Funding body information

Medway Council

Address:
Medway Council
Gun Wharf
Dock Road
Chatham
Kent
ME4 4TR
Telephone:
Phone 01634 306 000
Website:
http://www.medway.gov.uk

Point of contact:

Tracey Stephens, Voluntary Sector Co-ordinator, 01634 333185, tracey.stephens@medway.gov.uk
Corporate Funding Unit, 01634 332114 or 01634 332875, funding@medway.gov.uk

Schemes:

June 2015 - The council does not run any grant scheme at the moment. However, a list of various funding opportunities available to local organisations is available here.


Many local authorities are now moving away from grant-making and beginning to use commissioning as a way to distribute funding to the third sector. Local commissioners can be difficult to find and identify, however NAVCA have created a guide that may help: 'Finding your commissioner'

Voluntary Sector Funding Pages:

Voluntary and Community Organisations webpage

Alternative Funding Opportunities and Information

Guidance on Writing a Funding Application

Useful organisations:

North Kent Training Service (NKTS): www.nkts.co.uk

Medway CVS: www.cvsmedway.org.uk

Information relating to the council's grants is very basic. The information provided on the grant scheme running can be out of date, however staff dealing with this programme were easy to contact and were helpful in answering any enquiries.

The council does also provide a lot of advice on external funding, such as how to write a funding application, and also provides a directory of contact details for local voluntary organisations in the area.

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