THIS MESSAGE IS BEING SENT TO EVERYONE WHO HAS APPLIED FOR THE £15,000 GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET PRIZE FUND.
There are just three hours to go before the deadline (midnight) for applications to be submitted for funding for community projects from the Great British High Street Prize.
We have so far received 12 proposals from 9 different groups or organisations for the £15,000 prize money. The combined total of
We will publish a summary of the applications once the deadline is passed, and set out the timetable for reaching a decision.
We are really thrilled and excited to see so many really high-quality bids – all of which have so far included a detailed proposal, evidence of public support, a rough costing and named individuals who will take them forward if successful. We want to fund them all, but we only have a limited pot of money, so inevitably some people are going to be disappointed.
We don’t want to see any of this effort go to waste, so we have made efforts to identify possible alternative sources of funding for those who are unsuccessful. These include the National Lottery’s Awards for All Scheme which accepts bids from £300 to £10,000. We will circulate some links and contact details over the coming days.
And we have approached the Brecon Beacons National Park Sustainable Development Fund, which helped The Corn Exchange Project, and their funding experts Ceri Bevan and Helen Roderick have offered advice and support to any unsuccessful applicants who want to try for other funds. They can talk through the options and even provide guidance on wording for applications to improve their chances of success. Their emails are below.
So, if you don’t get funding from Crickhowell’s GBHS Prize Fund, please don’t give up. You have done the hard work, you have found someone to take forward your ideas, do the research, written
Brecon Beacons National Park – Sustainable Development Fund
The Sustainable Development Fund provides financial and practical support for projects which enhance the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of people and communities. Application deadlines for the central grants programme are 28th February, 5th June, 21st August, and 20th October. Applications for grants under £2000 can be accepted at any time. For further information and support with planning and developing your projects, please contact the Brecon Beacons National Park Community Development Team. Tel 01874 634437 email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org