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The applications for the 2020 Drehid Grant Scheme is now closed. Any forms received after 5p.m. on Friday March 6th will not be considered.

 

Assessments and approval will be taking place over the next few weeks, you should receive a response by late April/early May

 

Further information can be found in our guidelines and FAQs.

 

2020 Drehid Community Grant Guidelines

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Drehid 9km Radius Map

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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 2020 be advertised? 

What is the closing date for receipt of applications? 

Where can I access the application form and guidelines?

What is the Public Participation Network (PPN) number for my group?

What are the advantages to registering for PPN?

How can the group register with 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 key communities of Prosperous, Johnstownbridge, Carbury and Kilmeague form the outside boundary of the target area.  Grants will 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 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.

 

- Applications for grant support may entail projects which are undertaken over a number of years or are going through 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 2020 be advertised? 

The Drehid Grant Scheme will be advertised by the end of January 2020.

 

What is the closing date for receipt of applications? 

5.00 p.m. on Friday 6th March, 2020 is the closing date for all Drehid Grant applications.

 

Where can I access the application form and guidelines?

- Click here for Application form. 

 

- Click here for Guidelines.

 

What is the Public Participation Network (PPN) number for my group?

If you are registered on Public Participation Network (PPN) but do not know your number you can find it here.

If you are not registered, please visit the PPN website and register your group now. It only takes 10 minutes. You can find the online registration form here

 

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 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 three members. Full details on registration may be found here

 

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 BIC and IBAN.
  • Tax clearance details (for grants €10,000 and over) please click here for information.
  • All copies of proof of spend for previous grants awarded must be submitted to Economic, Community & Cultural Development Department before consideration of payment of 2020 grant.
  • Applications may be submitted by email to drehidgrants@kildarecoco.ie or to Drehid Grant Scheme, Economic, Community & Cultural Development Department , Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X77F on or before the closing date (5.00 p.m. Friday, 6th March 2020).
  • 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 group’s account after each year. To reactivate the account, we require confirmation of your group’s 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.
  • Expenditure incurred prior to grant approval will not be funded.
  • Residents’ associations.
  • Lawnmowers, annual plants, entertainment expenses, training costs, Christmas parties, outings, travel costs and clothing are not funded.
  • In relation to schools or Parent Teacher Associations - works, projects or equipment which are deemed the financial responsibility of the Department of Education and Skills

 

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 a meeting of Clane/Maynooth municipal district for approval.

 

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

- Applications €1,500 or under must include 1 quotation.

- Applications for between €1,501 & €5,000 must supply 2 quotations.

- Applications for over €5,001 must include 3 quotations.

*All applicants requesting over €5,000 must supply a three-year project plan.

 

  • Quotations will be required if the value of any one item exceeds €1,000.
  • Quotations must be addressed to the group applying for funding.
  • Quotations must be on company headed paper and include VAT number.
  • 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 meeting of Clane/Maynooth municipal district which will be in April.

 

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 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 which 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 Economic, Community & Cultural Development Department, Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 X77F.
  • On completion of the project, official proof of spend must be submitted 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.
  • Invoices marked paid with company stamp showing a zero balance are acceptable as proof of spend. Till receipts are accepted.  All proof of spend must correspond with final project costs submitted for agreed work. Documentation must be produced by 30th October 2020.
  • All funded activities must be located in County Kildare within the 9km radius. Prosperous, Johnstownbridge, Carbury and Kilmeague form the outside boundary of the target area, 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 Kildare County Council.
  • All applications must be made on an official application form and submitted to Kildare County Council by email drehidgrants@kildarecoco.ie or to Drehid Grant Scheme, Economic, Community & Cultural Development Department, Level 7, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare, W91 X77F.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Clearance Certificate Information

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