Monday, 30 November 2015


The main areas of charitable activity of the Rachel Charitable Trust are the provision of financial support to charitable organisations, schools and colleges engaging in:
o Philanthropic aid to relieve the sick and the needy;
o Religious education; and
o The advancement of religion.
The Trust accepts applications for grants from representatives of a wide range of charities, which are reviewed by the trustees on a regular basis.
In the year ending 30 June 2014, the Trust allocated £3,047,040 in grants.
The Trust does not provide details of minimum or maximum grant levels.
The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply in writing at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is however available on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Mr Robert Chalk
The Rachel Charitable Trust
5 Wigmore Street
W1U 1PB  
(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 27 November 2015

How some retailers are using Black Friday for fundraising and social good - UK Fundraising

How some retailers are using Black Friday for fundraising and social good - UK Fundraising

10 Christmas fundraising ideas for 2015 - UK Fundraising

10 Christmas fundraising ideas for 2015 - UK Fundraising

10 things fundraisers could learn from Star Wars

10 things fundraisers could learn from Star Wars

Have your Say: Opportunities for Play in Powys

Do you live in Powys and are you the parent, grandparent or carer of children/young people?

Is so, please could you take a couple of minutes to complete this short online survey? (It only takes 2 minutes to complete.)  Its part of work that PAVO is doing with Powys County Council to assess the sufficiency of play provision in Powys and your input as a parent, grandparent or carer would be greatly appreciated. 

The survey is anonymous and the information gathered will help in mapping the experience of Powys' children and young people as regards the opportunities they have for play and recreation, as well as helping inform future planning decisions about how this provision can be improved.

The survey is also for children and young people themselves, as well as parents, grandparents and carers, so please feel free to forward this message and the survey links to anyone you may feel would have an interest in it.

If you have any queries please feel free to contact PAVO on 01597 822191 or

Lloyds Bank Foundation to give £3m to tackle domestic abuse

(Source: WCVA)


If you work with economically inactive people, for example providing volunteering opportunities that help people to gain employability skills and relevant qualifications, you may be interested to know about the availability of the new Active Inclusion grant funding.

(Source: WCVA)

NEW !! Sport Wales announce new online grants management system

Organisations looking to apply to Sport Wales for Community Chest or Development Grants will now be able to apply via an online portal, which can be found here:

Also available on the website are help document including:

  • information for the applicant
  • online registration
  • applying for a grant 
(Source: Sport Wales)

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation Opens to UK Applications

The Foundation offers grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years, for projects that address the Foundation’s main areas of interest which are:

   - Peace and Security - The Foundation supports the development of ways of resolving violent conflicts peacefully, and of addressing their underlying causes.
   - Environmental Sustainability - The Foundation supports work that addresses the pressures and conditions that risk global environmental breakdown.

The funding is only available for practical projects where they are clearly of a pioneering nature, with potential for influencing UK national policy.

Registered charities that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level can apply. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit. Particular consideration is given to small pioneering headquarters organisations.

The financial support is intended for UK registered charities for whom the grant would represent between 5% and 50% of their annual income (organisations with an annual income of between £10,000 and £300,000 approximately).

Organisations or projects that are not UK registered charities will be considered if they can indicate a UK registered charity that is able to receive funds on their behalf.

The deadline for applications is 15 February 2016.

(Source: Grantfinder)

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Giving Tuesday - coming soon!

Did you know that Tuesday 1st December is "Giving Tuesday"?

This is a really interesting concept, what do you think, how can you get involved?  Get in touch and let us know.

Fund out more about taking advantage of it here:

(Source: Guardian Voluntary Sector Network)

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Big Lottery Guide to Applying for a grant: A beginner’s guide

Do you have an idea for a community project? Will the project improve the lives of people most in need in your community? If so, you may be able to apply to the Big Lottery Fund for a grant to turn your project idea into a reality.
Like other funders, we cannot give grants to individuals. To be eligible to apply for money from us, you need to be a UK-based not-for-profit organisation. You do not need to be a registered charity to apply, for example you could also be a community or voluntary group, a company limited by guarantee, a school, a community or town council or a health body. Before you apply you will need.
 A governing document, such as a constitution  This document must set out the name and purpose of your organisation. It should also cover how it will work, including how people can join; how your committee will operate; when you will have meetings; how your finances will be managed and a policy for what happens if the organisation closes (a dissolution clause). A model constitution can be found on the Charity Commission’s website.
A committee or board  This should be made up of at least three members who are not related to each other or living at the same address.
A UK bank account  – The account must be in your organisation’s name (as written on the constitution). At least two of the unrelated committee members are required to approve the withdrawal or spending of money.
 Annual Financial Accounts – If your organisation is still in its first 12 months, provide us with a projection listing any expected spending and income (including any funding you are applying for) over the next year. Accounts must clearly state the name of your organisation (as on the constitution) and show the start and end dates for the 12-month period they cover (for example, 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016).

