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.
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.
- 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. Contribution to the circular economy
- Please tell us how your project inputs and outputs contribute to the circular economy or what steps you have taken to consider and promote this - for example, we are keen to see where applicants avoid buying everything from new, borrow, re-purpose, buy second hand, reduce waste, make locally, etc
6. Extent of any negative implications against Pebble Trust objectives (max 5 points).