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Maldon District Funding Fair. Keith Derry chief executive & trust secretary Essex Environment Trust. Maldon District Funding Fair. Deciding on what is needed Deciding how to provide it Forming a structure to deliver it Raising the money Getting it built. I N THE BEGINNING….

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Maldon District Funding Fair

Keith Derry

chief executive & trust secretary

Essex Environment Trust




IN THE BEGINNING…



The Snowball Syndrome

Slow down! GET IT RIGHT!


Wendens Ambo

Village Hall


Blackmore Youth Club

Wethersfield Community Pavilion



  • THE FUTURE OF STEEPLE VILLAGE HALL, HOUSEHOLD QUESTIONNAIRE

  • This questionnaire is circulated by Steeple Village Hall Trust to help them come to a decision about the future of Steeple Village Hall , and to give people a chance to say what they think are the facilities that would add quality to life in Steeple and could be provided by a new or refurbished building. Please complete the form by ticking the boxes provided and keep for collection by a member of the village hall committee by ........…

  • Would you or your family be interested in supporting any of the following activities ? 


  • 01 COMMUNITY

  • Support group for disabled 25

  • Activities / clubs for the elderly 45

  • Youth club 29

  • Men's or ladies clubs 33

  • Drop in centre23

  • Job club 7

  • Citizens advice centre43

  • Mobile shop 42

  • Please enter any other ideas here....Under 16s disco

  • 02 HEALTH & WELFARE

  • Clinic 45

  • Surgery 60

  • Healthy living centre19

  • Weight watchers 31

  • First Aid Courses 43

  • Please enter any other ideas here ..................


  • 03 FITNESS

  • Keep fit 51

  • Aerobics 33

  • Yoga 29

  • Thai Chi 29

  • Please enter any other ideas here....reflexology

  • 04 CHILDREN BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL

  • Play school 41

  • Tumble tots 19

  • Nursery 16

  • Mother & Toddler 26

  • After school club 32

  • Please enter any other ideas here....chess club, holiday activities

  • 05 SPORT

  • Darts 17

  • Carpet Bowls 25

  • Table Tennis 20

  • Pool 23

  • Badminton 22

  • Martial Arts (judo) 15

  • Changing rooms for sports facilities 26

  • Please enter any other ideas here....running group, football team, bingo, whist drives.

  • INKPEN DOWNIE ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN


Part 1 the design
PART 1 THE DESIGN

  • Form a small D.I.G. (Design Ideas Group)



Part 1 the design1
PART 1 THE DESIGN

  • Form a small D.I.G. (Design Ideas Group)

  • Analyse the responses from your community and your existing users

  • Firm up the list of needs

  • Think outside the box

  • Consider needs in 20 years time

  • Draft some sketch proposals

  • Visit other new Halls

  • Consult with RCCE


Another Store

Small Room

MAIN HALL

Store

Kitchen

Toilets

Entrance


Store

Small Room

MAIN HALL

Play Equip’t

Kitchen

Coffee Bar

Toilets

Entrance

Office


  • PART 2.

  • DEVELOPING THE DESIGN

  • Employ an Architect

  • Preparation of draft plan

  • Get an Order of Costs

  • Phasing?


Small Room

Store

Store

MAIN HALL

Play equip’t

Kitchen

Coffee Bar

Toilets

Entrance

Toilets

Office


PHASE 2

PHASE 1


  • PART 2.

  • DEVELOPING THE DESIGN

  • Employ an Architect

  • Preparation of draft plan

  • Get an Order of Costs

  • Phasing?

  • Publish Draft Ideas for reaction

  • Consider all Views


  • PART 2.

  • DEVELOPING THE DESIGN

  • Employ an Architect

  • Preparation of draft plan

  • Get an Order of Costs

  • Phasing?

  • Publish Draft Ideas for reaction

  • Consider all Views

  • Firm up on design & get permissions

  • Get fixed price quotes or tenders


1. GETTING ORGANISED

  • Appoint a Fundraising Co-ordinator

  • Split the work: Local & External

  • Local Fundraising needs a small team

  • Form an Activities Group for events


  • 1. GETTING ORGANISED

  • Appoint a Fundraising Co-ordinator

  • Split the work: Local & External

  • Local Fundraising needs a small team

  • Form an Activities Group for events

  • External Fundraiser for the big money

  • Agree the split between the two. [10:90]


A TARGET

Local Fundraising: 10%

External Fundraising: 90%



2. EXTERNAL FUNDRAISING project

  • Consult the many sources of funders

  • Compile a reference list of the best

  • Speak to them and ask:

    • Do they fund your sort of project?

    • Any specific criteria or priorities?

    • Can you get a copy of their policies?

    • Do they have an application form?

    • How much can you apply for?

    • When do they next meet?

    • Date of their deadline?


  • Trusts meet several times a year – don’t rush to make an average submission.

  • Take your time to make an excellent submission.

  • Don’t wait till the deadline.

  • Getting a scheme approved is a competition not a lottery; only the best are likely to be approved. Make yours one of the best!


2. EXTERNAL FUNDRAISING don’t rush to make an average submission.cont’d.

  • Make a Target List for your approaches

  • Draw up a funding strategy


TOTAL PROJECT COST: £235,000 don’t rush to make an average submission.

£5,000 Grange Farm

£5,000 B. Sunley

£5,000 C French

£10,000 Awards For All

£5,000 W. Farthing

£10,000

Essex Comm’ty Foundation

£7,500 Parish C.

£15,000 Essex Env Trust

£15,000 Garfield Weston

£15,000 Big Society

£45,000

Biffaward

£20,000

Fowler, Smith & Jones

£7,500 Tesco

£70,000 (own funds)


2. EXTERNAL FUNDRAISING don’t rush to make an average submission.cont’d.

  • Make a Target List for your approaches

  • Draw up a funding strategy

  • Apply for a specific amount from each

  • Put an appropriate spin on each bid

  • Invite a site visit


3. WHAT TO SEND don’t rush to make an average submission.

  • Short personal letter

  • Summary of project


3. WHAT TO SEND don’t rush to make an average submission.

  • Short personal letter

  • Summary of project

  • Completed application form

  • Attachments

  • Index for those attachments


4. THE ATTACHMENTS don’t rush to make an average submission.

  • Site Plan

  • Drawings of project

  • Relevant photographs

  • A Business Plan

  • Background of your organisation

  • Funding strategy

  • Quotations/Tenders

  • Audited accounts

  • List of present users/ bookings

  • Copies of necessary permissions


THE MIND SET don’t rush to make an average submission.

  • Have the Vision.

  • Get the Project Right.

  • Do Not Compromise!

  • Have the Courage.

  • Cultivate the Dream

  • Fundraise with Faith.


  • Make personal contact with each funding body. don’t rush to make an average submission.

  • Stick to their Guidance Notes.

  • Seek a meeting on site.

  • Never send an impersonal letter.

  • Submit all that is requested.

  • Include a Business Plan in your submission.

  • Index those attachments.

  • Do not build till you have all the funding.

  • Celebrate every milestone achieved.

  • Stay in touch with your funding bodies.


Keep the FUN in FUNDRAISING don’t rush to make an average submission.

Even hard work can become enjoyable with a little bit of humour!


Keith Derry don’t rush to make an average submission.

Contact: Mondays & Tuesdays: 01245 265555

www.essexenvironmenttrust.org.uk


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