RBG Adults and Older People’s Services Community Cohesion Grant

The fourth round of this funding pot is now closed

The deadline for applications was 27th March 2018 at 9am.

Please note if you are thinking about applying for funding in 2019 the guidance notes and application form have been altered for this funding round.

To obtain funding please read the Guidance Notes and the METRO GAVS Conditions of Grant Aid.

If you feel that you have a project that meets the requirements, please complete the application form. When developing the project, please be aware that you will need to fill in METRO GAVS Community Cohesion Grant Monitoring Report and provide case studies within one month of completing the project. A suggested Case Study Proforma is available here.

If you have any queries please contact gavs@metrocharity.org.uk or phone us on 020 8305 5000


Top Tips
a. Check your budgets add up
b. Concentrate your funding on adults
c. Be clear how the funding will enhance an event/project if this is part of a bigger scheme
d. Demonstrate clearly how you will work with vulnerable adults
e. Don’t tick all the outcome and priority boxes; focus in on one or two outcomes/priorities
f. Seek support from a METRO GAVS Development officer. Please note these METRO GAVS’ staff members when supporting you will not pass on any information about this support or the contents of the bid to the METRO Director of Strategy(Naomi Goldberg) to ensure the integrity of the grants panel
g. Make sure your management committee/board/trustees are aware of the bid and its contents
h. Ask someone who hasn’t been closely involved in writing the bid to read the bid through before you send it off
i. Be innovative
j. Complete all sections of the form
k. Be clear about how your application represents value for money
l. Please make sure that the monitoring processes you decide to use are explained and in particular you show how the monitoring will show any improvements the project has made to users’ lives