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Local Youth Grant Detail

Started on: 15/11/2018 10:20:33

ID: 636

Current Status: Funds Transferred

To be considered at this meeting:
tbc contact Community Area Manager

Current Case Notes

18/02/2019 09:59:57 Funds transferred, please allow up to 28 days for the funds to reach your account.

15/02/2019 12:00:05 BACS Received

13/02/2019 11:48:13 Acceptance Received. Now awaiting BACS detail.

24/01/2019 11:01:01 Your application was approved by Corsham Area Board o the 23.1.19. regards Richard Williams

13/12/2018 10:12:15 Recommended for the Area Board on 23.1.19

13/12/2018 10:11:01 Your application has been recommended to Corsham Area Board for a decision on the 23.1.19. regards Richard Williams LYF

1. Project title? (Max. 8 words Eg. Tinkleton Village Youth Transport Project)
Open Blues Colerne Youth work

2. Project summary: (100 words)
Use of the Open Blue Bus to provide a venue for young people in the Colerne area. Attending 10 times over a year monthly omitting August December beginning in February or March 2019.

3. Amount of funding required:
£1001 - £5000

4. Which Area Board are you applying to? Not sure? -check on a map

5. What is the Post Code of where the project is taking place?(If the application is for something that will move around to different locations please insert the post code for where it will be based for the majority of the time.)

6. Please tell us which theme(s) your project supports:
 Informal education
 Youth work/development
 Employment or training
 1:1/group work
 Community Project
 Community Safety

If Other (please specify)

7. About your project
Please tell us about your project (a strong application will address all of the following):

  • How does your project support local needs and priorities?
  • How have young people been involved in your project so far?
  • How many young people to do you expect to benefit?
  • How will your project be accessible and affordable?
  • How will you encourage volunteering and community involvement?
  • How will you ensure your project is accessible to everyone (Disabled, low incomes, vulnerable, etc.)
  • How will ensure your project is inclusive?
  • How will you work with other community partners?
There is very little support for Young people in the Colerne area.The bus has attended once in the summer 2018 the numbers were very good showing that a there was a need for a venue for young people.I expect there to be between 15 to 20 young people.The Bus is mobile and will go right into the community so distances to it will be small. Access to the bus is free to all so that no one is excluded.I have already been in consultation with the army welfare and the Colerne Parish clerk Open Blue already has some volunteers to work with the young people and will always welcome those from the community to help out in any way that is appropriate.The bus has disable access and anything we offer on the upper deck can be offered on the lower deck. As above it is free access so no one is excluded. Open Blues values include inclusivity and all staff and volunteers work hard to make all feel welcome and then included in the activities.The bus very often acts as a bridge for other agencies to access peoplpe who are otherwise difficult to reach. They tend to come on board and chat with the young people and talk to them.

8. Safeguarding
Please tell us about how you will protect and safeguard young people in your project (You must address all of the following):

  • Please evidence your commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.
  • How do you make sure staff and volunteers understand their safeguarding responsibilities?
  • Are staff and volunteers Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and do you hold a central record of this as well as details of staff references.
  • Who in your organisation is ultimately responsible for safeguarding?
  • How do you ensure that young people are kept safe online when accessing your services?
Open Blue has a comprehensive Child protection policy.All staff and volunteers are DBS checked as part of Open Blue safeguardingrecruitment policy.There is a central record of DBS and staff references. All staff volunteers have Child protection training.Andy Weeds is responsible for safeguarding. Open Blue provides internet access parental controls are in place with the provider. If young people are accessing the internet on their own device data plan then observation of what they are viewing listening to is relatively easy and inappropriate useage is prohibited.

9. Monitoring your project
How will you know if your project has been successful?

Open Blue will keep a register of those who use the bus and comments and quotes will be recorded along with a survey of the perceived effectiveness of the work.

10. Finance: if you are a new organisation and don't have accounts leave blank and tick box below

10a. Your Organisation's Finance:

Your latest accounts:

Total Income:

Total Expenditure:

Surplus/Deficit for the year:

Free reserves currently held:

Why can't you fund this project from your reserves:
These reserves are held according to Charity Commission guidelines and are to cover costs if the charity has to close.

We are a newly formed group and do not yet have published accounts: 

10b. Project Finance:

Part One: *required

Total Project cost help £3400.00  
Total required from Area Board £3000.00

Part Two: Please itemise your project expenditure and project income *required

Itemised Expenditure
eg Materials help
£ Itemised Income
eg Our reserves
£ Income confirmed?
Vehicle & equipment running costs £374.00 £
Activities costs £510.00 £
Volunteer expenses £289.00 £
Staff costs £1870.00 Staff costs £400.00
Administration, training, insurances £357.00 £
Total £ Total £  

11. Have you or do you intend to apply for a grant for this project from another area board within this financial year?

12. Tick all the Area Boards to which you are intending to apply, including this one (You can apply to a maximum of 3 Area Boards for the same project in a financial year)
 Bradford on Avon
 Southern Wiltshire
 South West Wiltshire
 Royal Wootton Bassett & Cricklade


Supporting information

Do you have the following (please tick any that apply):
 Child Protection Policy
 Safeguarding Children
 Procedure for dealing with an allegation against a member of staff or a volunteer
 Complaints Procedure
 Public Liability Insurance
 Health & Safety
 Whistle blowing policy
 Internet use policy
 Annual Accounts
 Business/Project Plan (For projects where total project cost is over £50,000)

Legal declaration
 The information on this form is correct, that any award received will be spent on the activities specified.



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