Wembley Park Community Fund

Funding projects for better

The Wembley Park Community Fund is led by Quintain in partnership with the London Borough of Brent, Wates, McLaren, John Sisk & Sons, and McAleer & Rushe.

The Fund aims to make a real difference to Brent residents by encouraging community engagement, participation and place-making through the funding a variety of a community-led activities.

Charities, community and voluntary organisations are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to improve their local area.

We are pleased that even more local people will benefit from the transformation of Wembley Park. As we grow, Brent grows with us, and the Wembley Park Community Fund is just one of the ways that our regeneration benefits the surrounding area economically, socially and culturally.

James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Quintain

In the past two years, the Wembley Park Community Fund has so far helped fund twenty local projects. The funding has helped a whole array of different demographics, from children and young people, to vulnerable adults and  the elderly. Previously funded projects have provided the local community with employment and work training, well-being and sports activities.

Wembley Park brings investment, new jobs and apprenticeships to the people of Brent, transforming the area into a new urban heart for Brent. In addition to the changes you can see, initiatives such as the Wembley Park Community Fund help fund local groups in their brilliant work in the surrounding area.

Councillor Muhammed Butt, Brent London Borough Council

Applications are now closed.

Frequently asked questions

Constituted community and voluntary groups, registered charities, companies limited by guarantee without share capital, social enterprises, Charitable Incorporated Organisations or Community Interest Companies are all eligible to apply to the fund.

Applicants must:

• Be locally based in the London Borough of Brent or be working with Brent residents
• If you are a community organisation, you must have a minimum of 3 unrelated Trustees / Committee members
• Have a governing document (e.g. a constitution, or Memorandum and Articles)
• Recent accounts (unless the group is new) and robust plans for managing your finances and the project budget.
• A bank account in the name of the group, with at least 2 unrelated signatories
• A Safeguarding Policy if working with young people under the age of 18, or if you are working with vulnerable adults (please contact us if you need help with this)
• 90% of all project beneficiaries must live in the London Borough of Brent
• Have an income of less than £500,000 per annum, taken from the last complete financial year or as an average over the last 3 financial years.

This is with the exception of community centres or community hubs that offer a range of services/activities for the whole community applying for project funding. Priority will be given to organisations with an income of less than £100,000

Previous applicants and recipients of a grant from The Wembley Park Community Fund are welcome to apply. Please note that if you are successful again, you will be required to complete satisfactory monitoring on your previous grant before we will release the new grant.

Grants are available between £1,000 and £10,000 for a maximum of 12 months.

We expect grants will primarily fund core and activity costs, such as:

• Salaries or sessional tutor fees
• Associated overheads (rent, telephone, heat and light, materials, insurance)
• Delivery-specific costs (marketing, leaflets, stationery etc)
• Small capital items (such as equipment you may need to deliver your project – you must ensure you have included insurance costs, or are already covered for such items)

We encourage applicants to use full cost recovery (FCR) in their applications. Full cost recovery means securing funding for all the costs involved in the delivery of your work. For more details on using the full cost recovery model, visit www.acevo.org.uk

• Profit-making organisations
• Individuals (individuals with a project idea can apply through a local organisation, which we can help to connect you to)
• Organisations promoting religious beliefs through their activities (we can support religious organisations, provided the promotion of religious beliefs doesn’t take place during the funded activity)
• Political activities
• Financing or spending which has already taken place
• Organisations with an income of over £500,000 with the exception of Community Centres or community hubs
• Projects where less than 90% of the beneficiaries live in the London Borough of Brent

Supporting documents you need to submit are:

• A copy of your signed governing document e.g. Memorandum and Articles of Association, Constitution etc.
• A copy of your most recent signed annual accounts
• A copy of your safeguarding policy if you will be working with children or vulnerable adults
• Names and addresses of your management committee members

You can upload your supporting documents with the application on the online portal.

Decisions will be made at the end of July 2019 and applicants will be notified shortly after this time.

For any further information, please fill in the email form below and we’ll respond as soon as possible:

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