Community Support Fund: How to apply - application form and guidance notes
To be considered for the Community Support Fund, organisations will need to complete an application form.
You can download a copy of the application form and associated guidance notes below:
- Community Support Fund application form (Word, 16 pages, 137 KB)
- Community Support Fund guidance notes (Word, 15 pages, 170 KB)
- Community Support Fund application form - Welsh language (Word, 14 pages, 161 KB)
- Community Support Fund guidance notes - Welsh language (Word, 15 pages, 204 KB)
- Easyread Community Support Fund application form (Word, 29 pages, 2.9MB)
- Easyread Community Support Fund guidance notes (PDF, 34 pages, 1.9MB)
Before developing or submitting any application, we strongly suggest local organisations make contact with their local Ambassador to discuss how much can be bid for from the Community Support Fund.
Once you have completed your Community Support Fund application form, please send it to the Making a Difference team at:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (If you are submitting your application electronically we will accept an electronic signature, however a signed hard copy of the form must also be sent to us at the address below).
- Post: Office for Disability Issues, Ground Floor, Caxton House, 6-12 Tothill Street, London SW1H 9NA (Please note if sending your form in hard copy by post, that we also require an electronic word copy for access reasons).
The diagram below provides a roadmap of the “journey” organisations will need to travel in order to be successful in bidding to the Community Support Fund
There are a number of points you may find useful in developing your bid to the Community Support Fund:
- Local organisations will be encouraged to work together to put in joint applications for the Community Support Fund. By working together organisations will be able to strengthen their links in the local community, provide a voice for disabled people and deliver larger projects with more outcomes
- To support you in developing joint bids or partnership, we have created a list of all known DPULOs and VCS organisations in each of the areas affected by the Sayce announcement. Read our list of local provision and services (PDF, 139 pages, 490KB)
- There is no minimum amount to apply for. However, applications will be considered by the board to ensure a fair geographical spread in the areas affected by the Remploy factory closures
Whilst there is no maximum amount you can apply for, we are likely to request more detailed information about outcomes and value for money for larger applications
- There are circumstances – detailed in the guidance notes – for which we would consider more than one application from an organisation
- There are circumstances – also detailed in the guidance notes – for which we could consider more than one application from an area.
Full details are available in the Guidance Notes.
Page last reviewed: 30 August 2012