Grant Funding Programmes

Current Prospectuses and Expressions of Interest

Current Prospectuses

Adult Community Learning Grant programme 2019 - 2020

The Isle of Wight Council’s Adult Community Learning Service has published a new Grant Funding Prospectus for 2019/20. 

Bids are invited for grant-funding worth up to £40,000 from voluntary and community groups, as well as any enterprise that will use funding to deliver services that widen access to adult learning opportunities.

The service aims to provide opportunities that have an accessible curriculum that engage adults in learning, with a particular focus on those who have benefited least from the formal education system.

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

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

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

Outcome 3:    Develop stronger, independent and more self-sufficient people who are able to volunteer in their local community;

Outcome 4:    A range of universal and targeted family learning courses and workshops supporting an early intervention and prevention model by developing resilience within families.

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 detailed Adult Community Learning Grant Funding Prospectus. (PDF, 276KB, 10 pages)

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 by telephone: 01983 817280 or email: robert.brindley@iow.gov.uk.  Once you have read through the grant making prospectus, call Rob and discuss your idea and he will supply you with an application form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 3pm, on Monday 10 June 2019.

Selected samples of past Prospectuses (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, please click here  to view and download a copy of the detailed grant funding Prospectus.  
 
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.

 

Prospectus: Cycle Hubs 2016-17

The Isle of Wight Council’s Economic Development Service has published a new grant-making Prospectus for 2016/17.

Bids are invited for grant-funding worth up to £67,000 from any enterprise that will use the funding to develop a cycle hub linked to the Cowes to Newport cycle track that will provide, as a minimum, cycle storage but may also provide repair and maintenance services and welfare facilities for cyclists.

Cycle Hubs can be freestanding, bespoke units or provide space within existing buildings and facilities. They can be part of workplaces or transport hubs or built into accommodation or retail units.

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

  • Outcome 1: Increased use of the Cowes to Newport cycle track by commuters;
  • Outcome 2: Economic growth with reduced carbon emissions;
  • Outcome 3: An integrated sustainable transport experience for cyclists;
  • Outcome 4: Increased levels of physical activity, contributing to a healthier workforce.

The project should lead to greater use of the cycle track between Cowes and Newport, particularly by commuters.

A grant-making Prospectus provides more information about the council's offer and expectations.  If your organisation can develop a Cycle Hub that delivers these outcomes, please click here (PDF, 891.18KB, 16 pages) to download a copy of the detailed Prospectus.

Jim Fawcett in the Economic Development Service is the Commissioning Manager for this grant-making process.  He can be contacted at the Isle of Wight Council by telephone: 01983 821000 ext 6302 or email jim.fawcett@iow.gov.uk 

Once you have read through the grant making prospectus, call Jim to discuss your idea and he will supply you with an application form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on 7 October 2016. This Prospectus is now closed.

Prospectus: Smart Cycling Corridor 2016-17

The Isle of Wight Council’s Economic Development Service has published a new grant-making Prospectus for 2016/17.

Bids are invited for grant-funding worth up to £35,000 from any enterprise who can create a digital solution to inspire additional cycling trips on the Isle of Wight’s Newport to Cowes cycleway.

Taking best practice from the growth in SMART technologies, particularly in cities, the key objective of the project will be to inspire additional users through mobile applications, open data and GPS information with a range of two-way real time data, gamification and experiential enhancements to achieve an ambitious trip increase. It is anticipated that the solution will be launched to the market in early 2017.

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

  • Outcome 1: Improvements to the health and well-being of Island residents and visitors arising from participation in active travel.
  • Outcome 2: An accessible, informative and robust digital solution is embraced by route users, leading to a significant increase in cycling stages along the route corridor.
  • Outcome 3: The Isle of Wight is recognised as a demonstrable pilot location for intelligent mobility solutions. 

Particular value will be placed on innovation, and the potential for partnership working between organisations. For example, organisations and enterprises from different sectors might use their combined ideas and resources to create entirely new services

A grant-making Prospectus provides more information about the council's offer and expectations.  If your organisation can develop and deliver these outcomes, please click here (PDF, 363 KB, 11 pages) to download a copy of the detailed Prospectus.

Jim Fawcett in the Economic Development Service is the Commissioning Manager for this grant-making process.  He can be contacted at the Isle of Wight Council by telephone: 01983 821000 ext 6302 or email jim.fawcett@iow.gov.uk.  Once you have read through the grant making prospectus, call Jim to discuss your idea and he will supply you with an application form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on 9 September 2016. This Prospectus is now closed.

Adult and Community Learning Grant programme 2016 - 2017

The Isle of Wight Council’s Adult Community Learning Service has published a new Grant Funding Prospectus for 2016/17. It invites voluntary and community groups, as well as enterprises of any type, to bid for a grant that will help them to deliver services and projects that will widen access to adult learning opportunities.

The priorities for the Council’s Adult and Community Learning services are:

To increase adult participation in activities of all sorts that bring together people from all backgrounds, culture and income groups leading to personal development, cultural enrichment, intellectual or creative stimulation and improved health and well-being.

