Community Foundation Wales

Communities, Culture, Educating & Young People, Environment, Health |Clwyd, Dyfed, Gwent, Gwynedd, Mid Glamorgan, Powys, South Glamorgan, West Glamorgan

Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the five following outcomes:


  • Improving people’s chances in life
  • Building stronger communities
  • Improving rural and urban environments
  • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities
  • Preserving heritage and culture

This programme is OPEN.

This programme has two annual deadlines:

– 31st January

– 31st July 



 Click Here to start an Online Application Form in English

Click Here to start an Online Application Form in Welsh 


Remember to always read the criteria in full before applying to any grant scheme to make sure your organisation and project is eligible.

Community Foundation In Wales

Fund for Wales Opens for Applications

The Community Fund for Wales has announced that the next closing date for applications is the 31st January 2018. Grants of between £500 and £1,000 are available for small, volunteer-driven community groups whose projects aim to deliver one of the following outcomes:

  • Improving people’s chances in life
  • Building stronger communities
  • Improving rural and urban environments
  • Encouraging healthier and more active people and communities
  • Preserving heritage and culture.

This Fund is open to: constituted community-based charities and organisations (e.g. associations, social enterprises and clubs) whose beneficiaries are all in Wales, with an income of less than £100,000 in the latest reported financial year which are volunteer-driven and have no more than one full-time equivalent member of staff throughout the year. Read more at:,4AKTQ,J4CEJA,FPGUM,1



Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

MSCT Local Grant Round 29 is Open

Deadline: 12th January 2018 @ 12.00 Noon

MSCT was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Commission and its income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased by people attending public events at the Stadium in Cardiff. The Trust strives to enrich the quality of life in Welsh communities by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental and community-based projects that will have a lasting impression on the people who will benefit. The Trust achieves this by issuing grants to voluntary and charitable organisations throughout Wales.


Applicants may apply for up to £2,500.00 for grants where the beneficiaries come from one locality. Please visit the website for details and to down load an application form at: The guidelines are also on this page.

Comic Relief

Tech for Good Funding Programme (UK)

Comic Relief has teamed up with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to deliver the 2018 Tech for Good funding programme. The programme recognises the importance of digital technology and its potential to address some of our biggest social challenges and the 2018 funding programme will aim to help 12 not-for-profit organisations to develop their digital products or services. Successful organisations will receive funding of £15,000 – £47,000 for nine months alongside access to dedicated technical expertise and an intensive support programme between July 2018 and March 2019. This will include a residential camp at the start to connect the funded projects with leading tech for good experts, and ongoing mentoring and report back days. A public ‘wrap-up’ event at the end of the funding will allow the projects to show what they have created with the grant and support.
The application process will open on the 13th November and the closing date for applications will be the 20th December 2018. Read more at:  

Welsh Government Community Facilities Programme

Open for Applications

Local groups, community organisations and social enterprises have until the end of March 2018 to apply for funding to develop community facilities and services in Wales. The Welsh Government has launched the next round of applications for the Community Facilities programme, as part of their Tackling Poverty Agenda. Capital grants are available to community-led voluntary groups, social enterprises and community organisations to tackle poverty and its effects, increase opportunity, create prosperity for all and develop resilient communities where people are engaged and empowered – through the development of community facilities. Priority will be given to applications from former Communities First cluster areas, however strong applications from other areas will be considered.

There are two levels of funding available:

  • Small Grants – between £5,000 and £25,000
  • Large Grants – between £25,001 and £250,000.

Applications can be submitted at any time before the 31st March 2018. Read more at:


Unlimited Commissions 2018

We are now accepting applications for two award strands via our online portal. 

Unlimited is supporting ambitious projects by outstanding disabled artists and companies across all artforms. The next round of applications is now open, for two strands of funding: Emerging Artist Awards and Research and Development Awards, both applications up to £10,000.

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is 6 November.

Find out more, read our FAQs and apply online

Comic Relief and Community Foundation

Comic Relief’s Core Strength – Local Communities Grants Programme Opens

Comic Relief – Core Strength Local Communities

Working in partnership, Comic Relief and UK Community Foundations have launched this 12-month programme which will fund the organisation costs of small locally led groups working in their local communities across the UK.

This programme offers grants to help cover the day to day costs of small locally led and based voluntary and community sector groups that are doing ‘much needed’ work in their local communities.

Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 or between £1,000 and £10,000 (depending on the local community foundation) are to be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged. This may be through low income, rural or social isolation, age, disabilities, race, sexuality or gender. Priority is to be given to small, locally based groups or organisations in areas of disadvantage that have a clear understanding of the needs of their community and are undertaking actions to address these needs.

The work and main focus of the applicant organisation should fit one of Comic Relief’s priorities, which are:

  • Connected communities – seeking to improve inclusion and cohesion in communities.
  • Productive communities – investing in local residents to help them solve the issues they are facing using local people and resources.
  • Empowered communities – working to empower marginalised and disadvantaged communities.

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have an annual income of £100,000 or under for the last full financial year.
  • Have been running activities for at least 12 months.
  • Be working in a disadvantaged or deprived area.
  • Have limited access to other sources of income.
  • Clearly define the need they are addressing.
  • Clearly demonstrate the benefit of their activities to local people.
  • Illustrate how they aim to deliver social outcomes.
  • Provide clear evidence that the services they provide are inclusive to all.

It is anticipated that this will be a very competitive programme.

This programme is being managed by UK Community Foundations and each area has a local Community Foundation that will administer and manage these grants.

Groups should visit their local Community Foundation website to find out how to apply and the application deadlines.

Community Foundation Wales information can be found here

Each local Community Foundation will have different deadlines throughout the year.


GwirVol Youth Led Grants Scheme

CAVO are pleased to announce that we are now taking applications for the 2017/18 funding of the Gwirvol Youth Led Grant. The aim of the GwirVol Youth Led Grants scheme is to support a range of small YOUTH VOLUNTEERING projects and activities, led and carried out by young people, with applications selected and recommended by a panel of young people aged 14-25. 

The GwirVol Youth Led Grants scheme will consider funding projects or one off events that deliver VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES with and for a diverse range of young people (aged 14-25). All youth volunteering activities involving young people between 14-25 are eligible to apply, however, priority will be given to the following:

  • See volunteering to be a benefit to the individual volunteer and the wider community of Ceredigion
  • Benefit at least 4 young people between 14-25 years old within the organisation
  • Young People with a physical or learning disability and living in Ceredigion
  • Young People from Disadvantaged Communities such as Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Communities within Ceredigion

Requests up to £1000 will be considered for non-recurring (one off) projects with a key youth focus. All funding received must be spent according to the budget you have drawn up in your application and all funding must be spent by 31st March 2018.

If you wish to receive an application pack for the Youth Led Grant funding then please contact me on 01570 423232 or email All applications MUST be received by 13/07/17.

BBC Children in Need

Next Deadline for Grants

Children in NeedChildren in Need awards grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations to work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under in the UK. The projects that are funded help prevent or overcome the effects of disadvantage by making differences in the lives of the children and young people they work with. These differences are achieved by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments.

Next deadline for Main Grants and Small Grants: 1 June 2017.

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