With a focus on children and young people’s services in Lambeth, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) income has been established as a source of funding for organisations supporting children and young people.
It's anticipated that the total grants awarded over the two funding periods will amount to circa £420,000. In 2019, over £201,500.00 was awarded to 29 organisations across Lambeth.
Apply for CLIPs funding
Please read through the guidance below before starting your application.
Open application dates
There will be additional closing dates every three months (the following being mid-January 2020), with the online form opening approximately six weeks before each closing date.
- voluntary or community organisation
- registered charity
- constituted community group or club
- community interest company (CIC)
- company limited by guarantee (non-profit).
You can't apply if your (and any partner) organisation is:
- an individual
- a sole trader
- generating profits for private gain.
You must also meet the following criteria to apply:
- You must be a Lambeth based organisation.
- You must be based within the designated CLIP locality you are applying for.
- Your organisation has at least two unrelated people on the board or committee.
- You are applying for an amount up to £7,500 (£10,000 for partnerships).
- Your project will finish within six months.
- Your spending starts within 12 weeks of a grant being issued.
- You have a UK bank account in your organisation’s name.
- You produce and can provide annual accounts, or are less than 18 months old and can provide draft accounts and a financial forecast.
Applicants will be required to hold (or work towards) and provide the following on offer of grant:
- Safeguarding and child protection procedures
- Equal opportunities and diversity policy and procedures
- Staff disciplinary and grievance procedures
- Accidents and serious incidents procedures
- Conflict of interest policy and procedures
- Data protection and information sharing protocol
- Staff code of conduct
- Service user code of conduct
- Complaints policy
- Section 11 checklist
Eligible CLIP areas
The designated localities are:
- Waterloo CLIP area: Bishop’s ward
- North Lambeth CLIP area: Prince’s and Oval wards
- Stockwell CLIP area: Larkhall, Stockwell and Vassall wards
- Clapham CLIP area: Clapham Town, Clapham Common, Thornton and Ferndale wards
- Brixton CLIP area: Brixton Hill, Tulse Hill, Coldharbour and Herne Hill wards
- Streatham CLIP area: Streatham Hill, St Leonard’s, Streatham Wells and Streatham South wards
- Norwood CLIP area: Knight’s Hill, Thurlow Park and Gipsy Hill wards
Choose your type of funding
The fund will provide grants to voluntary sector organisations in Lambeth to strengthen their ability to deliver meaningful youth activities, projects and services in the short to medium term, which may include developing their thinking, resources and skills to expand on their current offer to young people.
The fund aims to stimulate thought around ‘small spending which might make a big difference’. For example, investing in staff training, capital items or small building refurbishments which will have a meaningful impact on increasing the day to day youth offer of the organisation.
- The fund will favour work around increased provision of services to young people who don't currently use their service, particularly those from groups identified as under represented within existing provision.
- Proposals around capital purchases or small building refurbishments will be considered if they demonstrate a meaningful correlation to the new project or offer for young people.
- Organisational strength and asset analysis costs will be considered if they demonstrate a meaningful correlation to the new project or offer for young people.
- Improvement of measurement and evaluation tools and practices will be considered if they demonstrate a meaningful correlation to the new project or offer for young people.
- Full cost recovery of associated project costs are encouraged.
This fund will support voluntary sector organisations in Lambeth to increase their offer to young people in the short to long term. For example, this may support the redesign of organisational structure or the development of new business models, which will better utilise assets, making them more financially viable and less dependent upon grant funding. This may also support development of an organisation’s management and governance skills and business and sustainability strategies.
This fund is split into three categories:
Leadership and staff bursary fund
This would be proposed to pay course fees for leaders and key staff to undertake industry recognised leadership courses, with a view improving leadership within the sector and increase its ability to be more self-sufficient.
Facility maintenance and modernisation fund
This would enable organisations to undertake small improvements to their property, with a view to increasing their capacity to generate additional income from their asset. For example, an increased offer, which may attract additional or external funding or income generation in the long term. This might include disabled access, kitchen refurbishment for increased building hire, or a new IT suite which would attract funding for academic or employability support for young people.
The successful bidder will be able to buy in the expertise they require to build and design additional (new) services which are able to attract external funding. This could include:
- feasibility studies
- proposals around building refurbishments, if they demonstrate a meaningful correlation to an organisation's business strategy
- consulting costs around creating sustainable practices and business models
- change management training and support around organisational culture
- improvement (or modernisation) of measurement and evaluation tools and practices.
Grant payment information
50 per cent of the grant amount will be paid up front on the award of the grant. Additional payments will be awarded following satisfactory quarterly or project completion reporting. Supporting expenditure evidence is required, which may include payslips, invoices, bank statements, purchase receipts and so on.
What the grant will pay for?
- Revenue costs
- Capital costs
- Associated overheads
The following indicates the type of spending that is and isn't eligible under the CLIPs fund. Upon a conditional grant offer, YLC, together with Lambeth Made, reserve the right to request that you include or exclude cost items within your application.
Costs that aren't eligible for funding:
- Costs incurred in the application process, or before we issue a grant.
- Costs which someone else is already paying for, whether in cash or in kind.
- Spending for projects outside of the designated CLIP area.
- General appeals for funding or unrestricted support.
- Spending not in alignment with the aims of the fund.
Eligible revenue costs:
- Salaries of project workers, including on-costs, if applicable to the project.
- Salaries of management staff, including on-costs, if applicable to the project.
- Recruitment costs of new staff who will work on the project.
- Expenses of project staff and volunteers, including travel and subsistence.
- Expenses for project venue or space hire and stationery.
- Training of staff and volunteers working on the project.
- Monitoring and evaluation of the project.
- Marketing and publicity for the project.
Non-eligible revenue costs:
- Any costs not needed to deliver the project.
- Funds used to build up a reserve or surplus which aren't a demonstrable project spend.
- Loan repayments.
Eligible capital costs:
- Building works including refurbishment and/or modernisation as required for the delivery of the project.
- Equipment necessary for delivery of the project.
- Transport that's necessary for delivering the project.
- Professional or legal fees associated with capital spending on the project, for example, necessary legal documents.
Non-eligible capital costs:
- Repairs, maintenance or general improvements to buildings unless they're essential to the increased offer to young people or the project.
- Personal equipment not essential to young people or the project.
- Maintenance or office equipment which are not essential to young people or the project.
Eligible associated overheads:
- Consulting costs and feasibility studies essential to the increased offer to young people or the project.
- Modernisation of measurement and evaluation tools and practices.
- Salaries of HR, finance, IT or others supporting the project (must be proportionate).
- Salaries of senior management overseeing the project (must be proportionate).
- Meetings of the management committee if required for project governance.
- Rent, utilities, maintenance and insurance for the spaces your project requires.
- Professional and consulting fees associated with strategic planning and implementation.
- Staff training, professional development and up-skilling costs essential to the increased offer to young people or the project.
Expected project outcomes
- Strengthened ability to deliver meaningful youth activities, projects and services.
- Increased resources and skills to expand on current offer to young people.
- Improved Measurement and Evaluation tools and practices.
- Increased day to day youth offer of the organisation, for example, things to do and places to go for young people.
- Improved organisational structure, management and governance.
- Improved business and sustainability strategies.
- Development of new business models, which better utilise assets making the organisation less dependent upon grant funding.
- Improved leadership within the sector and increased ability to be more self-sufficient.
- Increased capacity to generate additional income from an asset.
- Implementation of additional services which are able to attract external funding.
For questions on the fund and application process please email firstname.lastname@example.org.