Time running out to apply to be a core funded organisation

Release Date: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:30

The deadline for local organisations to apply to be considered as one of Corby Borough Council’s core funded organisations is fast approaching, closing at 5pm on Friday 30th November 2018.


Corby Borough Council currently supports nine Core Organisations through its One Corby Grants Budget. The three year service level agreements that are currently in place with these organisations are due to end on the 31st March 2019. Therefore, Corby Borough Council is inviting organisations within the Corby Borough to apply to be considered as a core funded organisation.


For the Purpose of Corby Borough Council’s One Corby Grants, a Core Organisation is defined as:


“A voluntary or community-based not for profit group that provides an important or essential service for the benefit of people or places within the Corby Borough”.


A Core Organisation must be able to clearly demonstrate how it links to the current Corporate Plan Priorities 2015-2020.


Core Organisations must also be able to demonstrate how they meet and respond to the needs of their users and show that they are committed to sustainability, continuous quality improvement, good governance and sound financial accountability. They should aspire to be exemplars and models of good practice within the community voluntary sector in Corby.


Corby Borough Council recognises that where possible up to 5 year funding agreements should be agreed to not only support financial sustainability for core organisations but to also demonstrate our commitment to these organisations as strategic partners in improving the quality of life for people in the Borough.


The very nature of changing priorities and community needs mean that from time to time the number and type of organisations deemed as ‘Core’ will need to be reviewed and considered by the Grants Committee.


To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be able to explain how their organisation will meet at least one of the Corporate Plan priority theme(s) of:


Promote Healthier, Safer and Stronger Communities

Regeneration and Economic Growth

Inspiring a Future

Delivering Excellence

Environment and Climate Change


Corby Borough Council’s Lead Member for Community, Cllr John McGhee, said:


‘It is time for us to review our core funding and therefore this gives other organisations within the Borough the opportunity to apply to be considered. The voluntary sector makes a big difference and contribution to life in the Borough so we are extremely pleased to be able to support them in this way.’


To be considered for a Core Organisation, an application form must be fully completed, this can be downloaded from www.corby.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture/core-organisation-funding


Alternatively a word copy can be requested by calling 01536 464042 or email culture.leisure@corby.gov.uk.


The criteria for eligibility can also be viewed online.


Closing date for all applications is 5pm on Friday 30th November 2018.




Notes to Editors:


The current 9 Core funded organisations are as follows:


Citizens Advice Services Corby & Kettering, Northamptonshire Sunflower Centre, The Teamwork Trust, The Wildlife Trust BCN, Groundwork Northants, Homestart, Maplefields Circle of Friends, Corby Voluntary and Community Services and Nsport.

More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Kim Buzzard, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email kim.buzzard@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Wednesday 21st November 2018 10:29:14 AM
Review date: Tuesday 10th November 2020 10:28:28 AM