to see if it has made a difference to
    those using the service(s) that you provide?
    Maximum 1,800 characters (about 300 words).
  • 2.8 Please tell us what your key outputs will be
    in delivering your project. You may enter up to
    seven outputs. Please refer to the standard list
    of 7 outputs in the Guidance for Completing the
    Main Grant Application Form.

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2.8 Please tell us what your key outputs will be
in delivering your project.
outputs.
Ple
ase
refer
to
the
standard
list
of
outputs
in
the
Guidance
for
Completing
the
Main
2.8
Please
tell
us
what
your
key
outputs
will
be
in
delivering
your
project.
You
may
enter
up
to
seven
Grant
Application
Form
and
use
these
where
you
can.
If
those
in
the
standard
list
do
not
cover
one
or
more
of
your
project
outputs,
you
may
enter
your
own
a
dditional
output(s).
It
should
be
clear
how
your
project
outputs
will
lead
to
the
achievement
of
the
project
outcomes
which
you
select
and
describe
in
section
3.
17
The policy documents required are
  • Your organisations set of rules, Constitution,
    Memorandum Articles of Associations or other
    governing documents.
  • Most up to date organisations annual accounts
    that are independently examined or audited.
  • Equality Diversity Policy
  • Health Safety Policy
  • Employers Liability/ Public Indemnity Insurance
  • Safeguarding Children Policy and / Vulnerable
    Adults Policy (if applicable)
  • The number of staff, volunteers and Trustees
    working with children and young people and/or
    vulnerable adults with Disclosure and Barring
    Service (DBS) certificates (previously CRB
    checks) and certificate numbers. You will note be
    required to submit names and CRB certificates. 

18
Evidence of need
  • Primary
  • Your evidence from users findings and
    recommendations
  • State dates of users / consultation meeting
  • Secondary
  • Hackney Borough Profile
  • Match Hackney's Sustainable Community Strategy.

19
Evidence of need
  • Why is it important?
  • Who have you consulted about this work
  • Evidence from previous projects you have run
  • How will this build on previous work done
  • How does your work meet the identified need in
    (Hackney's Sustainable Community Strategy
  • Key point - Your application will be strengthened
    if you can refer to research either by you or
    other agencies such as PCT, Council or University

20
Evidence of need
  • The panel will expect to see clear evidence that
    the project is needed by the potential users. Use
    up to date figures or quotes to demonstrate need.
  • Examples or sources of evidence could be
  • Evidence from the Census. www.ons.gov.uk
  • Evidence from research carried out by the Local
    Authority, Central Government or other agencies.
  • Evidence that this work does not replicate that
    carried out by other organisations. They may be
    doing the same work, but you should be able to
    show that the need exceeds what is already being
    provided.
  • Evidence you have collected from previous
    projects

21
Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • What is the method you will use to collect
    information on a regular basis?
  • Key point Feedback forms, number of people
    attending, attitudes,
  • Evaluation
  • What method will you use to find out if you are
    making a difference?
  • Key point What needs to change to suit
    beneficiaries I.e. time, access, delivery format.

22
  • End of Kishores Presentation

23
BREAK TIME
  • 10 MIN

24
Sonia Khan
  • London borough of Hackney presentation

25
Setting Your Outcomes
  • Rebecca Clarkson
  • Hackney CVS

26
Outcome questions Section 3
  • 3.2 Please describe the outcomes which this
    project will achieve. Please explain in your own
    words how your projects outcomes will contribute
    to the Sustainable Community Strategy objective
    and outcomes you have ticked.
  • Maximum 1,800 characters (about 300 words). This
    question is scored total marks available 6
  • 3.3 If your application is successful, what steps
    will you take to ensure that the outcomes of this
    project will be sustained after your grant award
    comes to an end?
  • This application for funding will be considered
    for a grant award for 2013/14 only.
  • Maximum 1,200 characters (about 200 words). This
    question is scored total marks available 3

27
Outcome questions Section 3
  • The 18 Sustainable Community
  • Strategy outcomes

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What outcomes will your project achieve?
  • Outcome describe the changes after your
    intervention.
  • These should be SMART
  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Realistic
  • Time-bound
  • A high scoring answer will clearly be able to
    demonstrate what outcomes will be achieved, how
    they will be recorded and the change they
    represent in beneficiaries.

