Applications will be judged against the following criteria:
1. Extent to which the application meets our objectives (max 10 points):
- Impact on climate change and reduction in fossil fuel use
- Increase in local resilience, i.e. less reliance on global markets and non-renewable resources
- Greater local knowledge and awareness of sustainability issues
- Contribution to the circular economy
2. Credibility of applicant and project managers (max 5 points):
- Strategic vision
- Financial management
- Operational resource
- Track record
3. Value for money (max 5 points):
Efficiency and effectiveness. To judge this we need:
- A reasonable breakdown of costs and evidence that they have been adequately researched
- Information about how many people are involved, the breadth of engagement in the community, and the scale of expected benefits
- Evidence of partnership working
- Likelihood of success, taking account of any preliminary research already undertaken
- Scale of likely benefits compared with the amount of grant requested.
- Ensure your outcomes are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely
- Contribution from the project group. Depending on the nature of the project, this might be volunteer hours and effort, local fundraising, donated supplies, etc
4. Lasting benefits arising from project (max 5 points):
- Lasting outcomes
- Continuation of project beyond funded period
5. Extent of any negative implications against Pebble Trust objectives (max 5 points).
6. Working towards fairer communities and societies (max 5 points).
- We are working on listening, learning and reflecting on the ways in which inequality, inequity, racism, and uneven distributions of power are woven into structures and institutions in society. We are currently reviewing our own processes to ensure that we are actioning our commitment to fairness. We will be looking to our grantees, our prospective applicants, and those we work closely with to share learnings on this. Please comment on your efforts, learnings or interests in advancing fairness, equity, and justice.