Local voluntary organisation should demonstrate that their community projects directly benefit Tandridge district residents through one or more of the following activities:
- supporting older people.
- supporting people with disabilities.
- helping to develop younger people.
1. Local voluntary organisations must demonstrate that their activities meet one or more of the following objectives:
The provision of support or services that:
(i) offer choice and are responsive to individual needs and preferences.
(ii) promote independence to enable people to fulfil their potential.
(iii) help sustain individual wellbeing and quality of life.
(iv) provide opportunities for people to engage with their community.
(v) result in increased take-up by under–represented and / or hard to reach groups.
(vi) effectively safeguard people from abuse, neglect or poor treatment.
(vii) empower people to use and contribute their individual skills, knowledge, talents and assets within their community.
(viii) help reduce reliance on alternative, higher cost state interventions.
(ix) enable carers to carry on caring for as long as possible.
2. Local voluntary organisations must demonstrate:
(i) a genuine need for financial assistance; and
(ii) that they are financially sustainable.
3. The Council must not be the sole contributor towards the activity in question (i.e. funding should also be forthcoming from the organisation itself and/or other sources).
4. National charities and organisations without a tangible presence in the district will be ineligible.
Grants will not be awarded for:
• projects for which the area of benefit is completely or largely beyond the district.
• if the applicant could reasonably be expected to cover the cost from its financial reserves.