Friday, 25 October 2013


The funds are requested through a Police Constable, so if you feel there is an opportunity, please liaise with your local Neighbourhood Policing Team colleagues.  

Applications have to be submitted by 29th November.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Interesting articles

How to make your charity a lottery winner

Taking in-memory donations online will save time and maximise money

(Source: Guardian Voluntary Sector Network)

European Consultation on Crowd Funding

The consultation will be looking at its potential benefits, risks, and whether there should be a European framework to support both those who develop crowd-funding platforms and to reduce the risks to those who make use of such platforms to finance projects. 

Further details are available on the Euclidwebsite. The consultation closes on 31 December 2013.

(Source: WCVA)

Lankelly Chase Foundation Open Call for Project Ideas

LankellyChase Foundation’s mission is to bring about change to improve the lives of people facing severe and multiple disadvantage. By this we mean people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as homelessness, substance misuse, mental illness, extreme poverty, and violence and abuse.

For more information go to:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

First Light Film Nation UK Outreach Grant Programme

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to engage young people aged 14 to 19 years who are not in formal education in a project that combines watching, making and understanding of film.
Funding is available for the following:
·     Projects which provide filmmaking training, plus elements of watching and understanding film for at least 20 disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 19 years.
·     Projects that match disadvantaged young people who are not in mainstream education with professional filmmakers with an extensive track record of working in film with disadvantaged young people.
·     Projects that recognise film is a powerful tool for engaging disadvantaged young people and empower those young people to lead in all areas of the process and give them a voice.
·     Projects that include substantial complementary watching and understanding activity such as a mini festival, screenings and master classes.
·     Projects that result in the making of two short films that are up to five minutes duration each.

Constituted organisations with a registered office in the UK are eligible to apply; this includes limited companies, local authorities, schools and charities.  

A maximum of 70 grant applications will be accepted. If the cap of 70 applications is not reached then the deadline for applications is 21 October 2013 (2pm). 

Further details are available from here.

(Source: WCVA)

UK population identified by attitude to charity giving

CAF have just released a new report that segments the UK population according to their attitude to charity.

They have identified three key groups – The Civic Core, The Middle Ground and Zero Givers.

(Source: Queer Ideas Fundraising blog)


Sport Relief returns next year and with a difference. In addition to its Sport Relief Mile running events, it will now operate a series of swimming and cycling events.
The events will take place across the country from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 March 2014. There will even be events at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The 2014 campaign is entitled 'the Sainsbury's Sport Relief Games'. Olympians Sir Chris Hoy, Jonnie Peacock and Rebecca Adlington are promoting it.
In the promotional video they ask the public to consider:
  • cycling three, 25 or 55 miles
  • running one, three or six miles
  • swimming 1.5, 2.5 or 5km

(Source: UK Fundraising)  

Crowdfunding secures football club future

The fans of football club Kettering Town’ have turned to online crowdfunding to raise the money that will save the club from closure. The club has debts of £58,000, so the fans decided to use JustGiving's new crowdfunding tool. They have set up a campaign and invited football fans from around the world to contribute. Within its first few hours the campaign had raised £3,000, including from fans at many other clubs. One Crystal Palace fan who has contributed said: “I know how it feels for your club to be threatened with extinction. Glad I’m able to help save this club.” A Manchester United fan said: "I'm a Manchester United fan, but also a fan of the game. No club should be wound up!" Kettering Town FC was formed in 1872 and is a central part of the town and its community. It is currently in Southern League Division one. The campaign aimed to raise £20,000 towards the £58,000 debts. It has now achieved that goal. Mark Severn, head of Kettering Town Supporters Club, said: “With the likes of Gareth Bale earning £300,000 a week it seems unfair that our club could go under for the amount he roughly makes in two days. "We’re campaigning through outreach on Twitter, thanks to enormous help from Matthew Timms of Footy Accumulators and their magnificent army of followers, to save Kettering Town Football Club ourselves, and discovering JustGiving’s crowdfunding tool has given us a great starting point to help make this happen.” 

JustGiving's new community crowdfunding platform is designed to help bring people in local communities together in order to fund social projects at grassroots levels. 

(Source: UK Fundraising)


Comic Relief is making its Gift Aid software available to other charities for free on an open source basis to help the sector deal with the move to Charities Online, HMRC’s new system for claiming Gift Aid.
Comic Relief's Gift Aid Interface Link software (GAIL) is already accredited by HMRC. Charities can now integrate it with their existing Gift Aid system to help them meet the new requirements regarding Gift Aid. From 1 October this year, charities that process batches of more than 1,000 claims must submit Gift Aid repayment data through HMRC's Charities Online system.