I am not sure how to set up an organisation. Where can I get help?

Getting your organisation set up can seems overwhelming at first, but the good news is there is a wealth of information and support to help you.
The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) website covers most of the things you need to know about starting a voluntary group, including the different types of structures that are available, and what you might need to consider when deciding whether you should register your organisation as a charity or not.  If you need any further support, contact your local voluntary council.

Right, we have got all that in place. What next?

Check out our funding finder to find out which grant programme is most suitable for your project. Our two main programmes are:
  • Awards for All Wales which offers grants from £500 to £5,000 for projects lasting up to 1 year; and
  • People and Places which funds £5,001 to £1million for projects lasting up to 5 years.
Our responsibility is to fund community projects that help those most in need. If you are looking to fund a sports, arts or heritage project, check our guide to find out who is the most suitable lottery funding body for your project.

So what kind of projects have you already funded?

Some great examples of projects we have funded through Awards for All Wales include St David’s Hospice’s project to support patients in the Conwy area
living with fatigue, anxiety and breathlessness illnesses and Same but Different’s project which’s raised awareness of rare diseases and syndromes by developing high-quality profiles and case studies of people living with rare conditions, and publishing them on the internet.
Examples of larger projects funded through People and Places include the Down to Earth project’sBuilding Communities project where vulnerable adults quite literally build their own community training facility and Age Cymru Gwynedd a Môn’s Cadwyn Môn project, which provides friendship and companionship for people over the age of 50 living on Anglesey.
If you have any questions about applying, contact our advice team on 0300 123 0735 or They are always happy to have a chat and point you in the right direction.

Source: Big Lottery: The Big Blog Wales)

Monday, 23 November 2015

Woodward Charitable Trust

The Woodward Charitable Trust awards grant funding to small-scale, locally-based registered charities in the UK working in the following fields:
o Children and young people who are isolated, at risk of exclusion or involved in anti-social behaviour;
o Minority groups including refugees, gypsies and travellers. Projects that promote integration and community cohesion will be favoured.
o Prisoners and ex-offenders. Projects that help the rehabilitation and resettlement of prisoners and/or ex-offenders are supported as well as requests to help prisoners’ families.
o Disability projects which can include rehabilitation and training for people who are either physically disabled or have a learning disability, as well as help to improve employment prospects.
o Homelessness, especially affecting young people and women, and covering facilities such as women's refuges.
o Arts outreach work by local groups for the benefit of disadvantaged people.
o Environmental projects, especially with a strong educational element.  
The Trust offers the following range of funding:
o Small grants of between £100 and £5,000 (around 100 grants are made per year).
o Large grants of over £5,000 (around five grants are made per year, and are normally awarded to charities already known to the Trustees).
Funding is primarily for one-off projects, but the Trustees are willing to consider funding running costs, including core costs and salaries.
Applications are accepted from UK registered charities with an annual turnover of less than £300,000.
The Trust is particularly interested in helping smaller organisations that offer direct services.
The Trustees do not fund unsolicited applications for the following:
•Charities whose annual turnover exceeds £300,000.
•Construction projects such as playgrounds, village halls, and disabled access.
•General school appeals including out of hours provision. •Hospices.
•Medical research.
•Parish facilities.
•Playgroups and pre-school groups.
•Requests for vehicles.
•Individuals in any capacity.
•Educational fees.
Application forms are available from the Trust's website.
All applications must be supported by a detailed project budget.
Applicants are asked not to send their annual report and accounts, unless these are unavailable on the Charity Commission website.
PLEASE NOTE: before submitting an application for a large grant, applicants must contact the administrator. Applications will automatically be rejected unless they have first been discussed with the administrator.
Grants are usually allocated following Trustees' meetings in January and July each year.
The next application deadline is Monday 30 November 2015.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Mrs Karin Hooper
Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts
The Woodward Charitable Trust
The Peak
5 Wilton Road
London SW1V 1AP
Tel: 020 7410 0330

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Should you be crowdfunding?

