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Community Development Funding

The Town Council has set aside £100,000 for Community Development Workers in the budget for 2017/18. Bradford Council had previously funded Community Development workers in Keighley for over 10 years, however due to budget cuts taking effect from April 2017, funding for community development was no longer available. This vital service for Keighley has been identified as an area that Keighley Town Council can support as it is a fundamental part of community growth, development and integration.

How to apply for a Community Development Grant


If your organisation wishes to be funded by Keighley Town Council from the 02 May 2017 to 31 March 2018 to deliver Community Development work in Keighley then you will need to complete a ‘Community Development Expressions of Interests Form’ and this will be considered by the Council. To assist you with the completion of this form, please refer to the document ‘Guidance for applicants' document.

Please click on the links below to download the Community Development documents. Alternatively, if you wish to be sent a hard copy in the post, please contact the Town Clerk office. The deadline date for the submission for all forms is Sunday 02 April 2017.

 

Community Development Committee


The Community Development Committee which consists of 8 members and Ex-Officio was appointed at the Extraordinary meeting of the Town Council held on 22 February 2017.

Committee Members

  • Councillor Julie Adams
  • Councillor Amjid Ahmed
  • Councillor Fulzar Ahmed
  • Councillor Javaid Akhtar
  • Councillor Kaneez Akthar
  • Councillor Ian Dermondy
  • Councillor John Kirby
  • Councillor Gary Pedley

Community Development Committee Timetable


It is envisaged that the time table for the CD grants will be as follows:

 Key Event

Date to complete

CD Expression of interest form and guidance sent out

01 March 2017

Community Development Committee to consider process for evaluating applications

22 March 2017

CD Expression of interest form to be returned no later than

02 April 2017

Community Development committee to meet and assess/evaluate applications

 

Identify any further needs that are not considered within any of the applications received and any follow up required with any of the applicants

13 April 2017 – Meeting scheduled at 11.00am

Community Development committee to meet (if required) to consider any further follow up received from applicants

 

TBC

Community Development Committee to present findings and recommend the award of grants to Full Council

20 April 2017

Applicants to be advised of the outcome of the process

24 April 2017

Grant to be awarded from the 02 May 2017 until 31 March 2018

 

(Grant payments to be made six monthly based on satisfactory delivery of agreed community development work carried out within the first six months)

02 May 2017


 

Community Development Committee Timetable

Meeting Date (to be confirmed)

Committee to meet and review the quarterly monitoring reports received from applicants for the period (May, June, July 2017)

September 2017

Committee to meet and review the quarterly monitoring reports received from applicants for the period (August, September, October 2017)

 

Committee to confirm advance payment of the grant for the next five months (subject to satisfactory delivery of agreed community development work carried out within the first six months)

 

Successful applicants to be invited to make a presentation to full Council

November 2017

Successful applicants to make a presentation to full Council (six monthly presentation)

November / December 2017

Committee to meet and review the quarterly monitoring reports received from applicants for the period (November, December, January 2018)

February 2018

Committee to meet and review the quarterly monitoring reports received from applicants for the period (February and March 2018)

Successful applicants to be invited to make a presentation to full Council

April 2018

Successful applicants to make a presentation to full Council (five monthly presentation)

April / May 2018