G8

G8 is a grant scheme supported by funds from the Federal, English, Scottish and Welsh Liberal Democrats. It’s managed by the G8 committee, which consists of one representative each from the Federal, Scottish, Welsh, ALDC and three from the English party. The party president appoints the chair and we serve the committee.

Kickstart subsidy: G8 funding is used to reduce the price of the first 125 places at each Kickstart Weekend. In recent years, it has also been used to fully fund the ‘future leaders’ programme.

Grants: These are not currently open for applications. Grants will be available for 2018 local election target wards – more details in the autumn.

Campaign support: This is not currently open for applications. Grants will be available for 2018 local election target wards – more details in the autumn.

 

ALDC Fighting Fund

Our Fighting Fund is made up entirely of individual donations. Find out more about making a donation and the difference your donation can make.

The ALDC Management Committee set the criteria for Fighting Fund grants with day-to-day management delegated to the Chief Executive. The fund spends what has been donated and grants can be made when money is available.

 

Local by-election fast track grant

The grant can be requested if you have a by-election in a marginal ward that you stand a genuine chance of winning, or is a realistic ward to gain within the next council cycle.

Criteria:

  • Only one application per year per council area
  • Person making application is a member of ALDC
  • The candidate must be a member of ALDC
  • Average grant of £200

Apply for fast track grant >

 

Volunteer by-election phone bank support

We run a weekly phone bank that is funded by the Fighting Fund. You can access the phone bank if you have a by-election in a marginal ward that you stand a genuine chance of winning, or is a realistic ward to gain within the next council cycle.

Criteria:

  • Only one application per year per council area
  • Person making application is a member of ALDC
  • The candidate must be a member of ALDC
  • Must be on Connect

Apply for phone bank support >

 

Start-up grants

We provide advice, training and a small start-up grant to help a new team starting out to get going. This is available to council areas or local parties with less than two Lib Dem councillors at present and amount to £200.

Apply for a start up grant >

 

ALDC local election appeal fund

This fund isn’t currently open for applications. The 2018 appeal will open in January.

The criteria for grants from the appeal is set by the ALDC management committee with day-to-day management delegated to the Chief Executive. The fund spends what has been donated and grants can be made to the maximum budget.

The 2018 criteria haven’t been set yet. In 2017, our appeal raised almost £8,000 which we spent supplying direct mail to winnable target wards.