Here's an interesting article on crowdfunding from NCVO:

Toby Lovatt is the project manager for Funding Central, an NCVO website which provides information on grant, contract and loan finance opportunities as well as funding support and advice for the voluntary sector.
Crowdfunding is a huge growth area of income for voluntary and community organisations. Nesta, the innovation charity, estimate that rewards based crowdfunding raised over £26 million last year.

So what is crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a way of funding a specific project by raising donations from the people and community around you, usually through a time limited campaign.
It’s not new; war memorials, plaques and benches have been funded by small donations from communities for centuries. But the way that social media has developed has provided the perfect conditions for crowdfunding as a fundraising tool to flourish, helping increase reach to new networks of potential supporters.
There are different types of crowdfunding, from donation-only through to equity based, but rewards based – where in return for backing a project you receive a ‘reward’ – tends to be the most popular for community organisations and social enterprises.

Why should you be interested in crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding can help you harness the goodwill of your supporters to back your project. A crowdfunding campaign can also provide transparency, as people funding a project know exactly how their money will be used. People tend to give more to rewards based crowdfunding campaigns.
Crowdfunder offer rewards based crowdfunding and have found that the average pledge on their site is five times higher than on donation-only sites. Nesta looked at rewards based crowdfunding campaigns from 2010 -14 and found that the average donation was around £49.
Crowdfunding can be about more than just raising funds, not only do people give more they are also more likely to share your campaign with others. This can help you widen your reach, build up your supporter base and gain access to new networks.
You can also use a campaign to try out and develop new fundraising messages with existing and new audiences, then roll them out  across your other fundraising activities.
Crowdfunding works best for specific, time-limited projects. It’s not going to be a regular stream of income for your whole organisation, but it could help you get that great idea off the ground, with a ready-made community already backing it to succeed.
Crowdfunding has grown rapidly over the past couple of years, which means there are lots of resources and learning already out there to help you get it right.

Why are we interested in crowdfunding?

Funding Central isn’t just about searching for grants, contracts and loans, we want to help voluntary organisations think about their complete funding mix. Earlier this year in our annual user survey we asked our users about crowdfunding. Only 6% of people said that they had already run a crowdfunding campaign. But about 2/3 said they would think about crowdfunding as a funding option, or they didn’t really know where to start.
So we have been working with Crowdfunder, the UK’s largest rewards based crowdfunding platform, to help make sure crowdfunding opportunities are being realised.

Maximising your campaign through match funding

How crowdfunding has created new ways for voluntary organisations to secure match funding for their projects is one of the areas we’re most interested in. Successful crowdfunding projects can help identify real demand for a project or services in an area, this success then helps validate the concept of the project.
Some funders, local authorities and business are already doing this, and we think this will be a growth area. There’s a much larger role for grant funders, local authorities and business to match fund successful crowdfunding campaigns.
But more on this in our next post…


Like all fundraising, running a crowdfunding campaign will take time and resources and will need to fit into your overall fundraising strategy. That’s why we have produced a range offree guides to make your crowdfunding campaign a success.
We’ll also be sharing tips from successful crowdfunding projects on Crowdfunder over the next six months, so do keep an eye out.
(Source: NCVO)
Are you thinking about crowdfunding?  Have you tried it - was it successful?
Do get in touch and let us know!

