Would you like to work with the Community Foundation in Wales to invest at least £175,000 on behalf of, with and for, your community over the next three years?
We’ve been commissioned by the Spirit of 2012 Trust to steward an Olympics legacy community investment programme in two communities in Wales. We are looking for distinguishable communities with a population of between 5,000 – 25,000 people. This could include, for example, a network of villages, a ward, a neighbourhood or a Communities First area.
Spirit was established from the proceeds of the sale of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Village. Spirit wants to empower people to get out, be involved and feel better.
Building on the significant platform of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Fourteen is a far-reaching and ambitious component of the Spirit programme. Spirit will invest £3.5m to generate initiatives inspired by many aspects of the Commonwealth Games in 14 geographical communities across the UK, beginning in Glasgow and radiating across the UK to create a three year programme of community participation.
The programme will extend the reach and legacy of the Games, connecting people and communities and increasing well-being. The ethos and spirit of the Fourteen initiative will be community-led and seek to increase participation in one or more of the following activities, depending on community interest and need:
· Social action and volunteering
· Grassroots sport and physical activity
· Cultural activity and the arts
· Youth leadership and personal development
The Community Foundation in Wales will work with each selected community over three years to:
1. Set up a Community Panel
2. Gain a clear understanding of community priorities and needs
3. Run two community grant-making events
4. Decide how best to spend a further £125,000 to spend within the community
5. Attract even more funding
6. Build relationships with partners and other Fourteen communities across the UK
Please read the criteria for more information.
Someone needs to pull together an application form and send it to us by Monday 10th November. The nominator can be anyone living or working in the applicant community who represents organisations, community groups, partnerships, charities or forums. Because only two Welsh communities can benefit, we have designed a fast timetable and an application and decision process which supports applicants in making their best case for support.