Grants for voluntary organisations in Wales in support of sport, the arts, the community and the environment. Deadline December 18th 2007 at noon
Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust
Grants for voluntary organisations in Wales in support of sport, the arts, the community and the environment.
Open for Applications
Objectives of Fund
Through its funding, the Trust aims to improve the quality of life of people who live and work in Wales. In particular, the Trust aims to promote education, history, language, culture, music and folklore particularly for those who face discrimination or disadvantage.
Funding is issued according to the geographical area that an organisation has a remit to cover. The Trust has classified the categories as follows:
Local Organisations - Awards of up to £2,500 are available for organisations with a remit to serve their local community or town.
Regional Organisations - Awards of up to £7,500 are available for organisations with a remit to cover a region or local authority-wide area of Wales, ie Powys or North East Wales.
Match Funding Restrictions
Match funding is not a requirement, but applicants should have demonstrated what other sources of funding have been sought and secured.
Who Can Apply
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
Properly constituted voluntary organisations.
Voluntary groups working with local authorities (applicants cannot be the local authority).
Groups of any age.
Priority is given to organisations serving groups and communities suffering from the greatest disadvantage.
The following exclusions apply:
Projects outside of Wales.
Day-to-day running costs.
Projects that seek to redistribute grant funds for the benefit of third party organisations.
Payments of debts/overdrafts.
Requests from individuals.
Payment to profit-making organisations.
Applications made solely in the name of a local authority.
Successful applicants may not reapply to the Trust until a three year period from the date of grant offer has elapsed.
The Trust has chosen to make grants in the following four categories:
Sport embraces much more than traditional team games and competition. Sport can mean physical activity or the improvement of physical fitness and mental well-being, and can assist in the formation of social relationships and individual and team confidence. The Trust is particularly interested in supporting projects that improve the quality of life of people and communities facing disadvantage.
The Trust strives to make a difference to sporting organisations and those organisations delivering sports projects throughout Wales and appreciates that sport relies heavily on volunteers. 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 Trust is keen to support arts projects that are creative, unique and work with the disadvantaged or deprived individuals and groups throughout Wales. The Trust wishes to develop and improve knowledge and practice of the arts and to increase opportunities for people to see and participate in 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 Trust welcomes applications from environmental groups from both rural and urban areas in Wales, recognising the dramatically different landscapes across Wales.
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 Trust is keen to target local communities suffering from the greatest disadvantage.
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.
How To Apply
The deadline for Local Grant applications is 18 December 2017 (noon).
Information on the next application round for Regional Grants will be provided when it becomes available.
Application forms are available to download from the Trust's website.