Consultation opens on the Member Awarded Funding (MAF) scheme The Member Awarded Funding (MAF) scheme funds projects in South Gloucestershire provided by voluntary and community groups, charities, social enterprises (VCSE) and Town and Parish Councils. In March 2016 the Council’s Environment and Community Services Committee agreed to implement the MAF scheme and this was launched later in the year. As part of this it was agreed that the MAF process would be reviewed initially after a twelve month period and thereafter as appropriate with any changes identified and implemented as required. It is essential that this scheme meets the Council’s legal obligations, provides transparency and clarity for local groups and safeguards public funding in a proportionate manner. However, it is also important that all users are able to comment on how the scheme has operated and, where changes are identified these are considered and applied as required to improve the system. Have your say: You can tell us your views on the operation of the MAF scheme by clicking on this MAF Review Survey link. This consultation is open from 3 September until 19 November 2018. The findings from this consultation and views gathered from Councillors will be considered at the Executive Member Meeting in December 2018. The survey is adaptive to smartphones, tablets and PCs and has an accessible version in plain text. If you need to complete the survey in another format or if you have any queries then please contact the Grants Helpline by emailing [email protected] or call 01454 865865.