Comic Relief's Business Director, Colin Simon, explained: "Comic Relief is a strong supporter of anything that makes claiming Gift Aid easier and more automated. Having developed this tool for our own use, and knowing it has the flexibility to work with other systems, we are pleased to share it with the wider sector.”

The code and terms of use are available on Github. The Windows software can be used now, a little earlier than Comic Relief had originally expected. Most charities will require a technology expert to integrate it with their system.
GAIL does not support the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme.

See more at:

(Source: UK Fundraising)


Registered charities, SCIOs, constituted voluntary and community groups, social enterprises, community interest companies (CIC), not-for-profit organisations and sports clubs are eligible to apply. Grants range from £500 to £10,000 for organisations in Scotland and England and up to £5,000 for those in Wales. 
All projects should provide assistance in one or more of the Trust’s following fields of operation:
  • Prevention of poverty; reduction of distress and suffering.
  • Advancement of health.
  • Advancement of citizenship or community development.
  • Advancement of public participation in sport.
  • Advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation.
  • Advancement of environmental protection or improvement.
The Fund is open to applications with a deadline of 8 November 2013 for applications from Scotland, Wales and Greater London.

(Source: Grantfinder)

Thursday, 10 October 2013


Paul Hamlyn Foundation are undertaking a review of their work, aiming to put in place a new strategy in place for Summer 2014.

For more inform of what they do:

Current priorities are:
  • arts
  • education & learning
  • social justice
  • India
To contribute:
Tweet:        #PHFshould

Friday, 4 October 2013


The Children in Need surgery scheduled for Friday 11th October, has been postponed.  We are hoping to get a new date for 2014 in due course.

If you have any enquiries in the meantime please contact PAVO on 01597 822191. Thank you

Thursday, 3 October 2013


Youth Bank is back again for 2013 for grants in the region of £250, if the young people you work with would like to make an application to us they are welcome to do so 

For application forms in:
South Powys contact -
North Powys contact -
And return by 25th October 2013

The dates and venues for the panel meetings are:
South Powys
Llandrindod Wells                   Wednesday 20 November
Builth Wells                             Thursday 21 November
Crickhowell                             Wednesday 27 November
Brecon                                     Thursday 28 November
Ystradgynlais                           Thursday 5 December

North Powys
Welshpool                               Wednesday 6th November
Newtown                                 Thursday 7th November
As part of this grant criteria we will also be conducting youth club health check ascertain any areas that groups may want support
For any more information please contact:
Andrew Davies
01597 822191

We would also be very grateful if you could fill in this short questionnaire

Tuesday, 1 October 2013


The Small Grant Scheme is one of the ways the Partnership works within the community to encourage environmental projects. The Grant can be offered to any project within Powys that will bring a benefit to the environment and communities of Powys. Over the years the Grant has supported events ranging from environmental fairs to school recycling projects. Any innovative project that works toward our key environmental priorities will be considered.

All projects of an environmental nature, ranging from single events to longer term projects that are supported by and provide for the community will be considered by the panel. Climate change and biodiversity projects are particularly welcome but innovative schemes related to any of the Partnership’s priority working areas are acceptable. Projects around wildlife habitats, education, art in the environment and events have all been supported by the Small Grants Scheme.  

For more information contact Heather Delonnette at

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2013 and projects must be completed by 31st March 2014 and grant matched pound for pound.


BBC Children in Need are coming to Powys on FRIDAY 11TH OCTOBER to hold a funding surgery.
BBC Children in Need supports stable, well-managed, and effective organisations that work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 years and under living in the UK (groups that work with people of all ages may also apply as long as the project is focused on work with those aged 18 and under). Disadvantaged children and young people include those affected by:

  • illness, distress, abuse, or neglect;
  • any kind of disability;
  • behavioural or psychological difficulties;
  • living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
For more information on getting an appointment please contact Claire Sterry on 01597 822191.

Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The Community Covenant Grant Scheme is to help local projects that aim to strengthen the ties between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
The aims of the Covenant are to:
  • Encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces Community in their areas, and vice versa;
  • Promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces Community;
  • Recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces Community;
  • Encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces Community into local life.
Amount of Funding Available
Applications will be considered for funding between £100 to £250,000.
Applications are administered by us, for the Ministry of Defence (MOD), on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

For more information go to: