Services for Young Children (2 Year Olds) Revenue Fund- Application notes
To apply electronically, you must have a valid email address.
Please download / print and read the application pack and additional information form before completing the online form. Both forms must be completed and submitted.
Contact details for you organisation (Questions 1 – 6)
Question 1 Department/grant programme
Select Children’s Services SfYC (2 Year Olds) Revenue Grants 2013-2014
Question 2a Contact details
Provide contact details for the applying organisation. This needs to be the organisation who is responsible for administering and accounting for any grant awarded.
Question 3 Your Organisation
Please tick the appropriate boxes adding registration numbers if applicable. Please include your Ofsted URN in the Ofsted Registration box and add your DCSF Early Years URN number in the box next to “other”.
Your Project (Questions 7 – 10)
Question 7 Title of Project
This should be the name of your project, service, activity or resource.
Question 8a Summary of your project
Please describe the reason for applying for this grant. Please also indicate if you are already approved or waiting to be approved to be eligible to take funded 2 year olds.
Question 8b Details of your project
Please review the information on the type of applications that will be accepted and the grant criteria in the application pack. Describe in detail what the grant will be used for (if awarded) e.g. what equipment will be purchased and any other relevant information about how your setting meets the criteria. If you have any questions please speak to your local CDC or BSO.
Please also indicate here if this revenue application is linked to a current capital application.
Question 8c Project outcomes
- current number of hours currently offered to two year old two per week
- if you propose to increase how many hour in total you propose to offer per week.
- Current number of two year old places
- if increasing how many additional 2 year old children you will be offering.
Please indicate here the name of any person from your SfYC Local Development Team that you have discussed your resource needs and this application.
Question 8d How you involved service users in the development of your project
Please tell us how you have consulted with your local community, children’s centre(s) and support agencies with regards to the works you plan to do. How do you know that service users want/need this and that you are the best placed to provide this? Here you can tell us about any feedback you have received.
Question 9 Project dates and frequency
Please give the estimated start and finish dates of the project or state ‘ongoing’. Please note that we do not fund retrospectively.
Finance (Questions 11 – 15)
Question 11 Financial reserves
“Unrestricted” and “undesignated” funds means funding you have available that is not required to be used for specific purposes i.e. they are “free” from restriction. In your last set of audited accounts did your organisation have reserves? If yes, please detail these here.
Question 12 Cost detail
Please give the full estimated costs of your project and include any VAT costs that are not recoverable.
Please note that any grant awarded in principle will be based on the costs quoted in this form which should be supported by quotes and a business or financial plan if appropriate.
Projects cannot be funded in retrospect and hence should not be started until any funding is approved. If the final project costs are less than quoted, a proportionate reduction in grant funding will be applied.
Question 13 Income
Please give information on all sources of funding for this project, stating clearly whether funding has been confirmed or in progress and when the decision is expected.
Question 14a Project finance summary
A summary of the projects income and expenditure will be automatically calculated using your responses to questions 12 and 13 (online application form only). Please detail how much you are requesting remembering the criteria detailed above. An additional breakdown is requested on the Additional Information Form so please ensure total amount requested are the same.
General information (Questions 16 – 20)
Question 20 Equalities
Please answer all three parts as best you can. We are not looking for comprehensive policies – just some bullet points, for example: thorough training; information sessions, staff guidebook etc. In addition to information about your policies and procedures please outline how the aims of your project will contribute towards a, b and c.
Examples of things which may be relevant to include are:
- We have an equality and diversity policy. We ensure our staff receive equalities and diversity training. We actively encourage and support all sectors of the community including those having protected characteristics to take part in this project.
- We have an open and transparent recruitment and promotion policy.
- The organisation’s culture fully embraces diversity.
- Our constitution/ this project focuses on fostering good community relations across all sectors of society by...
- This project will advance equality of opportunity for everyone by…
Documentation to be submitted
You only need to send the same document once over 12 month period. If you have sent us your documents in the last 12 months please tell us the grant type and reference number to which they were attached if possible.
We would appreciate electronic document attachments. If, however, you only have a paper copy please write this in the documentation section and send a paper copy to the Grant Administrator.
For all applications:
Financial / Business Plan if appropriate
A copy of the quotes for any resources / equipment
Copy of your most recent audited/independently examined annual accounts if grant request is over £1000
Monitoring Information (Questions 21-22)
This information will help us to plan and fund areas of work where there are significant gaps and needs. If you need to collect this information from your staff or service users then it is important that you give them a choice as to whether they choose to give this personal information.
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Services for Young Children
Hampshire County Council
Elizabeth II Court East
The Castle, Winchester