The Voluntary Sector Development Fund is administered by Thurrock CVS and reflects the priorities set out in Thurrock’s Health and Well Being Strategy.
Criteria and Guidelines
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The VSDF Arts 2019/20 Grant – Is for one year funding, for projects that are either Thurrock Wide or neighbourhood based.
Successful applications must be able to show where their project Helps to Build Strong and Well Connected Communities in Thurrock.
A total of £25,000 will be available to fund projects. Funds applied for in 2019/20 must be used within 12 months.
Individuals can apply for a grant up to a maximum of £500or,
Up to a maximum of £4000 if they are sponsored by an organisation.
Organisations can apply for a maximum grant of £4000.
* Sponsor organisations need to be aware that they will be responsible for the project
Applicants are required to match fund to the equivalent of 10% of the total sum awarded - this can be in kind, for example volunteer time or use of a venue. Volunteer time should be valued at £10.70 per hour.
The project could use any art form to help deliver the objective – including but not limited to dance, visual arts, video, drama and music.
Projects can cover the whole of Thurrock or target particular communities or areas.
Any artwork or other intellectual property created with the funding will belong to the relevant individual or group submitting the application.
Please be aware that we will ask for monitoring information including photos that could be used to support future funding applications. Any images or information used will be credited to the relevant artist or group.
Individual Applicants: If your application is more than £500 and you are sponsored by an organisation, they must meet all of the following criteria relating to Group Applications.
Group Applications will only be considered if they meet all of the following:
Are formally constituted or are an unincorporated group or association
Are not for profit or are a community interest company or company limited by guarantee.
Can clearly demonstrate their ability to deliver a benefit to the community within the funding period.
Holds a bank or building society account in the name of the group that requires at least 2 signatures
Has at least 10% match funding. (this can be in kind ie: venue cost, volunteer time etc)
Can evidence that they are open and accessible to local residents
Applications that will not be considered for funding.
Projects that promote any faith or political belief system are not allowed
Organisations that have significant uncommitted/unrestricted funds/reserves that could be used to fund the activity.
Activities which the full cost can/will be charged.
Application seeking capital purchases over £900.
Services that can be funded through usual direct service routes
Incomplete applications will not be eligible for funding
The Arts Grant decision process will include a public shortlisting process
Expression of Interest must be completed and returned to Thurrock CVS by 19 January 2020
Public shortlisting 23 January 2020
Shortlisted projects will be invited to make a full application with successful applicants announced March 2020
Please complete all sections of the Expression of Interest and take time to demonstrate where using the arts will meet Priority 1: Building strong and well connected communities.
Please be aware that responses to the "Project Description" section of the Expression of Interest will be made public, as such please do not include indentifying information when you complete this section of the application.
To process your Expression of Interest we will need to record your details on our database. By submitting an application you will be giving permission for us to hold your data for grant making purposes.
Please submit online or send completed to:
The Beehive Resource Centre
Essex RM17 6XP