  1. To provide learning opportunities which develop stronger, more self-sufficient communities, and to encourage volunteering.

  2. To support personal progression and the Island’s economy by increasing the skills of adults. This may include achievement of qualifications.

  3. Deliver universal and targeted family learning programmes in partnership with local primary schools which support both parents and children to have high aspirations and to be able to achieve their full potential.

  4. A universally accessible parenting programme in partnership with local primary schools consisting of a 10 week course or series of workshops.

  5. To target learning opportunities that help people who are disadvantaged and least likely to participate in learning.

The service aims to provide opportunities that have an easily accessible curriculum that engage adults in learning, with a particular focus on those who have benefited least from the formal education system.

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 

click here (PDF, 344KB, 11 pages) to download a copy of the detailed grant funding Prospectus.

Your organisation may never have delivered formal adult learning before, but the grant funding can be used to innovate and try new approaches, ideas and topics. Rob Brindley at the Adult Community Learning Service is co-ordinating the grant-making process. He can be contacted at the Council’s Westridge offices. (Tel: 01983 817280). Once you have read through the grant making prospectus, call Rob and discuss your idea and he will supply you with an application form.

This Prospectus closed for applications on the 1st July 2016.

Electric Vehicle Hire Scheme Grant Programme 2015 - 2016

The Isle of Wight Council’s Economic Development Service has published a new grant-making Prospectus for 2015/18.  Bids are invited for grant funding up to £36,000, from enterprises of any type, that will provide access to electric vehicles (EV) for visitors to the Isle of Wight leading to continuing and sustainable public access to EV beyond the period of grant funding.

The grant funding is being provided by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund 2 (LSTF2) programme “It’s all about the journey – transforming travel on the Isle of Wight”.

The intended outcomes for this grant programme are:

  1. Visitors to the Island will have, for the period of grant funding to 31st March 2016, the opportunity to hire and use electric vehicles.
  2. These vehicles will include electric cars and may include other forms of transport such as electric bicycles.
  3. There will be continued and sustainable access to EVs by visitors beyond the period of grant funding.
  4. The funded scheme will generate interest and excitement both locally and nationally and help to present the Island as an innovative and forward-thinking location and destination.

The scheme should lead to the launch of an EV Hire Scheme in July 2015, or as soon as possible thereafter.

A grant-making Prospectus provides more information about the council's expectations . If your organisation can deliver services or projects that meet some of these outcomes, please click here  (PDF, 197 KB, 9 pages) to download a copy of the detailed grant funding Prospectus.

Your organisation may never have delivered an electric vehicle hire scheme before, but the grant funding can be used to innovate and try new approaches, ideas and topics.

Jim Fawcett at the Economic Development Service is the Commissioning Manager for this grant-making process. He can be contacted at the Isle of Wight Council by telephone 01983 821000 ext. 6302 or email jim.fawcett@iow.gov.uk.  Once you have read through the grant making prospectus, call Jim to discuss your idea and he will supply you with an application form.

This Prospectus closed to applications on 30th June 2015.

Adult Social Care: A Grant Prospectus for a Carers Support Services- 2015 -2017

A Grant-Making Prospectus has been published providing funding opportunities for services that will support the wellbeing of carers living on the Isle of Wight, helping them to remain healthy, valued and supported through all stages of their caring role.

The aim of this Prospectus is to provide an outcome based service for carers living on the Isle of Wight that will help them sustain their well-being and enhance their ability to enjoy a life alongside their caring role.

Commissioners are looking for an organisation/s to provide a knowledgeable service that will meet the needs of a wide range of carers, caring for people with specialist disabilities or different health related conditions in order that carers receive up to date information, signposting and support that is appropriate to them.

The grant-making programme is funded by the Isle of Wight Council and the Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Prospectus, together with contact details for the commissioners of this grant programme, can be downloaded by clicking here (PDF, 397.09 KB, 15 pages).

This Prospectus is now closed.

The Isle of Wight Council Countryside Estate: An invitation for Expressions of Interest from not for profit organisations

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified organisations to take over the Isle of Wight Council’s Countryside Estate (the sites).

The sites include approximately 170 hectares of land spread over about twenty locations throughout the Island.  These include protected areas as well as unprotected areas, some of great wildlife and landscape value, some of great amenity value and in many cases both. T hey tend to be areas of particular local importance and are well-loved by the communities around them, but some areas are included that are not widely known or used.

The service in the next few years will come under increasing pressure to reduce its outgoings.  The Isle of Wight Council’s objectives for the sites are and will remain to ensure their long term sustainability and integrity, to ensure continued open public access, and to conserve and enhance their wildlife and landscape.

Expressions of interest are therefore invited from organisations that believe they can take on the running of these sites and deliver these objectives.  The council is particularly looking for a partner that will develop the service beyond its current levels, offering new opportunities for the public.

The council has prepared an invitation to submit an expression of interest in these sites.  Please click here (PDF, 483.32KB, 11 pages) to download the invitation and to find out more about the sites involved, the objectives that the council is pursuing, and how to make an expression of interest.

This Prospectus is now closed.

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