Warburtons Trust

The Warburtons Trust provides two types of grant scheme with the overall aim of supporting projects, activities and organisations that will be of real benefit to families and have a direct and tangible social impact on people’s lives:
1. Community grants of up to and including £250 for organisations in England, Scotland and Wales. This scheme operates an open application process.
2. Project grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for projects that will take place within 15 miles of a Warburtons bakery or depot site. This scheme operates a closed application process (this means that the Trust will contact appropriate organisations and invite an application). 
To find the locations of a Warburton bakery or depot site, follow this LINK. There are two locations in the South West, in Newton Abbot and Bristol. A 15 mile radius from Newton Abbot encompasses, for example, Exeter, Exmouth and Ivybridge, while a 15 mile radius from Bristol includes Bath, Portishead and a little bit of Weston-super-Mare. The radius around any location can be measured using Free Map Tools.
Funding is available for projects that focus on supporting families that need the most help and in line with the following social themes:
Health - help families lead healthier lifestyles.
Financial stability - help families manage their finances.
Worklessness - help families recognise the economic and social benefits of employment.
Health education - help educate families about healthy lifestyles (not for Project Grants).
Aspiration - help raise career aspirations to improve prospects for them and their families.
Employability and skills - help raise employment prospects for family members seeking employment.
Community grants can be used for something specific that will benefit the cause the organisation supports, such as buying equipment or supporting a community day.
Project grants are for a clear, identifiable project or to enable the organisation to extend what they currently undertake.
Organisations should be able to identify and report on the impact, in an in-depth manner.
Not for profit organisations with charitable purposes that are operating in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply.
Applications for Community Grants may be submitted at any time. Applicants should complete the online application form.
For further information visit the Warburtons Trust website.
Contact details for the Trust are:

Hereford House
Hereford Street
 01204 556600  
(Source: GRIN)

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE COVENANT FUND – One-off grants up to £20,000 for projects that support the armed forces community (application deadline 17 December)

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched Round 2 of its Covenant Fund Small Grants programme and is currently accepting applications from across the UK.  The Covenant Fund will provide £10 million each year through its small and large grants scheme. The small grants scheme is currently open. The large grants scheme will open again in 2016.

The following types of organisation can apply for a grant:
o Registered charities;
o Registered community interest companies;
o Statutory bodies; and
o Armed forces units.
Groups can apply for grants of up to £20,000.
The funding is to be used for one-off projects which have lasting impact and clear exit or sustainability strategies.
In order to be eligible, projects must clearly address one of the following MoD priorities for 2015-16, which are:
• Community integration - projects should help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK. It is expected that most projects will be for local community projects.
• The coordination and delivery of support to the Armed Forces community - projects should offer support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families across a number of areas: financial, housing, mental and physical health, employability and social support. It is expected that most projects will offer strategic solutions and be funded through the Large Grants scheme.
• Former service personnel in the criminal justice system - projects should help provide a joined up service to former members of the armed forces that come into contact with the police, courts and prisons. Although it is expected that most projects will offer strategic solutions and be funded through the Large Grants scheme, there may be some local schemes that fill gaps and would therefore be suitable for small grant awards.
Funding can cover most of the things needed for the project, including:
o Paying for people's time;
o Buying or hiring equipment; and
o Minor improvements to land or buildings.
The MoD requires ‘evidence of real engagement and partnership working - in the case of a non armed forces charity or statutory body - with either an armed forces charity or an armed forces unit’.
Funding cannot be used for:
o Repeat or regular projects that require a source of uncommitted funding;
o Paying for ongoing costs of existing partnership activity;
o A service that is, or should be, provided by others, such as a local authority or Government Department; or
o Projects that generate a profit or raise funds for the charitable sector.
The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 17 December 2015.
Full details can be found on the GOV.UK website.

(Source: GRIN)

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Powys Specific Funds

Did you know that the Community Foundation in Wales, manages several Powys specific funding pots, for a variety of projects.

Have a look, you might find something suitable:

The Community Foundation in Wales can be contacted here:

The Community Foundation in Wales 
St Andrews House
24 St Andrews Crescent
CF10 3DD
02920 379580

Will changes in fundraising regulation be fair to smaller charities?

Will changes in fundraising regulation be fair to smaller charities?

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Girdler's Company Charitable Trust

