All projects seeking support will be expected to complete a set of questions when pitching to the fund to determine the eligibility of their projects.
Typically projects can expect a pledge of up to £50,000 maximum 50% of the crowdfunding target, the Council will consider applying a premium to projects which are seeking to directly address climate change, the ecological emergency or providing direct support to vulnerable, up to a total of 50%.
Malvern District Council will consider these responses to determine if an activity is eligible. Projects will also need to demonstrate that they have local support for the activity proposed prior to project assessment, 6-8 weeks after the deadline. This will be through pledges offered on its spacehive campaign. You re therefore advised to start your campaign as soon as possible after the deadline. Projects are also able to upload funds raised offline and upload funds raised pre-campaign to evidence existing support.
Projects will need to evidence both fund eligibility and local support to be considered for a ledge by Malvern Hills District Council.
The District Council has committed the following principles in all of its work;
Rebuilding trust and confidence in the council by promoting a culture of openness and transparency.
Providing value for money for our residents and businesses by using our resources wisely and investing in the district’s fabric and future
Listening to the needs of our community, and acting on what we hear
The council retains its discretion to choose not to pledge against a project or to pledge a higher or lower sum.
Public bodies, such as Parish Councils, and schools – where they are delivering or hosting community projects – mainstream expenses such as salaries or replacement street furniture will not be supported.
Registered charities and exempt charities
Charitable incorporated organisations and community interest companies
Unincorporated community groups
Individuals – for community projects – not individuals for individual endeavour/benefit. Under 18s can create projects, but the project will need a project delivery manager – who takes responsibility for its delivering – over 18
We cannot fund
Commercial activity – activity delivered for private profit
Commercial organisations and exempt charities
Activity that is more properly the responsibility of other statutory organisations (eg social care; bus subsidies)
Party political promotion or activities
Activities related to religious worship. Faith groups may apply for non-religious activities but will need to demonstrate that the activity does not promote a religious view in any way and is inclusive
Our funding is designed to support projects, not ongoing costs. Projects may be broken down into different phases, where each individual phase can be delivered independently of the other. Annually occurring activities, such as annual events, are eligible, where each year is dependent upon securing funding.