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 The 2018 Drehid grant scheme is now closed.

 

The 2019 scheme will be advertised in local media and posted here in early 2019 with a closing date in mid March. 

2018 Drehid Community Grant Guidelines

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Drehid 9km Radius Map

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Tax Clearance Certificate Information

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Drehid Grant Scheme FAQs

What is the purpose of the Drehid Grant Scheme?

Who is eligible to apply under the Drehid Grant Scheme?

When will the Drehid Grant Scheme for 2018 be advertised? 

What is the closing date for receipt of applications? 

What is new on the 2018 application form?

Where can I access the application form and guidelines?

What is the PPN for my group?

What are the advantages to registering for PPN?

How can the group register with Kildare Participation Network (PPN)?

How can the group apply for a grant?

Why does Kildare County Council need a copy of the group’s Bank or Credit Union Statement?

We sent a Bank/Credit Union Statement last year; do we need to send another?

Who / what is not funded under the Drehid Grant Scheme?

What are the criteria for assessing Drehid Grants?

How many quotations do I need to include with my application?

How will we be notified about the outcome of our application?

How will the grant be paid?

What other conditions must my group comply with?

 

 

What is the purpose of the Drehid Grant Scheme?

 

The purpose of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to community organisations located in County Kildare which are within a 9km radius of the Drehid Facility (the following key communities form the outside boundary of the target area, Prosperous, Johnstown Bridge, Carbury and Kilmeague) to fund environmental, recreational and community projects which will mitigate the impact of the landfill facility on the local community.  Click here for map.

 

Who is eligible to apply under the Drehid Grant Scheme?

 

- Organisations must be located or carry out the bulk of their activities within the defined 9km area.

 

- The group must be formally established and must be able to produce the following upon request:-

- Articles of Association or Minutes of AGM/Meetings.

- Committee Membership.

- Income & Expenditure Account.

- Confirmation of registration from Governing Body (if applicable).

- Insurance documents (if applicable).

 

- Applications for grant support may entail projects which are undertaken over a number of years or are going through a preparation, planning, design and implementation stages or are proceeding through a phased implementation approach e.g. building a community centre.

 

 

When will the Drehid Grant Scheme for 2018 be advertised? 

 

The Drehid Grant Scheme will be advertised in mid/end February 2018.

 

 

What is the closing date for receipt of applications? 

 

5pm on Friday, 6th April 2018 is the closing date for all Drehid Grant Applications.

 

 

What is new on the 2018 application form?

 

The 2018 application form includes for the first time:-

- Page 1 includes a brief description of the proposed project. 20 Words max please.

- Details of your groups’ PPN Registration Number (See separate question on this.)

- Grant Agreement Form which must be signed by the group’s Treasurer and another member. Any grant awarded will not be paid out without the completion of this form.

 

 

 

Where can I access the application form and guidelines?

 

- Click here for Application Form. 

 

- Click here for Guidelines.

 

 

What is the PPN for my group?

 

If you are registered on Kildare Participation Network (PPN) but do not know your number you can find same at http://www.kildareppn.ie/memberslist.asp.

If you are not registered, please visit the PPN website http://www.kildareppn.ie/index.asp and register your group now. It only takes 10 minutes.

 

 

What are the advantages to registering for PPN?

 

The PPN is the main link through which the local authority connects with the community/ voluntary, social inclusion and environmental sectors. For any Group to qualify for Council supports it must quote its PPN Registration Number. This will assist to streamline grant applications and creates opportunities for exchange of information.

 

 

How can the group register with Kildare Participation Network (PPN)?

 

In order to register for PPN groups must be voluntary, community based, non-party political, not for profit and active in County Kildare with at least 3 members. Full details on registration may be found at http://www.kildareppn.ie/index.asp

 

 

How can the group apply for a grant?

 

To make application for a grant the following must be submitted:

  • Fully completed and signed official Application form.  For a copy of this application form please click here.
  • A recent copy of the group’s Bank or Credit Union Statement showing the banks Sort Code and groups IBAN/Account Number.
  • Tax Clearance details (for grants €10,000 and over) please click here for information.
  • All copies of receipts for spending from previous grants awarded must have been submitted to Community and Culture Department.  Copy of invoices are not accepted as proof of spend. Applications from groups, who have not complied with this requirement, will not be considered. 
  • Applications may be submitted by email to drehidgrants@kildarecoco.ie or to Ciara Gallagher, Drehid Grant Scheme, Community & Culture Department, Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare on or before the closing date (5pm Friday, 6th April 2018).
  • Written quotations as appropriate for the sum being sought.  Submission of invalid quotations may affect the outcome of your application.  Click here for Guidelines.
  • Copies of Lease, Deeds, Planning Permission, Business Plans as appropriate.

