Community Development: Supporting your idea or project
It is often useful to gather letters or emails of support from various sources when developing a community project, especially to accompany funding applications. This will help to provide evidence that those who are set to benefit from the project believe it is a good idea and that there is confidence that the project can be successfully delivered by the group or organisation leading it. Letters of support can also provide assurance that the project aligns with existing local strategies, complements other local provision and to validate any commitments of partnership working.
You can request a letter of support from us for your community project by contacting the Community Development Team with details about your project and funding application (if relevant).
The project proposal will be shared with the Senior Leadership Team and cascaded to relevant officers across all council services for comments. These will then be collated into a singular response provided in a Denbighshire County Council headed letter.
When reviewing community project proposals, consideration will be given to:
- the strategic fit of the project
- whether the reasons for the project are sound and evidenced
- opportunities for collaboration
- any duplication or saturation of this type of project activity in an area
- whether there are any identifiable gaps in the project
- confidence in the project delivery
- whether the project at odds with the aims of the Council
If you think that it would be useful to request a letter of support from DCC for your community project please contact the Community Development Team with details about your project and funding application (if relevant) via email firstname.lastname@example.org