Outcome of the Haringey Voluntary Sector Investment Fund 2012-2015
About the Haringey Voluntary Sector Investment Fund (HVSIF)
Haringey Council wanted to invest in entrepreneurial, innovative and sustainable local organisations, that would help to meet the following outcomes, which are in line with the Council’s priorities.
Health and Wellbeing Strategy - proposed outcomes:
- Give every child the best start in life
- A reduced gap in life expectancy
- Improved mental health and wellbeing
Voluntary Sector Strategy outcomes:
- People and communities empowered to take control of their lives: To support the development of valuable social networks, recognising the key role the Voluntary Sector has to play, to deliver high quality support and services
- Fairer access to assets and community spaces: by providing support to enable Voluntary Sector organisations to access and to share high quality premises
See the Voluntary Sector Strategy 2011-16 (PDF 267KB) for more information.
The benefits we want to see in return for council funding
We want our funding to make a difference in a number of ways. The types of benefits to be achieved from the broad range of organisations we have awarded funding to are:
- A range of activities which promote fairness and wellbeing in Haringey; addresses the needs of low income residents and disadvantaged communities, and reduce health inequalities;
- The most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our community enabled to access the support and services they need to improve life chances, health and wellbeing;
- A larger number of Haringey residents contributing to and benefiting from their communities through involvement with local organisations;
- More volunteering opportunities across the borough, helping to strengthen local civil society and to improve the life chances of local residents;
- Supporting people into work and training;
- Greater use of community facilities by all of Haringey’s communities, particularly socially excluded, vulnerable and newly formed groups;
- Promote social inclusion and equality of opportunity;
- Strong and well-supported local organisations that are in a position to provide high quality services and to make a significant contribution to well-functioning and cohesive communities;
- The development of more consortia and partnership working;
- Additional funding and resources brought into the borough by enterprising local organisations being used to benefit local residents; and
- More effective, efficient management and governance, including better communication between organisations, more efficient sharing of resources, more widespread evidence of quality assurance and greater cost-effectiveness overall.
Successful applications to the HVSIF
64 applications were considered. Of these, 24 were awarded funding. Consideration for an award of funding was made on the basis of:
- The quality and value of the application against competing bids
- The assessment of the information supplied ie how need was identified, how outcomes would be achieved and measured, the quality of financial information and business plans
- The contribution towards the Council’s aims and outcomes of its strategic priorities
The following organisations were awarded funding:
- Action for Kids
- Age UK Haringey
- Cypriot Community Centre
- Greek Cypriot Women’s Centre
- Haringey Chinese Centre
- Haringey Disability First Consortium
- Haringey Irish Cultural Community Centre
- Haringey Mencap
- Haringey Play
- Haringey Race and Equality Council
- Haringey Shed
- HARRP Trust
- Hornsey Vale
- Ilse Amlot Women and Children’s Centre
- MIND in Haringey
- Open Door
- Royal London Society for Blind People
- Teens and Toddlers
- The Council of Asian People
- The Markfield Project
- The Nia Project
- Turkish Cypriot Women’s Project
Download the successful HVSIF applicants 2012-2015 document (PDF, 3MB) to see detailed project descriptions and contact information for each successful applicant.
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