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