We're interested in innovative & enterprising projects that support the local economy and will achieve wider benefits for residents & businesses. These projects should help us to achieve key objectives & outcomes in the Council's Local Economic Plan & Corporate Plan..
The Corporate Plan, sets out the vision & ambitions for the area & has 3 broad outcomes ensuring for North Somerset residents: Prosperity & Opportunity; Health & Well-being; Quality Places.The Economic Plan sets out the ambition for a vibrant & successful place to live work & study with a distinct identity & quality of place that attracts & retains enterprise, investment, young people & visitors. The 5 key objectives are to:
Create conditions for higher value local employment
Grow & enhance competitiveness of our business base
Foster a culture of enterprise, innovation & aspiration
Enhance the areas skills profile
Nurture & build on the areas distinctive identity.
We'll be assessing & scoring projects in a number of different ways & based upon the following:
1. Evidence of need for the project and how will the project address this?
2. Level of community & business engagement - is there good support for your project?
3. Expected impact of your project on the local area & local economy - who will benefit and how?
4. Are the costs clear, represent good value for money & written quotes provided for larger items?
5. The sustainability of the project following completion i.e. on-going maintenance, who is going to do it & how will it be paid for?
6. Project Management & delivery - a clear approach to delivering the project, timescales for delivery & responsible persons.
7. Ongoing sources of funding have been identified if vital to continuation of the project/activity
8. How the impact of the project will be measured and monitored.
9. Alignment to the North Somerset Corporate Plan & The Economic Plan
Cash: Up to £2,500 pledged directly to your project on Spacehive. Skills: GLL Qualified Instructors & Coaches, staff time, specialist expertise to help you develop or deliver your project idea. Stuff: Use of our facilities, free activities (Swimming, Gym e.t.c), monthly membership discounts, Internal training places.