Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Places of Worship: new grant funding

click o go to Cambridgeshire community foundation websiteCambridgeshire Community Foundation is a grant making body supporting a range of charitable projects across the county, and now has grant funding for the repair, maintenance or restoration of a Place of Worship or a Place of Architectural Importance through the AmeyCespa Fund (formerly the Donarbon Foundation).

From the AmeyCespa page on the CCF website:
To be eligible to apply, your project must:
  • click for details about the AmeyCespa FundBe in accordance with ENTRUST’s Objects D, DA and E as listed below. ENTRUST is the organisation that regulates the use of landfill tax credit. You can find out more information about the Landfill Communities’ Fund by visiting http://www.entrust.org.uk/;
  • Be within 10 miles (as crow flies) of any ACTIVE landfill site – click here to see the Environment Agency website to find your local landfill sites;
  • Be able to contribute 10% of the value of the grant you are seeking. If you are offered a grant, this 10% sum must be paid to AmeyCespa and, upon receipt of the 10%, you will be issued with your full 100% grant.
  • Be ready to start ( ie have secured the majority of your funding, have planning permission, have identified builders etc) within 3 months from when you submit your expression of interest.

    OBJECT D - The provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity. Projects which do not relate to a park must relate to another amenity. According to the new (Oct 2010) interpretation by ENTRUST, "An amenity is something that makes the environment more pleasant or comfortable and/or improves the aesthetic qualities of an area for the general public".

    OBJECT DA - The conservation of a specific species or a specific habitat where it naturally occurs.

    OBJECT E – The repair, maintenance or restoration of a Place of Worship or a Place of Architectural Importance. The primary intent of this objective is to maintain, repair or restore a Place of Worship; or a building or structure that must have listed status or equivalent where the general public can access the building. This objective does not allow works to private residences.

    For full details of the eligibility criteria, click here to read our AmeyCespa Fund Grant Guidelines.

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