2018 United Way - Give Local Grant Application
Who is United Way?

United Way UK envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives. We are committed to creating lasting change with measurable improvements for people in need in the UK’s local communities.

Every community has its own needs and aspirations, and its own resources and expertise. United Way works to bring these together, working in partnership with businesses and other charitable organisations to achieve positive change in local communities across the UK.

Give Local Grants: We will be distributing 29 small grants of £1,000

As part of our strategy, United Way UK invests in organisations that provide programmes and services that align with our strategic priorities. These priorities are long-term solutions addressing one of the following needs:
● Education – including but not limited to early childhood development, school readiness and success, out of school learning opportunities, soft skills development
● Income stability – including but not limited to job training, access to employment, support to obtain employment, advancing financial literacy
● Health – including but not limited to mental health support, hunger prevention, access to housing

The purpose of these grants––which should be considered when applying––is to:
● Create a picture of needs local to the geographic areas given
● Create a picture as to what solutions best address these needs
● Identify opportunities to scale existing initiatives through potential longer term funding and partnership
● Demonstrate the impact donors can have on causes local to their own homes/places of work
● Support the most disadvantaged or otherwise socially excluded
● Fulfill our charitable aims and advance the common good

In offering these Give Local grants, United Way UK seeks organisations that have the potential to be long-term partners in our work.

Applicants must meet programmatic eligibility requirements outlined in this request for proposals.

Eligibility: who can apply?
● Individuals will not be considered for funding, and all applications should be made on behalf of an organisation.
● Organisations may apply for funds for core costs, to start a new programme, or for the expansion of an existing programme.
● Organisations with a charitable purpose, but who are not registered charities will be considered, but may be subject to additional checks.
● Only organisations with an average annual income of £300,000 or less are eligible.
● Beneficiaries of the work must be positively impacted in one of these geographic areas. 1 grant will be given per location unless otherwise stated:

England: Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Chingford, Coventry, Croydon, Derby, Farnborough, Gateshead, Haydock, Hayes, Leeds, Leicester x 2, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Oldham, Reading, Sheffield, Southampton, Sunbury, Thurrock, Watford, Wembley

Scotland: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh

Wales: Cardiff

● All submissions must be signed by the CEO or equivalent.

Monitoring and Evaluation
Any organisation in receipt of funding must agree to provide information and feedback on how the funding has impacted their project/programme and overall outcomes. This will include an ADDITIONAL case study and photo within 6 months of the funding being received. This will be for United Way to use publicly, while always mentioning the source and will be in addition and different to the one provided within this application. Additional feedback format and timing will be agreed with the organisation upon receipt of funding, but will be kept minimal and in relation to the modest size of the grant.

This funding is not for:
Start-up costs for new organisations; Medical research; Individuals; Cultural festivals; The advancement of religion; Animal welfare; Other grant making bodies; NHS Trusts; Loans or business finance; Universities; Sponsorship/marketing appeals/fundraising costs; Overseas projects/travel; Safety equipment for individual households; National or international charities; CCTV installation; Awareness campaigns without significant practical engagement

With thanks to Costco:
These grants have been made possible thanks to the generosity of Costco warehouse employees. The geographic restrictions relate to the locations in which employees have been fundraising and donating. This is in association with United Way’s ‘Give Local’ campaign, encouraging people to give directly to support causes within their local community.

A Microsoft Word version of this application can be found here: https://goo.gl/emhsSZ

Organisational Details
Organisation Name: *
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Registered charity number or Inland Revenue Reference Number:
If applicable
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Twitter Handle:
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Mailing Address:
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Principal Contact Name: *
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Principal Contact Job Title: *
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Principal Contact Phone Number: *
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Principal Contact E-mail *
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What location does your organisation work in? *
What are the organisation's current or main activities? *
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How did you learn about this funding opportunity? *
If through a Costco employee, please include their name and warehouse location.
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Are you affiliated with a larger organisation? *
If yes, please give details, including head office address
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How many full-time staff does your organisation have? *
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How many part-time staff does your organisation have? *
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How many Board of Trustees members does your organisation have? *
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How many volunteers does your organisation have? *
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What was your organisation's total income in 2014/2015? *
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What was your organisation's total income in 2015/2016? *
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What was your organisation's total income in 2016/2017? *
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Details of Charitable Work
Name of Project:
If different to charity name.
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Brief summary as to what the funds are needed for: *
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What challenge does your work help address? *
You should specify the geographical area and population you target. Please provide quantitative evidence where possible.
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How does your work address this challenge? *
Please provide quantitative evidence where possible.
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How many people will benefit from your work in 2018? *
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What impact would the additional £1,000 have on your organisation, the beneficiaries of your work and the local community? *
Specifically, how many people will be directly impacted through this grant? e.g. £1000 will allow us to help X more people
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How do you measure success and what are your expected successes in 2018? *
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Does your organisation currently use volunteers? *
Would your organisation be interested in volunteers from the corporate sponsor of this grant? *
If yes, please explain how you would engage these volunteers:
IE group volunteer opportunities.
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Before signing the declaration, please ensure you have completed all the sections in this application form, and completed all the actions requested on the list below. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Link to tweet from your organisation’s account to say what a #GiveLocal grant would mean to you, tag @unitedwayuk in your tweet.
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Please include a beneficiary case study which can be used only if your application is successful. *
Photographs can be emailed to grants@unitedway.org.uk. Photographs should be HIGH QUALITY (no blurry or pixelated photos please) in .jpg, or .png formats. For the case study, pick ONE person or ONE family that your organization has helped (anonymised where appropriate) and tell their story, making sure that you answer the following questions: 1. Who is your beneficiary? 2. Why did they come to you? 3. How does your charity help them? 4. How long have you been helping them for? 5. How has this specific beneficiary’s life been improved thanks to your charity’s work? 6. If you can, include direct quotes from this beneficiary. If privacy concerns prevent the use of a service user photo, please enclose a high quality generic photo. Please click here for a good example of a beneficiary case study: http://www.unitedway.org.uk/casestudy
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Link to the constitution/set of rules of your organisation:
You can also email this document to Grants@unitedway.org.uk
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Link to your organisation's Safeguarding Policy:
If your organisation works with children, young people or vulnerable adults. You can also email this document to Grants@unitedway.org.uk
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Link to your organisation’s accounts for the 2017 fiscal year
You can also email this document to Grants@unitedway.org.uk
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Link to your organisation's Logo
Please submit the *Highest Quality* available for your logo. You can also email this image to grants@unitedway.org.uk
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Name: *
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Position in the organisation: *
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Date signed: *
I agree that any personal information contained within this application will be stored by the United Way UK in accordance with their privacy policy. Applicant data will be kept for up to 6 months past the closing of applications. *
By answering this question you are in effect signing the grant application and vouching for it's accuracy.
Please send any questions or additional documentation to grants@unitedway.org.uk no later than August 23rd, 2018.
All funding decisions are final and at the discretion of the United Way Board of Trustees. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified but will not receive feedback due to the volume of applications received.
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