How to Apply

This is an open call programme -there are no deadlines however you may wish to take note of the grants assessment panel meeting dates below so you will know when the application will be assessed.

Applications will first be assessed to ensure the application has been fully completed, it is eligible and all supporting documents have been included.

Eligible applications will then be scored by a Grants Assessment Panel. Only applications that pass the sifting stage will be scored. The Grants Assessment Panel will make a recommendation to the Black Country Programme Advisory Board who will formally approve the award for all grants.

Applicants will be sent a letter informing them of their application outcome. Decisions are normally made within 4-6 weeks of the application deadline.

Applicants who are successful will be asked to confirm that they wish to accept the offer. Unsuccessful applicants will be told why they were not successful.

The panel will consider the following in making their decision:
* Application score
* Level of deprivation in the delivery area
* How well the project meets the programme aims and local / regional strategies
* Participant priority
* Track record (if previously been awarded an ESF community grant)
* Funding available
* The need to achieve an equitable distribution across the sub-region.

The application form itself contains notes about how to complete each section. Please read this carefully before you attempt to complete the form.

You can download the application form here.

You can download the application guidance document here.

We require one paper copy of your application with an original signature sent to Community Grants Team, Walsall Council, 2nd Floor Civic Centre, Darwall St, WS1 1TP and one e-mailed copy of your application form to communitygrants@walsall.gov.uk

Application Rounds

The following 2017 assessment dates have been arranged:

  • January – Grants Assessment Panel 19th January 2017 (PM) & Programme Advisory Board on 25th January 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 5th January 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • February – Grants Assessment Panel 15th February 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 17th February 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 3rd February 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • March – Grants Assessment Panel 16th March 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 21st March 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 3rd March 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • April – Grants Assessment Panel 13th April 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 21st April 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 24th March 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • May – Grants Assessment Panel 11th May 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 16th May 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 28th April 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • June – Grants Assessment Panel 15th June 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 20th June 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 26th May 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • July- Grants Assessment Panel 14th July 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 18th July 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 23rd June 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • August- Grants Assessment Panel 17th August 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 22nd August 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on 28th July 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • September- Grants Assessment Panel 1st September 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 8th September 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on  25th August 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • October- Grants Assessment Panel 3rd October 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 17th October 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on  22nd September 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • November- Grants Assessment Panel  3rd November 2017 (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on  10th November 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on  27th October 2017 to be assessed at these dates.
  • December- Grants Assessment Panel 1st December (AM) & Programme Advisory Board on 8th December 2017 (AM). Your completed application must be received by 17:00pm on  24th November 2017 to be assessed at these dates.

Contact the Team

Inderjit Nijjer

External Funding and Community Grants Manager

Walsall Council

Tel: 01922 654351

Oliver Nash

Business Support Officer

Walsall Council

Tel: 01922 652544

 

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