The Girdler's Company's main aims are to:
• Improve the quality of life of those disadvantaged by poverty, disability or ill health;
• Provide education and training support in the pursuit of excellence; and
• Preserve or improve the physical fabric of the community.
The five specific areas under which applicants can apply are:
• Medicine and health.
• Education.
• Welfare
• Youth welfare.
• Heritage, environment, humanities and Christian religion.
Each area has an equal preference.
The Trust allocates around £800,000 in grants each year.
Approximately half of this is awarded to its portfolio of around 35 ‘Principle Charities’ with whom it has a long standing relationship. Applications are not invited for this element of the Trust’s funding.
The remaining funding is allocated under a number of schemes,xome of which have long standing links to New Zealand and the Irish Guards.  A number of one-off grants up to £1,000 are available through a small grants programme. Potential applicants are advised to check the Trust's website, its accounts on theCharity Commission website or talk directly to the Trust on the number given below to find out whether an application would be welcomed. 
Geographically almost all grants go to charitable work in England and Wales, with typically half of the grants awarded outside London.
Grants can be used for core costs including salaries, revenue or capital items.
Registered charities, Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs) and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) in the UK are eligible to apply.
Organisations must have an annual income below £1 million.PLEASE NOTE: successful applicants are highly unlikely to be awarded a further donation within the following five years.
Applications should be made in writing (no more than two pages) on headed paper and cover each of the following points:
• Which one of the specific areas the application is being made under.
• A brief summary of the organisation’s background and aims.
• The specific nature of the request, highlighting the intended change.
• How the organisation will know if these changes have been achieved.
No accounts need to be provided save for Exempt charities, when audited accounts must be provided.
Annual deadlines are as follows:
o The last Friday in January and
o The last Friday in August.
For further information, visit the Girdlers’ Company website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Girdlers' Company Charitable Trust
Girdlers' Hall
Basinghall Avenue
London EC2V 5DD
Tel: 020 7638 0488

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 6 November 2015

Awards for All Success for Powys Groups

4 Powys Groups have been awarded Awards for All grants, totaling £16908.00 between them, for a really broad variety of projects.

Congratulations tot them all.

For more information about Awards for All go to:

7 things you didn’t know about People and Places

Our People and Places grant programme has been going since 2007, it provides grants of £5,001 to £1 million to projects in Wales and has an annual budget of £17.8 million to fund capital and revenue projects that cover the areas of health, education, environment and the community.
Through this programme we can fund local projects and projects that operate in more than one geographical area, regionally or throughout Wales. You can read about some of our awarded projects here.
We are constantly listening to customer feedback, and in line with your views we have made some changes to the programme, application form and guidance notes.
Here is our summary of the changes:
  1. The Stage 1 application form now has a word count limit
  1. Applicants will be able to apply for 5 years funding, where previously they could apply for up to 3 years
  1. Projects requesting funds of over £500,000 will no longer need to demonstrate they are being innovative.
  1. Our Land and Building guidance has been updated.
  1. Our guidance on applying for a Capital Development Grant has been made clearer.
  1. The amount for capital development grants has increased. Applicants will be able to apply for a Capital Development Grant for up to 10 per cent of your total costs, up to a maximum value of £50,000.
  1. These changes took effect from the 12 October 2015.
What can you apply for?
The programme is fairly flexible, and you can ask us to fund any cost directly associated with running your project. This can include volunteer costs, staff salaries, IT equipment, venue hire, monitoring and evaluation, building works, refurbishments costs- the list goes on!
Submitting an application
There are no deadlines on the programme. Once you have submitted your Stage 1 Application you will hear a decision within 30 working days – either inviting you to submit a Stage 2 full application, or providing feedback as to why we have turned down your request for funding.
For more info
If you are thinking of applying to the Programme and would like to find out more, visit our website, send us an email  or give us a call 0300 123 0735. If you have a hearing impairment you can contact us using text relay on 18001 plus 0300 123 0735.

(Source: The Big Blog Wales)

Albert Hunt Trust

The Albert Hunt Trust’s mission statement is to:
“"Promote and enhance the physical and mental welfare of individuals, or groups of individuals, excluding research or the diagnosis and treatment of specific medical conditions, by the distribution of trust funds, at the sole and absolute discretion of the trustees, to charities registered in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, that are actively engaged in that field of work (revised March 2014)."
Previous grants have ranged from £1,000 to £30,000.
However, most grants are for between £1,000 and £3,000.
During the year ending 5 April 2014 the Trust made grant commitments totalling £2,134,750 (2013 - £2,077,470) to approximately 1,100 organisations including many CAB’s, Age UK’s, Mencap’s and Home-Start’s, along with a very broad range of other charitable agencies.
A full list of all awards made during the 2013/14 financial year can be viewed on the Trust’s audited accounts for the year at the Charity Commission website (see link below).
The Trustees' grant making policy is to react to appeals received and these are considered by the trustees on a monthly basis.
Charitable organisations are asked to submit appeals to the Trustees in writing containing the following:
• Aims and objectives of the charity
• Nature of appeal
• Total target if for a specific project
• Contributions received against target
• Registered charity number, and
• Any other relevant factors.
Funding is not available for:
• Overseas projects, or
• Research.
Applications may be submitted at any time.
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website. Further information is, however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
The Albert Hunt Trust
Coutts & Co
Tax Trust and Estate Planning
2 1/2 Devonshire Square
London EC2M 4BA
(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Calling all heritage organisations - training opportunity

Using Technology to Fund-raise:

This course will explain how small and medium-sized organisations can use digital tools for fundraising and compare the different opportunities and channels - web, email and social media available.

