We want Your Fund Surrey to be as easy as possible for communities to access, but we must stay true to our number one aim of delivering meaningful improvements to local areas.
The fund is comprised of public money and it is essential that it is put to good use. Therefore, there is a set of criteria we need Your Fund Surrey projects to meet, set out below.
Idea Submission Criteria
Does the idea fit with the aims of Surrey's Community Vision 2030?
Highlight which of the aims the project will meet:
Do you have the right financial set up in place?
Bidders will be made aware of the requirement of a certified bank account in the name of their organisation. They will be asked to confirm if:
You will need to confirm that the Funding won't be used for…….
Is there community support?
Using the Commonplace platform, you will need to demonstrate that you have engaged your community and there has been an indication of community support for your idea/project. You will also be asked to highlight any backing received from your local councillor.
Full Submission Scored criteria
Criteria to be scored against
How will the project be delivered?
Projects should have a clear project plan in place to show how the project will be delivered and demonstrate you have the necessary support needed to do so
Is there any additional help needed to run the project?
Proposals should highlight if there are additional people or volunteers that can be called upon, or money from other sources that can be used to make the project work
What are the long-term benefits?
Please outline how using the funding will have lasting benefits, for at least five years going forward, explaining who will benefit and how they will benefit
Does it make a positive difference to people's lives?
Show us how the project will make a positive difference to peoples' lives and the wider community. This could include improving people's health and wellbeing, the environment around them or helping people to come together
Has the environmental impact of the project been considered?
Show that the project will encourage sustainable practices and activity and that long term it won't have a negative impact on the environment
Is there wider community support?
Using the Commonplace platform, you will need to demonstrate that others in your community support the project idea and that it will benefit the wider community. Also highlight where you are working in partnership with other local organisations/businesses.
For further information on the governance behind Your Fund Surrey, please see the Your Fund Surrey Governance document (PDF)