At the last meeting of the Small Community Groups Network, there was a discussion about people’s experiences of applying to the council's annual grants programme for funding. The network felt that people who didn’t attend the meeting should also be offered a chance to share their own views and experiences, which is the reason for this email. We also learnt at the meeting that the council are currently reviewing the priorities of the grants team, within a wider review of the Communities and Equality Team where the grants team sits. There are several ways you can have your say:
It's not often we get the opportunity to provide such direct feedback to help shape a Council service, especially in the current climate so I hope you find this a useful opportunity.
Message from Richard Tuset (Head of Policy, Performance & Analysis) regarding the council’s survey:
“As the survey is restricted to community and voluntary sector organisations, the link that you will receive will be personalised and uniquely tied to your e-mail address. Please rest assured that the information you give us will only be used as part of this review and will be kept completely confidential. No individuals will be identified as part of the analysis and reporting processes.
Completion of the survey should take approximately 15 minutes. The deadline for submission is 17:00 on Wednesday 20 March 2013. “