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:  

Funding Opportunities

       C3SCC3SC Funding Information

  • Ford Britain Trust was set up to help fund the education and advancement of neighbours. The Trust pays special attention to projects focusing on education, environment, children, the disabled, youth activities and projects that provide clear benefits to the local communities close to our UK locations. Large grants deadline: 31 January 2017.



  • Tesco Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag levy in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of promoting community participation in the development and use of outdoor spaces. They contacted C3SC recently and said that the number of applications in Cardiff East has been low and they are keen to raise the profile there.


Cardiff Third Sector Council

Localgiving Funding Surgery

C3SCat C3SC offices

on Monday 21st November 2016 

9.30am – 4.30pm

Lauren Swain, the Localgiving Manager for South Wales, is running one-to-one 30-minute information sessions at C3SC offices, Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff CF10 5FH between 9.30am and 4.30pm. Aimed at registered and non-registered charities, the surgery is for local groups that want to learn more about the new fund-raising programme in Wales.

This is an entirely free opportunity, fully funded by Big Lottery, supporting third sector groups to explore and develop fund-raising online.

Book your 30-minute slot and find out more…


Volunteering Wales Grant Scheme

WCVAHere are the themes:

•  Young people (age 14 – 25)
•  Welsh language
•  Tackling poverty
•  Under represented Groups (BAME, Asylum seekers etc)
•  Social exclusion
•  Higher support needs

The aim of the scheme is to help fund volunteering projects that aim to recruit, train and place new volunteers. It will support volunteering projects working towards meeting the Volunteering Wales Grants themes (based around Welsh Government’s Volunteering Policy).

The maximum you can apply for is £20,000.

You will find more information in this presentation. You can also find out more at

Closing date for applications: 10 November 2016.


Community Grant Scheme now open 

Gwanwyn danceGwanwyn is a month-long national festival held across Wales in May each year celebrating creativity in older age.

Gwanwyn, which means ‘spring’ in Welsh, celebrates older age as a time of opportunity for renewal, growth and creativity. Our aim is to offer opportunities for greater participation by older people in the arts, whether visual arts, drama, storytelling, music, literature, photography, dance or film. The festival provides an opportunity for older people to get inspired, get immersed and get involved.

The festival operates a community grants scheme offering sums of up to £500 to enable groups all over Wales to organise an event, or a series of events, for the festival in 2017.  All kinds of groups can participate, (choirs, care homes, community groups, art, dance and theatre groups, writers clubs…)  The scheme can support a range of exhibitions, events and performances all over the country.
In 2016 over 70 groups participated in events involving over 10,000 people.
Applications are now open with the deadline for submission on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

For an application form and an information pack with details on how to apply please download from the Gwanwyn website or to request a pack by post please call Age Cymru on 029 20 431 555


Ashley Foundation Ceredigion Emerging Artist Bursaries

bandstandAshley Foundation Ceredigion Emerging Artist Bursaries

The awards are intended to assist the development of emerging artists in Ceredigion and consist of a £500 bursary plus a well publicised exhibition in Ceredigion. Six awards are available.

“Emerging artists” means those actively producing quality work but have not yet found the recognition they deserve. Artists must be resident in Ceredigion and may be active in any area of the visual arts. Undergraduate students are not eligible apart from those graduating in 2016.

Please apply to: Ceredigion Art Trail, C/O Mountain Hall Cottage, Sarnau, Llandysul, Ceredigion SA44 6QA or by email to [email protected]

including the following:

a 500 word statement giving your background and describing why you deserve an award.
your contact details
Five images of your work or link to online media.
Name of one referee
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview and to show a portfolio of their work.

Closing date: 31st August 2016

We thank the Ashley Family Foundation for a grant enabling these awards. The grant is managed by the Community Foundation in Wales.

The Ragdoll Foundation

Open Grants Scheme (UK)

ragdoll foundationThe Ragdoll Foundation’s Open Grant scheme supports not for profit organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media. Grants of up to £50k are available but the majority of grants awarded are likely to be in the region of £5k to £30k and cover between 25% and 80% of total costs. Organisations can apply for both one-off short-term projects and for projects lasting up to three years. Preference will be given to those projects which have a deep commitment to listening to children and allow the perceptions and feelings of children themselves to be better understood. The Foundation is mainly interested in applications that involve children during their early years, but appropriate projects for older children (up to 18 years) will also be considered. Whilst the Foundation will fund work in and around London, they will prioritise projects taking place elsewhere in the UK.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Read more at:

The Night Out Young Promoters Scheme.

Night outThe Night Out Young Promoters Scheme helps groups of young people put on professional shows in their local area by taking away the headache of financial risk.

The 2-year project, funded via the Arts Council for Wales, is open to groups of between 5-30 young people aged 7-22 years in Conwy Communities First areas. Once a group have been identified a facilitator will work with the group via a series of 6 workshops to help them select and promote a show for the local community.

The project teaches skills from finances, how to write press releases, promote a show, invite local VIPs, obtain sponsorship as well as build confidence and self esteem.

There is a huge range of shows and artists available that they can choose from. Examples of the kind of shows available can be seen here:

If you want any more information please contact Rhian Cadwaladr

Email/Ebost: [email protected]

Phone/Ffôn: 07818424283

Diben Menter Noson Allan yr Ifanc yw helpu grwpiau o bobl ifanc i gynnal sioeau proffesiynol yn eu hardaloedd drwy ysgwyddo’r baich ariannol ar eu rhan.

Mae’r prosiect yn un dwy flynedd o hyd ac wedi ei ariannu gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru. Mae ar gael i grwpiau o rhwng 5 a 30 person ifanc sydd rhwng 7 – 22 mlwydd oed ac yn byw yn ardaloedd Cymunedau’n Gyntaf Sir Gonwy. Unwaith i grŵp ddod ymlaen bydd hwylusydd yn gweithio gyda nhw drwy gyfres o 6 gweithdy i’w helpu nhw i ddewis a hyrwyddo sioe ar gyfer eu cymuned.

Mae’r prosiect yn dysgu sgiliau fel trin arian, llunio datganiad i’r wasg, hyrwyddo sioeau, gwahodd enwogion lleol a cheisio am nawdd. Mae hefyd yn meithrin hyder a hunan barch y bobl ifanc.

Mae amrywiaeth anhygoel o sioeau ac artistiaid i ddewis o’u plith. Mae enghreifftiau o’r sioeau posib i’w gweld yma:

I wybod mwy cysylltwch â Rhian Cadwaladr.

Ebost: [email protected]

Ffôn: 07818424283