Kick the Dust - Frequently Asked Questions

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We will post some frequently asked questions and answers here over a few posts. Please do ask any further questions that you may have…

View Melissa Strauss's profile Melissa Strauss Nov 9 2016 - 2:21pm
  1. Who can we fund?

    Who can be a lead applicant?

    All lead applicants must be not-for-profit. We expect most lead applicants would be youth or heritage organisations. However, other organisations could apply. Local Authority services can apply, although schools and other formal educational institutions cannot be a lead applicant.

    What do you mean by heritage organisation?

    Heritage organisations are those whose main purpose relates to conserving, managing and promoting heritage. Examples include museums and archives, wildlife organisations and parks, local history societies and archaeology groups, and organisations and agencies that look after historic buildings and monuments, landscapes or industrial sites.

    What do you mean by youth organisation?

    Youth organisations are focused on the needs of young people, with their main purpose to support young people to achieve their potential. They include youth groups and clubs, and organisations and agencies that promote youth work and participation, or provide opportunities and help specifically for young people under-25.

    Are lead applicants required to have a minimum cash flow?

    There is no minimum or maximum cash flow for lead applicants. However, we will look at the capacity of the lead organisation to manage the grant requested.

    Can we apply if we already have another grant from you/application in process at the moment?

    Yes, however we will look at your capacity to deliver a Kick the Dust project in addition to any others we are currently funding.

    Can schools apply?

    Educational institutions, such as schools and colleges, cannot be lead applicants on Kick the Dust projects. However, they can be partners within a consortium, and may be important means of recruiting and supporting young people on some projects.

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  3. Partners

    What kinds of organisations can be partners?

    We expect a consortium to involve both heritage and youth organisations, but other types of organisations can also be partners. For example this could include community organisations and other services, such as those related to housing, employment or health. It could also include local businesses, or private owners of heritage. It depends on the focus of your project and the partners that you will need to deliver this.

    Can you be part of more than one consortium?

    Yes, an organisation can be part of more than one consortium. However, we would look at your capacity to be involved in more than one project. We will also be looking to spread the benefits of the programme across a range of organisations, so this might be worth bearing in mind.

    How many partners can there be in a consortium?

    You will need a minimum of three partners in your consortium. There is no maximum number of partners, but it needs to be manageable. You may want to add partners during delivery of your project as the need for different types of input arise.

    Will HLF do any match-making/brokerage?

    We have published a list of all delegates to the information workshops across the UK on our online community, and this is a good place to start looking for other interested organisations. You can also post a request for possible partners on the online community directly yourself. Some regional and country teams may know of other contacts, but again posting a query on the online community is an easy way to get in touch with us.

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    If you're looking for a partner, or you are interested in becoming a partner on a Kick the Dust! project, we've started this thread so you can make connections with each other.

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  7. Budgets and costs

    What happens if a high level of resource is needed to engage the young people that we want to work with?

    We recognise that many groups of young people will require support that can involve higher costs than other groups. For example, this could include young disabled people, vulnerable young people and those living in rural areas with limited transport. We can pay for the resources needed to engage a wide range of young people. Please be clear in your application what these costs are for and why they are needed.

    Can capital costs be included?

    You can include limited capital costs on a Kick the Dust project. The focus of the project should be on young people and building the skills of heritage organisations to work with young people. We are unlikely to fund a project where capital development is the main objective through this programme. However, a Kick the Dust project could include activities with capital costs, such as creating an exhibition, nature conservation or restoring a monument.

    Is match funding required?

    We ask you to make a contribution towards your project. We describe this as ‘partnership funding’ and it can be made up of cash, volunteer time, non-cash contributions, or a combination of all of these. Some of your partnership funding must be from your own organisation’s resources. Under this programme you must contribute at least 5% of the costs of your development phase and 5% of the costs of your delivery phase.

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  9. A few more frequent questions…

    How many projects will HLF fund in my region or country?

    We hope to fund a good spread of projects, with activity across all regions and countries. We will also be looking to see a variety of heritage, and a wide range of young people engaged across the projects as whole. However, we will also have a strong focus on the quality of applications, and will not prioritise the range of projects over the benefits for the young people and organisations involved.

    Can a project relate to work we are already doing?

    Yes. We will be looking for projects that take risks and test models of practice, but we also recognise the value in building on your existing work and success. We can fund projects relating to existing work as long as this is being expanded in some way, for example refining your approach through evaluation, working with new young people or partners, and/or expanding the model in a different area.  

    How many young people should we involve in a project?

    There is no set number of young people expected to take part in a project. We recognise that some groups of young people require intensive support, and that some activities are better with small groups of participants. Sometimes it is better to involve a limited number of young people in an intensive way, than to engage large numbers with a limited amount of contact. We would expect the number of young people in your project to reflect the needs of those involved, and the levels of activity or engagement.

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