29
Monitoring and evaluation framework
Aims Outcomes Outcome indicators Data collection When and by whom How to report use
Aim 1
Aim 2
?
Objectives Outputs Output indicators Data collection When and by whom How to report use
Objective 1
Objective 2
?
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Project Input Staff and volunteers
  • Staffing/Volunteers management and project
    management
  • describe who will deliver this project
  • Key point Review the Job Descriptions, skills
    or qualifications required of
    staff and volunteers
  • Think about how the steps of management
  • Who will manage your staff and volunteers?
  • Key point - Cover management as well as staff
    development and training
  • New - Partnership Applications
  • Projects delivered in partnership with one or
    more organisation require a Partnership Agreement

31
Steps to Develop your project idea
  • PLANNING YOUR PROJECT ACTIVITIES
  • Your Schedule
  • Considering the Project milestones
  • Output Indicators
  • Outcomes Indicators

32
Project Structure
  • How will the project be managed and who will be
    responsible for co-ordinating the delivery of the
    project and ensuring it is meeting its targets ?
  • Key point - In partnership, please identify how
    the project management will work across different
    organisations
  • Key point - refer to any risks the project has
    identified and how these will be mitigated
  • You could provide a staff chart.

33
Understanding Output, Outcomes and Outcomes
Indicators
  • Outputs are all the detailed activities, services
    and products your organisation actually does or
    provides, eg
  • 11 support sessions
  • Training
  • publications
  • Outcomes are all the changes, benefits, learning
    or other effects that happen as a result of your
    activities, eg
  • User gets temporary accommodation
  • Increased ability to budget
  • Users confidence increased
  • User gets paid work

34
Examples of Outcomes
  • Reduced isolation of minority ethnic older people
    as a result of accessing a range of social
    activities
  • Increased ability of Project volunteers who gain
    confidence to take new training, educational or
    employment opportunities
  • Improved employability skills amongst People with
    disabilities

35
User involvement
  • How are users involved in the design of the
    project and in management and delivery?
  • Use of evaluation from previous projects to plan
  • Needs analysis of service users
  • How are users involved in shaping service
    delivery

36
Defining Indicators
  • Outputs are all the detailed activities, services
    and products your organisation actually does or
    provides, eg
  • 11 support sessions
  • Training
  • publications
  • Outcomes are all the changes, benefits, learning
    or other effects that happen as a result of your
    activities, eg
  • User gets temporary accommodation
  • Increased ability to budget
  • Users confidence increased
  • User gets paid work
  • Output indicators to check that your activities
    are running as planned and you are delivering
    your objectives. E.g., for a helpline
  • Number of callers
  • Length of calls
  • What issues were raised by the callers.
  • Outcome indicators to assess the extent to which
    you are making the difference you hoped to make,
    e.g. for an employment project
  • Whether users have a CV
  • Whether users can complete an application form
  • Level of interview skills

37
CLOSURE QUIZ
  • How many objectives are there?
  • Name one of the 18 Outcomes listed in the
    Sustainable Community Strategy?
  • Completing the application is the first thing you
    do. True or false?
  • Closing date and time - is .
  • The total population of Hackney is
  • I know the difference between an outcome
    output.True or false
  • The second most common languages spoken in
    Hackney is.......
  • Which objective was most popular today?
  • I know an item that can be associated with
    premises cost that you can include in your
    application
  • I have learnt something from this session True or
    false?

38
How can we Help?
  • Hackney CVS provides the following services
  • Application support- helpline_at_hcvs.org.uk 0207
    923 8188
  • Organisational support including one to one
    Send in the 10 steps project plan or your
    planning triangle to access this service
  • Weekly newsletter matt_at_hcvs.org.uk
  • Resources i.e. policies and procedure templates
    Visit www.hcvs.org.uk
  • A resource area internet access 9.30 5pm
  • Free use of the front meeting room for up to 3
    hours peer week
  • Thank you for attending

39
How many grants are available?

  • Main grants of between 5,000 and 40,000
  • Holiday Playscheme grants for up to 8,000
  • Deadline to submit completed applications is 12
    noon on Friday 19th September 2014.
  • Small grants of between 1,000 and 5,000
  • Community Chest grants for up to 1,000

40
CLOSE
  • Summarise up your learning
  • today using one word
  • Thank you for attending
  • Have a Safe Journey

41
Hackney Voluntary Community Grants Timetable
2015-16
Grant Type Applications Open Application closing date Application period in weeks Initial Recommendations Final Decisions Contracts Start Contract Length
Main Grants Holiday Playscheme Grants 10th July 2014 19th Sept 2014 10 weeks 10th Nov 2014 23rd Dec 2014 1st April 2015 12 Months
               
Small Grants 1st Round 5th Nov 2014 12th Dec 2014 6 weeks 9th Feb 2015 8th April 2015 15th April 2015 11.5 Months
Small Grants 2nd Round 15th April 2015 22nd May 2015 6 weeks 11th June 2015 31st July 2015 1st Sept 2015 7 Months
               
Community Chest 1st Round 15th April 2015 8th May 2015 4 weeks N/A 25th May 2015 1st July 2015 9 months
Community Chest 2nd Round 9th Sept 2015 2nd Oct 2015 4 weeks N/A 22nd Oct 2015 15th Nov 2015 4.5 months
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