The Trustees of the Rest Bay Convalescent Hotel (‘The Rest’), are winding up the affairs of the charity (registration no 227704) under the terms of its constitution, which requires that any funds remaining should be dispersed to a registered charity with similar aims and objectives; and have asked Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) to facilitate this transfer through a grant distribution process.
The Rest was founded in 1899 with the primary objective of providing convalescence to those in need. Subsequently new aims and objectives were approved by the Charity Commission:
- The relief of those persons in need by reasons of their age or ill-health, their carers and family, by the provision of (short term) care facilities.
- The provision of recreational and other day care facilities for the aged and infirm in the interests of social welfare with the object of improving their conditions of life.
The funding awarded, totalling around £500,000,will be in the form of one-off, unrestricted donations of up to £100,000 each to the selected charities, but the process of selection will be by a competitive grant process, with applications scored against a number of criteria, including compatibility of aims and objectives, track record and value for money.
Who can apply?
Your organisation can apply if:
- it is a registered charity;
- it has a constitution or set of rules, dated and signed as ‘adopted’ by the chair, or other senior office holder on behalf of the organisation:
- it has a bank account, in the name of the organisation, which requires at least two signatures;
- it can provide a copy of the most recent audited accounts or statement of income and expenditure signed as approved by the chair or other senior office holder;
- your organisation’s activity takes place in South Wales; specifically in at least one of the following unitary authority areas: Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Neath Port Talbot, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taff; Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan
- it provides support to individuals who are affected by ill health, work-limiting health conditions, disabilities or ageing and are in need of respite and / or recuperation. This could include carers and the families of those affected.
What can they apply for?
- Unrestricted funding to a maximum of £100,000.
When can they apply?
- By 4 pm on Monday 22 December 2014
- Please note: applications received after the closing time will not be considered.
Who cannot apply to the Rest grant scheme?
- Political organisations
- Public sector organisations such as local authorities, hospitals, universities
- Voluntary organisations that are not registered charities at the time of applying
- Organisations that cannot supply the identified essential policies
- Only one application per charity will be considered
- Any attempt to canvass individual Trustees of the Rest regarding an application to the scheme will make that application ineligible
- Any Trustee of the Rest with an interest in any application will be excluded from the decision making process
Further information can be found on the WCVA website or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.