We have grants available to support residents living in the HAVA area and to fund groups/ organisations with ideas of how to improve the area or offer positive experiences for the people who live here. Full guidance notes are available for you to check eligibility. We ask every recipient of a grant to complete an evaluation form so we are able learn about the challenges and successes of the funding.
We are available to help you complete these forms and to discuss any questions you might have. Visit the HAVA office or email / phone us for support. The contact us page has all the details you need.
Grants are available to individuals / groups who meet the criteria of our themed sub-groups. These grants are to fund activity of an individal or group which support the improvment of health and wellbeing or education and employment in the HAVA area.
This could be an idea to improve the look of the area; a project to bring people together; to do some sort of activity together; it could be to specifically work with young people, adults or older people. If you have an idea – ask us & we can help you.
We don’t offer these grants in isolation. HAVA offer you the support to find the right course or work experience. We can help you with forms or other paperwork and can put you in touch with other agencies if needed.
We ask for some details on a simple form, which we can help you complete. Below are the crieria for each theme.
Health & Wellbeing
The HAVA grant fund has been made available to provide financial support to local community groups/residents and businesses. The fund is administered through the HAVA board using this guidance and application process. Applicants can apply for up to £1000.
Our priorities are:
Improve Mental Wellbeing
Improve Physical Wellbeing
Improve Community Cohesion
Education & Employment
The HAVA grant fund has been made available to provide financial support to local residents and community groups. The fund is administered through the HAVA board using this guidance and application process. Applicants can apply for up to £500.
Our priorities are:
Opportunities for further education and developing employability skills
Reducing / removing barriers to employment
Working with young people to maintain engagement with learning
Education & Employment Application Form
Education & Employment Guidance Notes
The documents above are not currently available online - please contact the HAVA office to request these.
How Grants are decided
When you complete your Grant form use the Guidance Notes document to help you or ask at the HAVA office. If your request fits one of our priorities the form will be submitted to the relevant group. This group meet monthly & review all applications & can make a final decision on the grants in this meeting, or they may ask for more information. Once this has been satisfied it will go to the next full HAVA Board meeting (monthly) for final approval.
When you receive a grant from HAVA, are committing to the terms given in the guidance notes and we will also send you a final evaluation form for completion.