If you are a voluntary organisation, charity, CIC/CIO, statutory body or business and have a great project you would like to deliver in the Heart of Pitsea area, you can apply for funding by applying online to either of our 2 project proposal schemes

Our youth forum, Youth YOUnique Generation have designed and administer a rolling programme called The Pitsea Pound Pot which can be applied for at any time for small-scale projects aimed at young people and children. £200 is the minimum amount that can be applied for and the maximum is £1500. All decisions to move submitted proposals forward for this pot are made by our youth forum who are all teenagers.

Take a look at the Youth YOUnique Generation Pitsea Pound Pot promotional video here…

Although the remainder of the Heart of Pitsea National Lottery funding has now been budgeted for and allocated within our new Plan, the Heart of Pitsea Partnership Board are still open to receiving project proposals that are innovative, unique and designed for the benefit of local people.

Any project proposal must align with our Big Local outcomes, which are:

  • Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.
  • People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.
  • The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.
  • People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

In addition, projects must also address at least one of our two themes: Health, Wellbeing & Activities and Safer & Cleaner Community.

It is expected that all proposals will provide added value by including some kind of contribution to the project – this can be in the form of part funding, matched funding, volunteer time, in-kind resources or generated income. It is expected that projects will benefit those who live, work or go to school within the Heart of Pitsea area, though it is appreciated that a project may also impact on areas outside the boundaries in neighbouring areas.

If you would like to submit a project proposal to Youth YOUnique Generation or the Heart of Pitsea Partnership Board, you will need to complete our online Project Proposal form. All applicants require registration. You will then be provided with a unique password which will allow you to complete and save your proposal application in your own time and submit when you are ready.

Decisions to progress submitted proposals rest exclusively with resident members of our Partnership Board. Decisions are made no longer than six weeks after submission and applicants are notified of the outcome.

All applicants must read our Big Local Plan which sets out what we are trying to achieve. In addition, we have Project Proposal Guidance notes for both funding streams to help you fill in the online forms.


Download a copy of the Pitsea Pound Pot Guidance Notes

Complete our Pitsea Pound Pot Application Form

Download a copy of our Project Proposal Guidance Notes

Complete our Project Proposal Application Form