Tags: Funding

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Fund - councillor support

As you may be aware, the PCC launched their Commissioner's Fund last week, to align with the new Police and Crime Prevention Plan. The PCC are asking for applications from charities and other not for profit organisations – they can bid for up to £5k per year, for two years. All projects must address one or more of my new crime fighting priorities and contribute to community safety. Within... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 08 Feb 2022 17:53 by Alison Robinson

Tags: PCC, Police and Crime Commissioner, community engagement, engagement, funding

Cotswolds - grant scheme

Caring for the Cotswolds is now open for applications.

Caring for the Cotswolds is a grant scheme for the Cotswolds. It is managed by the Cotswolds National Landscape and supported by businesses and individuals who wish to keep the Cotswolds a special place to live, work and visit. The application form, guidance and project budget are available from the website: https://www.cotswoldsaonb.org.uk/looking-after/caring-for-the-cotswolds/apply-for-funding/... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:54 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AONB, area of natural beauty, cotswolds, funding

Gloucestershire Community Foundation - Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

About the Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund

This grant programme aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. It will offer local charitable and community organisations emergency funding to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.

Subject to available funds, our initial... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:08 by Alison Robinson

Tags: COVID19, Coronavirus, VCS, community and voluntary sector, community support, funding, news

Funding is available through CPRE Gloucestershire for Parish Councils and community groups in Gloucestershire east of the River Severn to help address the impact of Ash dieback.

Ash dieback is now widespread across the Cotswolds and in the Vale of Gloucester. It cannot be cured and a vast majority of ash trees will be lost over time. Ash is not only important in woodland it is also an important tree the landscape in hedgerows, fields, parks and open spaces. Gloucestershire east of the River Severn is the focus for this scheme as this is the area of the county where ash is... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: News, funding, trees

GAPTC newsletter December 2019

What can be found in our latest newsletter sent to our member councils:

  • Disciplinary and Grievance arrangements – updated guidance and policies
  • Consultation on strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments
  • Section 137 limit for 2020/21
  • Confidential minutes
  • Funding for replacements for ash trees
  • Clarification that local councils cannot fund repairs to church property
  • Declaring an interest... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:51 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Funding, GAPTC, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, S137, Training, consultation, guidance and policies

NALC Chief Executive's bulletin

Spending Round 2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid delivered the Spending Round 2019 on 4 September in Parliament, setting out departmental spending plans for 2020/21. Headlines for local government include: principal authorities will have access to a £1.5 million social care down payment next year; an increase in business rate baseline levels to match inflation; £54 million of new funding to reduce... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 13:46 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Certicate in Local Council Administration, CiLCA, DIS, Funding, National Association for Local Councils, News, Spending Round 2019, finance, scrutiny

GAPTC newsletter March 2019

Our informative newsletter was sent out to our member councils today and the contents included:

  • GAPTC 2019/20 subscription renewal form emailed – please look out for it
  • Congratulations to Gloucestershire achievers!
  • Reminder about purdah and the first meeting after elections
  • Gloucestershire VCS Alliance
  • NALC – legal update
  • New GAPTC email address - reminder
  • Details of new 'Buddying' system for... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Mar 2019 14:00 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Buddying, CiLCA, GAPTC, Grants, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Subscription request, funding, purdah, training

GAPTC Newsletter

General Data Protection Regulations

All member councils were sent a copy of the NALC toolkit which contains model policies and templates to use. NALC and SLCC are working together to clarify the situation on the role of the Data Protection Officer on a national basis and with the Bill going through the House of Commons recently, we hope to have more clarification soon. Until then review the information... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:52 by Alison Robinson

Tags: AGM, Data Protection, Funding, GDPR, LCAS, Local Council Award Scheme, NPPF, News, Training, Transparency, Transparency Fund, planning

Transparency Fund application success

The final successful grants to be awarded from the Transparency Fund are: -

Swell PC - £577.80

Shipton Moyne PC - £1,282.11

Tetbury Upton PC - £1,368.38

Bourton on the Hill - £735.00

Harescombe PC - £423.53

Pauntley PC - £340.82

Maisemore PC - £1,088.19

Leigh PC - £709.59

TOTAL - £6,525.42

Posted: Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:38 by Alison Robinson

Tags: Funding, Grants, NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, Transparency, Transparency Fund, compliance, website

Funding opportunities

The latest version of the Funding Opportunities bulletin is available on the Gloucestershire VCS Alliance website at https://www.glosvcsalliance.org.uk/external-funding-opportunities-bulletin/.

Key highlights:

  • Gloucester City Council has funding to support residents who are not currently involved in local community activities to develop projects using the asset based community development approach. Page... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 27 Feb 2018 15:16 by Alison Robinson

Tags: NALC, National Association for Local Councils, News, funding, funding opportunities