Monday, 13 August 2018

Gwirvol Youth Led Grants Still Time to Apply!

Small grants up to £600 are available from PAVO to run a project that provides volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.

The young people can be from an existing group or just young people coming together to run a project of their own choosing. The application must be written by a young person.
Past projects have included organising fundraising events to support local charities, local environmental schemes, and improving facilities for older people.
A panel of young people from Powys will assess the applications.
Closing date for applications is 17 August 2018.

Friday, 10 August 2018

What makes great funding bid - Webinar

What makes a great funding bid?

14th August
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
In this webinar we’ll be sharing timesaving and practical insights to give your organisation the edge in an increasingly competitive funding environment. Join us if you are just starting fundraising for your organisation or if you are looking to hone your skills.
To register please click here

Monday, 6 August 2018

Postcode Dream Fund

THE POSTCODE DREAM FUND - Three or four large grants up to £1 million available to give British charities the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life (application deadline 31 August 2018) 
The Postcode Dream Fund is intended to give organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. Projects must be innovative, creative and original, and be a genuine 'dream'. General running costs including ongoing staff costs, utility bills, council tax, rent and insurance that are directly linked with the project are eligible for funding. Costs relating to PR and communications and capital costs are eligible for funding.
Projects must have been developed to a point where they are ready to execute within four weeks of receiving notification of a successful application. Projects must also be able to show visible results after 12 months.
The funding pot for 2019 is £3 million, from which three or four large grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be awarded.  Projects must be delivered between 2019 and 2021.
Successful applicants will receive 50% of funding upfront, and the remaining 50% after six months.
The  funding priorities for 2019-2021 are:
1. Changing lives through early intervention;
2. Ending loneliness and social isolation;
3. Protecting Britain’s biodiversity;
4. Sustainable systems change; and
5, Transforming society through sport.
Applications for projects that do not meet one of the funding priorities will also be considered as long as they meet the general funding criteria.
All applications must come from charities in Scotland, England or Wales for projects to be run in these regions. Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to collaborate to deliver a more effective and wide ranging project.
PLEASE NOTE: all applications must come from at least two organisations. The following conditions apply:
o One of these organisations must be a registered charity, who will be considered the lead organisation for the project and will enter into a contractual relationship with the Trust in order to deliver the project. The main grant contact must be with this organisation;
o The supporting partners can be charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations; and
o The lead partner in any application must have an annual income that is at least two times the grant amount applied for (for example, if applying for £500,000 then the lead applicant must have an income of at least £1 million and if applying for £1 million then the lead applicant must have an income of at least £2 million as evidenced by their latest audited accounts).
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Local authorities, city councils or government/statutory bodies;
o Schools;
o Hospitals;
o For-profit businesses;
o Charities who apply without any partners;
o Grant giving bodies who wish to distribute the funds to other organisations;
o Charities applying for projects where the beneficiaries reside overseas;
o Projects that take place overseas;
o Projects where the funding will not be spent within 24 months;
o Projects where the amount requested is less than £500,000;
o Projects where the amount requested is more than £1 million;
o Projects that are not innovative and do not represent a ‘dream’; and
o Projects that do not demonstrate a long-term impact beyond the duration of funding.
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 5.30pm on Friday 31 August 2018.
The Fund has a three stage application process:
o Stage 1 - a one-page application form should be completed online at the Fund's website. Applicants will be informed of their progress by email within two weeks of the deadline;
o Stage 2 - shortlisted applicants will be asked to apply via a formal online application form;
o Stage 3 - shortlisted applicants from stage 2 will be asked to attend the Trust's offices in Edinburgh to give a formal presentation on their project to the judges.
The winning projects will be announced in January 2019.
For further information, visit the Postcode Dream Fund website.
Contact details for the Dream Fund are:
Dream Fund Helpdesk 
People's Postcode Lottery 
76 George Street 
EH2 3BU 
Tel: 0131 603 8611 


MSCT are pleased to announce that the deadline for the Regional Grant Round  31 has been extended until 14th September 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 £7,500.00 for regional  grants where the beneficiaries come from across one local authority area or more. 
Please visit the website for details and to down load an application form:
Click on the Application Form link. The guidelines are also on this page.
Applications need to be sent electronically as a WORD document with supporting information also attached (the supporting documents – bank statements and constitutions if not a charity can be pdfs). Please DO NOT COMPLETE IN CAPITALS, use bullet points, icons, hyperlinks or italics. If you are a charity we can access all information via The Charities Commission’s website.  Please email 
The Trust will no longer accept postal applications.

For queries relating to this round please contact Sarah Fox at: FoxSE Consultancy on Tel:  029 20 022 143 or

Mae MSCT yn falch o gyhoeddi bod Rownd Grantiau 30, yn AGORED.
Dyddiad cau'r cais yw 14 /09/2018 @ 12.00 y bore.
Sefydlwyd Ymddiriedolaeth Elusennol Stadiwm y Mileniwm drwy gytundeb rhwng Stadiwm y Mileniwm a Chomisiwn y Mileniwm a chaiff ei hincwm ei gynhyrchu drwy ardoll ar bob tocyn gaiff ei brynu gan bobl sy’n mynychu digwyddiadau cyhoeddus yn Stadiwm  yng Nghaerdydd.
Mae’r Ymddiriedolaeth yn ymdrechu i gyfoethogi ansawdd bywyd mewn cymunedau yng Nghymru trwy fuddsoddi mewn prosiectau ysbrydoledig chwaraeon, celfyddydol, amgylcheddol ac wedi’u seilio yn y gymuned a fydd yn cael effaith hirdymor ar y bobl sy’n buddio.
Mae’r Ymddiriedolaeth yn cyflawni hyn trwy ddosbarthu grantiau i sefydliadau gwirfoddol ac elusennol ledled Cymru.

