The Jump2 Fund

Our Jump2 Fund provides grants of up to £250 (Jump2) or £1,000 (Jump2+) for projects and activities which benefit our residents, their families and our communities.

Jump2 can be used for:

  • Environmental Improvements e.g. communal planting schemes.
  • Social benefit e.g. equipment for community halls and play areas
  • One off events that can have a lasting impact
  • Hiring of facilities to provide activity to benefit a community
  • Transport to and from venues
  • School projects within a Melin Community
  • Education/training costs (Melin residents only) provided that the resident is not being supported by Melin on other projects.
If you would like to apply for funding download the appropriate application form below and return it by email or post to:

Jump2
Communities Team
Melin Homes
Ty’r Efail
Lower Mill Field
Pontypool
NP4 0XJ.

Application Guidance Notes

Who can apply?

Jump2 is open to Melin Residents, voluntary groups and not for profit organisations working within our communities in Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Monmouthshire Torfaen and Powys.

There are two levels of grant funding:

  • Up to £250; Download the Jump2 application form, which needs to be completed with quotes for any works obtained. A response to the request will be received within 10 working days.
  • Up to £1,000; Download the Jump2+ application form, which needs to be completed with quotes for any works obtained. Applications for this funding will be reviewed by the Grants Panel at the beginning of each month

If you are keen to further your career goals or boost your skills, Jump 2 can help with funds of:

Applications must demonstrate clearly the potential benefit to Melin residents and communities. If we have more applications than we can fund, grants will be awarded based on those that can provide the most benefit. We will ensure that a range of projects are supported. Please bear in mind that any issues relating to your tenancy will be taken into account when assessing your application.

Rules

  • Applicants must have a group/business account. 
  • Individual cheques will only be given to people claiming money to further their education. 
  • Melin’s logo must be used on any promotional material e.g. sports shirts. By accepting the grant you agree to take part in publicity and photographs to help promote Jump2
  • Grants must be used for the activity stated in the application and no other reason unless subsequently approved by our selection panel
  • You will need to supply quotes for any works within your application

The fund cannot be used for any of the following:

  • Sponsorships for charities or charity travel initiatives
  • Work on private property or land
  • To top up existing funds
  • To support political, religious or 'lobby' groups

How will I know if my bid has been successful?

Once our selection panel has met, you will be notified within 10 working days if your application has been successful or not.  

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