ROOM HIRE: GOOGLE GRANT SCHEME
VAC has been funded by Google to help small organisations pay for premises to run their organisation, deliver training and hold meetings and community focused events.
The intention is to help small voluntary and community organisations get back into buildings by helping them afford the cost of hot-desking or hire fee of meeting space. Tech advice is available from Google for groups wanting to run ‘blended’ events and meetings, and VAC can assist with any risk assessment if venues require this from the hirer
VAC is administering the scheme. Our intention is to keep the process as simple as possible to minimise any administrative burden on the groups, VAC and of course the organisations providing space.
If you are looking for room hire covered by the scheme, you can search our Room Hire Directory to find the organisations taking part in the scheme in your area. You will then need to contact the organisation directly to make the booking.
Once the booking has taken place, the venue then invoices VAC in the normal way, rather than invoicing you directly. VAC will arrange payment on your behalf up to the eligible booking amount. Any subsequent and substantial changes to the amount payable from the Grant Scheme will need to be re-approved by VAC.
As a community organisation offering space in Camden, you will already have been contacted by VAC to ensure you are happy to take part in the scheme. If you haven’t been contacted by VAC but would like to take place in the Scheme, please get in contact with email@example.com. Organisations taking part in the scheme can be found on our Room Hire Directory.
Room hirers are responsible for checking the group is eligible under the terms above.
To apply for the grant, please complete our online application form ensuring all the eligibility information has been completed.
We will let you know that the grant application has been approved. VAC will arrange payment on the Group’s behalf up to the amount requested in the application form. Any substantial changes to this amount will need to be approved by VAC first before confirming the booking with the Group. This is to ensure there are sufficient funds left within the bursary to pay for the booking.