Wednesday, 19 August 2015

PDAC are offering financial support to Powys based voluntary organisations

POWYS DRUGS & ALCOHOL CENTRES registered address: PDAC c/o Andrew Jones & Co
The Old Surgery, Spa Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys LD1 5EY


Powys Drugs and Alcohol Centres (PDAC) is a long established local charitable organisation which was formed to provide a wide range of support for individuals living in Powys who are dependant on drugs, alcohol or other substances.

PDAC are offering financial support to Powys based voluntary organisations and community groups which provide - or aim to provide - activities which complement our objectives through initiatives which:

  • support individuals (and their families) resident in Powys who are directly affected by alcohol or substance misuse or

  • provide preventative or diversionary activity or

  • raise public awareness of the issues around drug and alcohol misuse

Interested organisations (which we would expect to be registered charities or appropriately constituted groups) should contact the PDAC Company Secretary in the first instance for further details about how to apply for financial support; which is expected to amount to a maximum of £2,000 per organisation. 

Contact details are: Richard Jones – Company Secretary, PDAC
Email: or write to PDAC at the above address.

Registered Charity No 1099599

Limited Company by Guarantee – 4723619 – Registered in Wales

Monday, 17 August 2015

Institute for fundraising Cymru

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CARDIFF (a few places left) - Wednesday 9 September 2015  CLICK HERE TO BOOK - CROWDCARDIFF 
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Fancy £1500

Fancy £1500 towards your community sport project?
Dear South Powys Clubs and Associations

The deadline for the next round of Community Chest funding is fast approaching -  Thursday Sept 3rd - so please hurry and submit the attached application form ASAP if your club wishes to apply for up to £1500 to deliver a scheme that will either increase participation or improve standards in your sport.   

So far this year, we have received fewer applications than in previous years, which means there are plenty of funds left in the kitty and solid applications are highly likely to gain support.  For further information please visit the Sport Wales website:

Please send your completed applications to:
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Many thanks / diolch yn fawr iawn.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

The Charles Hayward Foundation

The Charles Hayward Foundation is a grant-making charitable trust making awards to charities that are registered in the U.K. The organisation is governed by a board of voluntary trustees, chaired by Mrs. Sue Heath.


The following information is intended to provide a general overview. After which, it is important that you refer to our funding categories for specific information and guidance.


We run both a main and small grant programme, and currently make grants in the following categories:

Main grant programme

Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation (for charities with an income of more than £350,000) and Overseas (for charities with an income between £150,000 and £5,000,000).

Small grant programme

Social & Criminal Justice, Heritage & Conservation and Older People (for charities with an income of less than £350,000).
Within all of the above categories we fund project costs and capital expenditure. For guidance on the types and size of grants we make, please refer to specific category guidelines, also downloadable click here.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Get ready for 13th August

The Covenant Fund: time to get started launch on 13 August 2015

  1. community integration projects
  2. the coordination and delivery of support to the armed forces community
  3. projects which address issues facing veterans in the criminal justice system
There will be 2 application routes:
  • small grants for projects requiring up to £20,000
  • large grants for projects requiring between £20,001 and £500,000

Friday, 7 August 2015

How Charities used #GBBO to engage with supporters

This interesting article shows how charities capitalised on the new series of the Great British Bake off, and by embracing social media in getting their message across.

(Source UK Fundraising)

HOBSON CHARITY LIMITED – Grants between £500 and £150,000 for charitable organisation providing social welfare or recreational activities

The Hobson Charity Limited offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK.
Grants are intended to support registered charities that work in the following areas:
• Education.
• Relief of poverty.
• Recreation.
• Social welfare.
• Support of older people and disadvantaged people.
This is a largely discretionary grantmaking trust that funds a broad variety of projects.
Previous grants have been for between £500 and £150,000. The vast majority of awards are for less than £5,000.
During the financial year ending 31 March 2014 the Charity distributed 88 grants totalling £950,220.
The average award was therefore slightly over £10,000.
Grants were provided at the following levels in the broad categories of:
o Relief of poverty (£60,000)
o Advancement of education (£93,712)
o Advancement of religion (£13,000)
o Other purposes beneficial to the community (£783,508)
Registered charities operating in the UK are eligible to apply.
The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time via a letter of application.
PLEASE NOTE: the charity does not have a website. Further information is available, however, on the Charity Commission website.
Contact details for the Hobson Charity are:
Deborah Hobson
Hobson Charity Limited
21 Bryanston Street
Marble Arch
London W1H 7AB

(Source: GRIN)