Clanmil Community Fund
Wellbeing is important to Clanmil and we are passionate about investing in initiatives that strengthen communities and aid individuals. We therefore invest in activities that have a significant and positive social impact.
Clanmil’s Community Fund supports voluntary and community organisations to deliver one of the following fund objectives:
- people developing social and employability skills
- people working to create a better local environment and safer communities
- people improving their physical and mental health and well being
These objectives are focused around local people being active in developing their own solutions.
We believe that organisations that put equality right at the heart of project design and implementation are more likely to achieve better outcomes.
We require organisations to conduct an appropriate baseline and evaluation survey that can help us understand the impact created by the activity undertaken. We use the Housing Association Community Trust Wellbeing Valuation Approach and can advise on how to use this tool.
We hope these awards will improve people’s lives and strengthen the communities where we work.
How to Apply
To apply to the Clanmil Community Fund please send us:
- A covering letter on your organisation’s letterhead.
- A completed organisation details sheet.
- Your answers to the following questions, on no more than one side of A4. Please answer each question individually, using the question as a heading to your responses.
- Q1: Please tell us about the work you do.
- Q2: Tell us about the community you work with and the challenges you are seeking to address.
- Q3: What practical difference do you want to make through this project?
- Q4: Outline the budget and any other funding or resources you have, or plan to put in place.
- Q5: Outline the anticipated Social Value of the project.
Your answers to these questions will help us understand your organisation and how you work within the context of your community.
You need to show us how your organisation and proposal demonstrate some of the key characteristics we are looking for. These characteristics help us to identify the organisations we think we are best placed to help. Don’t worry about making your application ‘professional’ or glossy – we are looking for openness and a clear sense of the work you do and how and why you do it.
Remember that when we use the word community we don’t just mean your local area: your community can also be a ‘community of interest’ – a group of people with a particular shared need, experience or identity.
Make sure that your application tells us how many people your organisation works with (or the number of people you are hoping to reach if you are looking for funding for a new project or are a new organisation). This helps us to get an idea of the scale and scope of your work.
You don’t need to provide a detailed description or full costings of the work you are seeking funding for at this stage. We will ask you for more information if your application goes through to the second stage.
If you are applying for a capital grant remember that we are most interested in what goes on inside the building and want to understand the difference building improvements would make to your work.
Ultimately we want to understand the vision and energy that inspire your work and how you think the Tudor Trust could help develop it.
- A copy of your most recent annual accounts and annual report if you produce one. If your organisation is too new to have annual accounts, please send a photocopy of a recent bank statement instead.
We are happy for applications to be submitted on an ongoing basis and will inform applicants of the outcome within 8 weeks of application.
Please send applications to:
Clanmil Community Fund
Clanmil Housing Association
3 Waring Street
BELFAST BT1 2DX
We expect successful organisations to work with us to publicise and promote their project.