How projects are assessed
Our Fund will be overseen by a panel made up of a mix of our wonderful customers and colleagues. The panel will review the strongest applications twice a year and have the final decision on where the money goes.
The criteria we use to assess your application
Is there a significant need for this project in the community and evidence of good engagement with the community during planning?
Is the project planned well with a detailed budget breakdown? Are there thorough plans to measure the benefits of the project and how it's improved community wellbeing?
How will the project be sustained and bring benefit beyond the investment period? How will you ensure the project will still be running in a few years’ time and won’t just rely on future investment?
Value for money
Is the amount requested good value compared to the number of beneficiaries and overall impact of the project? Does the project seem like good value for money in comparison to similar projects?
If your application passes our internal review and is a good fit for our criteria, your application will then be taken to the Community Fund Panel who review the applications twice a year.
You can find more details on assessment in our application guidance document.