Elmbridge Community Fund

Iris Simmons Community Award Fund

Community fund in memory of Iris Simmons, former Mayor of Elmbridge. Offers grants for community projects for older people in Elmbridge.

Crown Simmons Housing has been working with Elmbridge Borough Council to launch a community grant scheme that recognises the work of Iris Simmons, the former Mayor of Elmbridge, in improving housing conditions and the well-being of older people in Elmbridge.

This award will provide community projects supporting older people in Elmbridge a grant from a fund of £1,000.

Crown Simmons Housing is inviting non-profit organisations and individuals to apply for funding for projects (that have a link to housing) that support older people in Elmbridge.

The link to housing can come in a variety of forms, whether it is projects that help older people who cannot afford fuel, or helping people stay independant in their own homes.

Deadline  now expired.

The information below shows some of the areas that could be funded with the money if won:

  • Addressing Fuel poverty (advice and information)
  • Reducing Social Isolation
  • Enabling IT access (training in the home)
  • Improving Health in the home (nutrition and hydration)
  • Safety in the home (home safety checks, advice on trip hazards)
  • Funding to support a club to undertake outings/social events
  • A special project/ equipment / general community initiative to support older people
  • Projects supporting older people to share their skills with their local community to meet their needs

 The winning application(s) must:

  • Support Older people 
  • Target Elmbridge residents 
  • Priority will be given to projects with a strong link to housing 
  • be a non-profit making voluntary organisation/group/individual 

 What could be funded:

  • Sessional staff costs
  • Projects with capital costs e.g. printing leaflets, equipment
  • Volunteer expenses
  • A project that builds on an existing service
  • A new initiative

 What will not be funded:

  • On-going staff costs 
  • Existing activities except where the project is building upon the existing service 
  • Where the Iris Simmons Community award funding forms less than 50% of the total cost of the project (this is in regards to match funding i.e. this fund must equate to at least 50% of the costs of the project). 

The maximum any one organisation or individual can apply for is £1,000. Multiple projects may win if their combined application is for less than £1,000 (for example, two winning projects could be given £500 each).

If you have any questions about the award, please contact Elizabeth MacLeod at the organisation on 01372 461449 or contact us with the subject title FAO: Elizabeth MacLeod.

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