It will provide practical, mostly free/low-cost tactics, with some sense of priority order for organisations to use and test and give confidence in using digital tools to support their fundraising.

The course is designed to make the most of digital tools to increase and enhance fundraising with digital tools.  It will explore:
  • raising funds online and who is raising funds online?
  • making the most of your website and email
  • what works? The power of images and how to create your own
  • what tools to use, and how to analyse your websites
By the end of the course participants will have learned/ be able to: 
  • understand how charities and organisations are using digital tools to support fundraising
  • understand the different tools and channels available, plus some tools to help judge which are more relevant to your organisation
  • use a structured approach to adding digital tools, from making the most of your website, through to using email more effectively, and using social media channels like Facebook and Twitter
The course is appropriate for staff at heritage organisations with fundraising responsibility even if they don't have 'fundraiser' in their job title.

Delegates should have some basic experience of one or more fundraising methods. Digital experience is not required, beyond ability to use a laptop or mobile phone/tablet and are encouraged to bring a digital device with them to try out various ideas and tools.
16 March 2016 
22 March 2016
Wildlife Trust Bridgend
Fee: £20
To book a place download a booking form and email

Proving your impact - what funders want from charities

Here's an interesting article to read:

How does your organisation measure its impact?
How effective has it bee?

We'd love to hear from you.

(Source: Guardian Voluntary Sector Network)


Being a Trustee

Tuesday 17th November 2015 - full day
£20 - PAVO members
£40 - 3rd Sector, non PAVO members
£60 - All other / individuals
By the end of the session, participants will be able to:
  • Understand what it means to be a trustee, who can be one and what roles and responsibilities trustees may have
  • Appreciate what trustees can be liable for, and know how to limit potential risks
  • Understand the principles of good governance, the roles of specific officers, and the difference between a trustee board and its subcommittees
  • Have an overview of what is needed for effective trustee recruitment and induction
To book: click here

R G Hills Charitable Trust

The R G Hills Charitable Trust supports registered charities active in the UK undertaking projects in a range of charitable areas, but particularly those concerned with:
o Health,
o Poverty and
o Education issues.
Grant awards tend to be between £1,000 and £3,000.
During the financial year ending 31 March 2014 the Trust made 35 awards totalling £70,000 (in 2013 this was 52 awards totalling £93,500).
PLEASE NOTE: the Trust does not maintain a website.
Further information is however, available on the Charity Commission website.
Organisations provided with grant support last year are listed on the accounts and include:
The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time in writing to:
Mr Harvey Barrett
R G Hills Charitable Trust
Furley Page Solicitors
39-40 St Margaret's Street
Kent CT1 2TX

(Source: GRIN)   

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Not strictly funding related but.....................

NEW: PAVO Trustee Network
2nd – 8th November 2015 is Trustees Week.
Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
The voluntary sector in Powys would come to a standstill without the support and hard work that trustees undertake, in order to enable groups and organisations to operate safely, efficiently and effectively.

Governance is an issue that affects any group, no matter what size it is.  PAVO along with the Charity Commission is wholly committed to championing good governance in the sector, and trustees play an enormous part in enabling this to happen.  In recognition of this, PAVO is setting up a Trustee Network in order to provide mutual learning and support to trustees of voluntary or community organisations operating within Powys (including charity trustees, management committee members and not-for-profit company directors).

The virtual network will ensure that members are kept up to date electronically with news, information, and developments in the field of governance and trusteeship. 
The network will also:
·         provide the opportunity for trustees to share learning and information about their experiences              in fulfilling their governance roles
·         provide a forum for determining the training and development needs of trustees.
·         allow trustees the opportunity to be consulted and feedback on strategic policy developments.
The network will meet on an annual basis, so watch this space for the date of the first meeting.

