How to apply
The British Cleaning Council has a limited grant budget of of £40,000 per year, and we seek to fund a number of different projects to a maximum value of £10,000 a year. Within this context, the British Cleaning Council will focus all funding on those projects that have the greatest impact on the British Cleaning Council’s strategic outcomes.
Only those projects that show clear added value to current delivery are likely to be successful so applications should highlight how they either enhance the profile of a professional and socially responsible cleaning industry.
Your project should:
- Projects increasing the positive profile of the cleaning industry
- Projects focused on promoting cleaning as a force for improved health and hygiene
What can we fund:-
Your project is potentially fundable if it meets the following criteria:
- Projects must be deliverable in a 12 month period from the date of our award letter.
- The project will be able to demonstrate it will support delivery of British Cleaning Council’s strategic outcomes of growing the profile of a professional cleaning industry, and the above projects
- Requests for funding may be made at any time and any value, (up to a maximum of £10,000, dependent on the value of grants already approved during that financial year) may be applied for.
- The maximum amount of money for all grants awarded in any financial year has a cap set at £40,000 for the period.
- A grant becomes ‘firm’ at the point at which council approves the project and finding.
- However, British Cleaning Council works on a biennial budget to fit in with its income stream from The Cleaning Show, and as a result applications may be rejected or scaled back if insufficient funds are available.
What we can’t fund
The following are examples of projects or costs we can not fund:
- are for objectives which fall outside of those recognised by the British Cleaning Council.
- relate to the general running costs of any member organisation. This includes day to day expenses such as rent, gas, electricity, water bills, and insurance costs.
- include endowments or loan repayments.
- repeat or regular events and existing activities
- cannot measure their impact on British Cleaning Council’s strategic outcomes.
- are a for substitute for public funds.
- are capital Projects. However the British Cleaning Council may consider taking a stake in a member’s business venture if it could provide a return. The Finance and Policy Committee will consider any applications of this nature on a case by case basis.
- do not have matched funding available.
- not be in support of British Cleaning Council’s policy positions
- wish to use grant funding as a long term subsidy to an ongoing activity
- cause the British Cleaning Council to run a reputation risk in supporting the activity
If you think you have an idea or plan that meets the criteria, then please get in touch today. Take a look here at how your project could take off.
Take a look at a great BCC Grant success story: Toilet App