Gall ymgeiswyr wneud cais am hyd at £ 7,500.00 ar gyfer grantiau rhanbarthol lle mae'r buddiolwyr yn dod o un ardal awdurdod lleol neu fwy.

Ewch i’r wefan am fanylion ac i lawrlwytho ffurflen gais:
Cliciwch ar dab Ffurflenni a’r ddolen i’r Ffurflen Gais. Mae’r canllawiau hefyd ar yr un tudalen.
Dylid anfon ceisiadau ar ffurf electronig fel dogfen WORD gyda’r wybodaeth ategol wedi’i hatodi (y dogfennau ategol – os nad yn elusen, gall y cyfriflenni banc a’r cyfansoddiadau fod ar ffurf pdf). PEIDIWCH Â CHWBLHAU MEWN CYFALAF, defnyddiwch bwyntiau bwled, eiconau, hypergysylltiadau neu eiriau italig. Os ydych yn elusen, gallwn gael  mynediad at yr holl wybodaeth trwy wefan y Comisiwn Elusennau. Dylid anfon e-bost at y ceisiadau 
Nid yw’r Ymddiriedolaeth bellach yn derbyn ceisiadau trwy’r post.

Am ymholiadau yn ymwneud â’r rownd hon cysylltwch â Sarah Fox yn FoxSE Consultancy ar 029 20 022 143 neu

(Source: MSCT)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Powys County Council - Sports Development Grants

Over £7,400 has been handed out to several sport organisations across the county, Powys County Council has announced.
Now sports and physical groups in Powys are being urged by the council’s Sports Development Team to take advantage of a grant worth up to £1,500 to help contribute to creating thriving clubs which will continue to create opportunities through enterprise and innovation.
The grants are designed to make a difference to sport and physical activity locally and are available through the Sportlot Community Chest, the Sports Council for Wales National Lottery funded grant aid scheme.
Cllr Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Sports Development, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to award these grants to the seven clubs, which will help them thrive and make a difference to sport and physical activity in their area.
“With £90,000 available for this financial year, I’m urging organisations to submit applications so they don’t miss out on this grant funding.”
Recent projects that have been successful include:
• Builth Wells Tennis Club: £1,500 towards equipment, coach education, coaching costs and facility hire
• Mid Wales Meteors: £1,500 towards equipment, coach education and facility hire
• Newtown Wanderers FC: £100 towards coach education
• Welshpool Canoe Club: £1,500 towards equipment, coach education and facility hire
• Welshpool Cricket Club: £1,250 towards coach equipment
• Ystradgynlais Netball Club: £590.00 towards coach education and facility hire
• Tref y Clawdd Rugby Football Club: £975 towards equipment and coach education.
The next deadline for applications is Thursday, September 6, 2018.  For further information contact the council’s Sport Development Team on 01686 614060 or email
Application forms can be downloaded from the Sport Wales website

(Source: PCC)

Tuesday, 10 July 2018


(Source: WCVA)

Santander Foundation Discovery Grants

The Santander Foundation's Discovery Grants scheme provides grants to charities, Community Interest Companies and Credit Unions for activities that support disadvantaged people in the UK to improve knowledge, skills and innovation in order to give them the confidence to discover, create and take advantage of new opportunities. 
Funding is available for:
o Small, local projects that last for up to 12 months;
o Complete projects (the Foundation does not make contributions or part-funding); and/or
o Part-time salaries, equipment or materials specific to the project.

Activities must address one or more of the following three priority themes:
1. Explorer - improving people's knowledge, for example:
> A series of Money Management workshops helping people understand how to budget; or
> A Freedom Training course giving abused women knowledge of how to regain control over their lives.
2. Transformer - developing skills and experience, for example:
> Training to help socially isolated people develop skills to get back into work;
> Sign language training for parents with hearing impaired children;
> Teaching young people with autism vocational skills; or
> Volunteering opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
3. Changemaker - innovative solutions to social challenges, for example:
> A new social networking program for visually impaired young people to access the internet; or
> An inclusive cycling social enterprise that adapts bicycles to enable people with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors.
One-year grants of up to £5,000 are available. 
There is no requirement for match funding as the Foundation will only fund complete projects rather than part-funding or make a contribution to an appeal.
Funding is not available for:
o Individuals including trips, overseas volunteering, GAP year activity, medical treatment, grants for studying or research;
o Multi-year funding;
o Fundraising activities;
o Unregistered charities, not for profit groups, Community Amateur Sports Clubs, exempt or excepted charities;
o Other funders and grant makers;
o Organisations which restrict their beneficiaries to a single religious or single ethnic group;
o Events, conferences or sponsorship;
o Shortfall funding;
o Party political activity;
o Beneficiaries outside the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man; or
o Start-ups.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
A nomination form can be picked up at a local Santander branch. The completed form should be dropped into the special nomination postbox provided at local branches (this form should NOT be sent to the Foundation).
Applicants that are not near a Santander branch can download a form from the Foundation website. This must be submitted by email not post.
Successful organisations will be notified by e-mail within six weeks of submitting a nomination.
Contact details for the Santander Foundation are:
The Grants Team 
Santander Foundation 
201 Grafton Gate East 
Milton Keynes 
MK9 1AN