 

Why does Kildare County Council need a copy of the group’s Bank or Credit Union Statement?

 

All payments of grants are made directly by EFT into your Bank or Credit Union Account. In order to verify the account details we require proof of this. You may simply send us the heading of a statement with the balance amounts blanked out.

 

 

We sent a Bank/Credit Union Statement last year; do we need to send another?

 

Yes, our Accounts Department will close the groups account after each year. To reactivate the account we require confirmation of your groups bank details, a bank statement is the most convenient way to ensure we have the correct details.

 

 

Who / what is not funded under the Drehid Grant Scheme?

  • Grants are not available to individuals/organisations that are engaged in business for profit activities.
  • Operational expenses e.g. rent, energy costs, insurance costs are not eligible for funding under the terms of the scheme.
  • Applications will be deemed ineligible if the application form is not fully completed.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Expenditure incurred prior to grant approval will not be funded.
  • Resident Associations.
  • Lawnmowers, annual plants, entertainment expenses, training costs, Christmas parties, outings, travel costs and clothing are not funded.

 

What are the criteria for assessing Drehid Grants?

 

- Each application will be assessed against set criteria and allocated marks by the Drehid Community Liaison Committee.  The final amount granted will be representative of the percentage of marks allocated to the applicant.

- Once assessment is completed recommendations will be sent to the Municipal Districts for approval.

 

 

How many quotations do I need to include with my application?

 

- Applications €1,499 or under must include 1 quotation.

- Applications for between €1,500 & €4,999 must supply 2 quotations.

- Applications for over €5,000 must include 3 quotations. *All applicants requesting over €5,000 must supply a 3 year Project Plan.

 

Quotations must be addressed to the group applying for funding

Quotations must be on company headed paper and include VAT number

n  Quotations must be comparable i.e. the specification must be itemised in each quote and must be for the same item and quantity.

Submission of invalid quotations may affect the outcome of your application.

 

 

 

How will we be notified about the outcome of our application?

 

Applicants will be informed in writing of the decisions after the Municipal District meetings.

 

 

How will the grant be paid?

 

- All payments from Kildare County Council will be paid by EFT directly into the group’s bank or Credit Union Account. Post Office Accounts are not acceptable.

Your Treasurer’s contact details (including email address) must be submitted on the application, as a remittance advice will only be sent to your group’s treasurer.

 

- Grants over €5,000 will only be paid once the project has been completed and receipts submitted. Part payment will be considered on large projects where staged/phased work is required.

 

- Projects granted under €5,000 will receive their grant prior to spend.  Any monies unspent must be returned to Kildare County Council.

 

 

What other conditions must my group comply with?

 

  • Consideration will be given to applications for grant support for projects which are undertaken over a number of years or are going through a preparation, planning, design and implementation stages or are proceeding through a phased implementation approach e.g. building a community centre.

 

  • Applications will be considered from groups who require matching funding to access national funding schemes such as the Sports Capital programme.

 

  • Applicants must provide information on who will manage the project and proof of experience of how the group have managed similar sized projects.

 

  • Recognition must be given to Kildare County Council and Drehid Waste Facility/ Bord Na Móna in any promotional material associated with the project. Kildare County Council/Drehid – Bord Na Móna Plaques are available for collection from Community & Culture Department, Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare.

 

  • On completion of projects official receipts marked “Paid" must be submitted together with a full project report detailing how the grant was utilised and how it benefitted the group, including photographs and a statement of income and expenditure. Copy of invoices is not accepted as proof of spend. Future applications will not be considered if this condition has not been met.

 

 

  • All funded activities must be located in County Kildare within the 9km radius (the following key communities form the outside boundary of the target area, Prosperous, Johnstown Bridge, Carbury and Kilmeague) see map here.

 

  • Any monies unspent must be returned to Kildare County Council.

 

  • No double funding from Kildare County Council sources will be allowed. However, groups can choose to combine this scheme with grant aid other than from KCC

 

  • All applications must be made on an official application form and submitted to Kildare County Council by email grants@kildarecoco.ie or to Ciara Gallagher, Drehid Grant Scheme, Community & Culture Department, Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare.

 

 

 

Standing Orders for Drehid Liaison Committee

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