We want as many trustees as possible to sign up to become a member of the network, so don’t delay, join today!

To register your details please click on the link below:

Check out PAVO's Trusty Trustee blog today!  Go to: to see what trustee and governance is all about.

NEWYDD: Rhwydwaith Ymddiriedolwyr PAVO
Mae’r 2il i’r 8fed o Dachwedd 2015 yn Wythnos Ymddiriedolwyr.  
Mae Wythnos Ymddiriedolwyr yn ddigwyddiad blynyddol i arddangos y gwaith gwych sy’n cael ei wneud gan ymddiriedolwyr, ac yn amlygu cyfleoedd i bobl o bob cefndir i gymryd rhan a gwneud gwahaniaeth.

Byddai'r sector gwirfoddol ym Mhowys yn dod i stop heb y gefnogaeth a’r gwaith caled y mae ymddiriedolwyr yn ymgymryd ag ef, er mwyn galluogi grwpiau a sefydliadau i weithredu'n ddiogel, yn effeithlon ac effeithiol.

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· rhoi cyfle i ymgynghori ag ymddiriedolwyr a modd i gyflwyno adborth ar ddatblygiadau polisi strategol.

Bydd y rhwydwaith yn cyfarfod yn flynyddol, felly cadwch lygad allan am ddyddiad y cyfarfod cyntaf.
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Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund Opens to UK Applications

Returning for a fifth year in a row, the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund will be giving away 85 awards of £300 over a 17-week period to local community projects across the UK and Ireland.
Local charities, community groups and individuals can apply for an award to help support sporting or leisure activities or hobbies that are beneficial to members of the community.
Each week, four of the five available awards will be selected by a panel of judges who will judge each entry (and use of the award) on:
  • The extent to which the proposed initiative will help the local community in question.
  • The extent of the proposed initiative’s reach.
  • The perceived local need for such hobbies, sporting or leisure activities.
The remaining award will go to the project that has received the most public votes on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate website.
Applications quick and easy to fill out. Interested groups should fill in the online form and explain, in 200 words or less, what their organisation does and why the £300 grant would be influential in carrying out their project. Unsuccessful entries will automatically be carried forward to the following week, although any public votes already secured will be discarded and voting will begin again for all projects.
The final deadline for applications is 28 February 2016 (11:59pm).
Full terms and conditions can be found on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate website
Source: Galaxy Hot Chocolate, 02/11/2015

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust – Reminder of Deadline for Local Grants

The aim of the Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust (MSCT) is to enrich the quality of life in Welsh communities by investing in community-based projects that will have a lasting impression on the people who will benefit. The Trust's income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased for public events at the Millennium Stadium, which enables it to award grants to voluntary and charitable organisations throughout Wales.
Grants of up to £2,500 are available for not-for-profit organisations in Wales that have a remit to serve their local community or town.
Funding is available for projects in the following areas:
  • Sport - The Trust is keen to support volunteer-based projects, particularly from ethnic minorities and people with disabilities. In addition, the Trust recognises the difference that coaching can make to the development of a sport and is keen to fund equipment and coaching costs if the need has been clearly identified.
  • The Arts - The Trust aims to give more people the opportunity to enjoy the diversity of performing and visual arts in Wales. The Trust particularly favours proposals which expand and improve arts provision in parts of the country less well served than others and will give priority to organisations which strive to work together to share experiences, practices and ideas.
  • The Environment - The Trust encourages applications relating to recycling, developing green spaces, the development and promotion of green practices and the promotion of public transport schemes. Projects that improve the quality of Wales' environment, protect and create a vibrant countryside, and develop and promote sustainable land use planning will be a priority for support. The Trust aims to fund programmes that protect and enhance Wales' natural heritage and promote its sustainable use and enjoyment in a way which contributes to local economic prosperity and social inclusion.
  • The Community - The Trust will give priority to organisations that are looking to tackle social, personal, economic or cultural barriers within their own communities. In particular, projects that lead to greater independence and give people more control over their lives will be given priority. The Trust welcomes applications that give people a voice to express their needs and hopes. The Trust is keen to help disabled people to challenge barriers and to be active and visible in their local communities.
The deadline for applications is 30 November 2015 (12 noon).
Please note that paper based applications are no longer accepted.
Full details can be found on the Trust's website
Source: Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust, 23/10/2015