Grant Funding Programmes

Current Prospectuses and Expressions of Interest

Current Prospectuses

Adult and Community Learning grant programme 2021/2022

The Isle of Wight Council’s Adult Community Learning Service has published a new grant funding prospectus for 2021/22.

Bids are invited for funding of up to £40,000 from:

  • Voluntary organisations;
  • community organisations;
  • Enterprises.

That will use funding to deliver services to widen access for adult learning opportunities.

The service aims should provide opportunities that have an accessible curriculum. It must engage adults in learning. The particular focus should be on people who have benefited least from the formal education system.

The outcomes that the council will be seeking in return for grant funding include the following:

Outcome 1: Help people who are disadvantaged and least likely to take part in learning.

Outcome 2: Improve the acquisition of skills. These skills must prepare people for further education, training or employment. This may include achievement of qualifications.

Outcome 3: Developing stronger communities by promoting:

  • Cultural diversity;
  • equality of opportunity;
  • volunteering;
  • involvement in local decision making.

Outcome 4: A range of universal and targeted family learning courses. Supporting an early intervention and prevention model. The courses need to develop resilience within families.

The grant funding prospectus provides more information about the council's expectations.  Please download a copy of the detailed Adult Community Learning Grant Funding Prospectus 2021_22 (iow.gov.uk) (PDF, 231KB, 9 pages). Especially if your organisation can deliver services or projects that meet some or all of the outcomes. 

Rob Brindley in the Adult Community Learning Service is the commissioner for this grant-making process. He can be contacted at the council’s Westridge offices in Ryde:

When you have read through the grant making prospectus, please call Rob on telephone: (01983) 817280 to discuss your idea. He will supply you with an application form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 3pm, Friday 11 June 2021.

 

Selected samples of past Prospectuses (now closed)

Electric Cargo Bike Grant Programme 2019 - 2020

The Isle of Wight Council’s Access Fund for Sustainable Transport has published a new Grant Funding Prospectus for 2019/20.
The total funding available through this Prospectus is £30,000. Groups, organisations and enterprises of all types are invited to for grant funding which will allow them to support the introduction of an electric cargo bike operation, or operations, on the Isle of Wight.
Proposals will be selected based on the ability to deliver the following outcomes:
Outcome 1: A net gain in cycling trips and/or stages.
Outcome 2: Economic growth.
Outcome 3: Reduced congestion.
Outcome 4: Continuity of operation beyond the funding period.

The grant funding prospectus provides more information about the council's expectations. If your organisation can deliver services or projects that meet some of these outcomes, please download a copy of the Electric Cargo Bike Grant Prospectus (PDF, 239KB, 9 pages)

Kayleigh Richter, Active Travel Officer, is the Commissioner for this grant-making process. Kayleigh can be contacted by telephone: 01983 821000 Ext 8743, or email: kayleigh.richter@iow.gov.uk  
Once you have read through the grant prospectus, please feel free to call Kayleigh to discuss your idea and to request an application form.

The deadline for completed applications is by 4pm on Wednesday 31 July 2019.   This prospectus is now closed.

Personal Assistant Support and Delivery Hub 2017 – 2018

The Isle of Wight Council’s Adult Social Care Commissioning Team has published a new Grant Funding Prospectus for 2017/18.  
 
The total funding available through this Prospectus is £50,000. The grant can be allocated to either a single bid and/or multiple bids. We are inviting groups, organisations and enterprises of all types that will use funding to develop a Personal Assistant market place for the Isle of Wight through the creation of a Personal Assistant Hub(s).

The service aims to enable people requiring assistance and support to benefit from their community to access Personal Assistants across the island that offers choice, control and real quality support. 
 
The outcomes that the council will be seeking in retrain for grant funding include: 

Outcome 1:  Create a Hub(s) where individuals can access employment and advice to support them to be a personal assistant, either employed or self-employed.

Outcome 2:  The Hub(s) will be expected to develop, maintain and promote the Personal Assistant Market, through proactively seeking new entries into the industry. The provider shall facilitate this work by attending job opening fairs, working with training centre providers such as the Isle of Wight College and hosting their own employment events to attract potential Personal Assistant’s

Outcome 3:  The Hub(s)  will offer a high standard level of service delivery and offer assurance in the continuity of its services. In disrupting eventualities such as Personal Assistant sickness or annual leave, the Hub(s) will assist with an adequate alternative and suitable bank service provision.

Outcome 4: Deliver a service that ensures individuals who need care and support can access that care and support in ways, at times and in places that suit them. The Hub(s) will offer a real choice of attractive good quality Personal Assistants.

Outcome 5: The Hub(s) will ensure that their Personal Assistants offer an extensive range of services and advice for people in the community. They will ensuring that Personal Assistants have a wide range of skill sets and ensure that flexibility around time allocation is at the forefront of services provided, including variable lengths of hours to suit each individual’s needs and requirements.

Outcome 6:The Hub(s) will support Personal Assistants to create a profile with information about their skills, qualifications and experience. The Personal Assistant profile will enable them to link in directly with people with a wide range of requirements to find an employer that suits them.

Outcome 7:The Hub(s) will be developed to ensure that the grant funding is used to generate a self-sustaining organisation. it is expected that the Hub(s) will continue to operate at the end of the grant period by developing models which are financially  sustainable and by becoming a self-funding.

The grant funding prospectus provides more information about the council's expectations. If your organisation can deliver services or projects that meet some of these outcomes, view and download a copy of the detailed grant funding Prospectus for the personal assistant hub.  
 
Natalie Halford in the Adult Social Care Commissioning Team is the Commissioner for this grant-making process.  She can be contacted at the Council’s Enterprise House offices by telephone: 01983 821000 extn: 6388 or email Natalie.Halford@iow.gov.uk.  Once you have read through the grant making prospectus, call Natalie and discuss your idea and she will supply you with an application form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 4pm on Monday 30 October 2017. This Prospectus is now closed.

 

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