Government, statutory agencies and Lottery distributors use local data to assess the relative merits of projects that are seeking funding from them. Therefore, it is important to understand your area’s needs and priorities when developing projects, and to explain clearly how the project addresses them in funding bids.
The links on this page direct you to documents and websites that provide information on local and regional needs and priorities.
Shropshire Partnership Community Strategy 2010-2020 is the primary Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) document and sets out the key aims that Shropshire’s statutory and third sector organisations are working towards between now and 2020.
Indices of Deprivation 2010 cover a wide range of indicators to assess social disadvantage and deprivation, and ultimately informs policy and investment decisions. The data drills down into ‘lower layer super output areas’ which differ and are smaller than the ward divisions of local authorities.
West Midlands Regional Observatory provides a complete single point of access to data, information and intelligence about the West Midlands region.
Fit4Funding (also known as the Charities Information Bureau) website provides 'Help & Advice' for community groups and voluntary organisations who are seeking funding. Services include information, support and advice, consultancy and training.
A business seeking finance needs to develop a robust business plan and marketing strategy to provide the financier, be it a bank or government body, with the confidence to invest in it. Refer to the guides that are downloadable on this page for assistance with business planning and marketing.
Please contact the team if you know of other useful resources that we could highlight.