Thursday, 29 March 2018

Open4Community Powys Funding Portal

Open4Community Powys Funding Portal
We are contacting you to inform you that the commissioning of our current funding portal provider, IDOX, will end on 31st March 2018.  You may already have received an e-mail from IDOX informing you of this.
We are delighted to inform you that, together with Third Sector Support Wales partners (CVCs & WCVA) we are developing a new, bespoke portal for Wales. We aim to have the new system available by September 2018.
The new system will enable users to:
·                     Have a simple login and registration
·                     View the most recently updated funds
·                     Produce a summary list of fund results
·                     Read detailed fund information pages
·                     Download PDFs of fund information pages
·                     Save searches
·                     Create a “shopping list” of funds and create reports
·                     Receive email alerts on selected searches
·                     Receive regular funding bulletins

In the interim period, PAVO has subscribed to a temporary provision and Development Officers will be able to undertake funding searches on your behalf, whilst we await the arrival of the new system.
Please contact us on 01597 822191 or e-mail for further support or information.
Updates will appear:
·         On the PAVO website:
·         On the PAVO funding blog:
·         In the PAVO e-brief

So watch this space!

Annwyl Aelod PAVO
Porth Ariannu Powys Open4Community
Rydym yn cysylltu â chi i roi gwybod i chi y bydd comisiynu ein darparwr porth ariannu cyfredol, IDOX, yn dod i ben ar Fawrth 31 2018. Efallai y byddwch eisoes wedi derbyn e-bost gan IDOX i'ch hysbysu o hyn.
Rydym wrth ein bodd yn eich hysbysu, ynghyd â phartneriaid Cefnogi Trydydd Sector Cymru (CGCau a WCVA) rydym yn datblygu porth pwrpasol newydd i Gymru. Ein nod yw cael y system newydd ar gael erbyn mis Medi 20189.
Bydd y system newydd yn galluogi defnyddwyr i:
• Gael mewngofnodi a chofrestru syml
• Wylio’r cronfeydd a ddiweddarwyd mwyaf ddiweddar
• Gynhyrchu rhestr fer o ganlyniadau'r gronfa
• Ddarllen dudalennau gwybodaeth gronfa fanwl
• Lawrlwytho PDFau o dudalennau gwybodaeth am y gronfa
• Arbed chwiliadau
• Greu "rhestr siopa" o gronfeydd a chreu adroddiadau
• Dderbyn rhybuddion e-bost ar chwiliadau dethol
• Dderbyn bwletinau cyllid rheolaidd
Yn y cyfamser, mae PAVO wedi tanysgrifio i ddarpariaeth dros dro a bydd Swyddogion Datblygu yn gallu ymgymryd â chwiliadau ariannu ar eich rhan, tra'n bod yn aros am sefydliad y system newydd.
Cysylltwch â ni ar 01597 822191 neu e-bostiwch am gymorth neu wybodaeth bellach.
Bydd diweddariadau'n ymddangos:
• Ar wefan PAVO:
• Ar flog ariannu PAVO:
• Yn e-briff misol PAVO

Felly gwyliwch y gofod hwn!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

UnLtd - Support for Social Entreprenuers

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. Each year we
support hundreds of individuals through our Awards programmes which provide funding, advice,
practical support and networking and learning opportunities. Our model is unique because we
invest directly in individuals.

What are we looking for?

We seek exceptional individuals who are:

. motivated by social good;
. entrepreneurial;
. open to learning;
. and have an innovative business idea that will deliver solid social impact.

Our current awards programmes

Our awards are designed to support Social Entrepreneurs at key stages in their journeys;

  • Try It Up to £500 to test an idea and to develop confidence and entrepreneurial 


  • Do It Up to £5,000 for exceptional people to start their journeys building 

          entrepreneurial skill and capacity

  • Grow It Up to £15,000 for existing ventures that are ambitious to grow 

In addition

UnLtd works with social entrepreneurs and expert partner organisations to address specific
social challenges. Please check our website for the most up to date details. 

Contact - Award Manager, Wales – Jane Ryall 07487 784616, 


Gwybodaeth ynghylch UnLtd

UnLtd yw prif ddarparwr cymorth ar gyfer entrepreneuriaid cymdeithasol yn y DU. Bob
blwyddyn, rydym yn cynorthwyo cannoedd o unigolion drwy ein rhaglenni Gwobrau sy’n darparu
cyllid, cyngor, cymorth ymarferol, a chyfleoedd rhwydweithio a dysgu. Mae ein model yn
unigryw gan ein bod yn buddsoddi’n uniongyrchol mewn unigolion.

Beth ydym ni’n chwilio amdano?

Rydym yn chwilio am unigolion eithriadol sy’n:

• cael eu hysgogi drwy gyflawni lles cymdeithasol;

• entrepreneuraidd;

• agored i ddysgu;

• gallu meddwl am syniad busnes arloesol a fydd yn cael effaith sylweddol ar gymdeithas.

Ein rhaglenni gwobrwyo presennol

Dyluniwyd ein gwobrau i gynorthwyo Entrepreneuriaid Cymdeithasol ar gyfnodau allweddol yn
ystod eu llwybrau;

  • Rhowch gynnig arni Hyd at £500 i arbrofi syniad ac i fagu hyder a sgiliau 


  • Gwnewch ef Hyd at £5,000 ar gyfer pobl eithriadol i ddechrau dilyn eu llwybrau 

gan adeiladu eu gallu a chapasiti entrepreneuraidd

  • Datblygwch ef Hyd at £15,000 ar gyfer mentrau presennol sy’n awyddus i dyfu 


Mae UnLtd yn gweithio gydag entrepreneuriaid cymdeithasol a sefydliadau partner arbenigol i
fynd i’r afael â heriau cymdeithasol penodol. Ewch i’n gwefan i gael y manylion diweddaraf. 

Cambrian Mountains Welcome Event 2018

Tuesday, 27 March 2018


The Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fundprovides small grants for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest; i.e. a community of people who share a common interest or passion, such as:
o People who are disabled or with a chronic illness;
o Living in poverty;
o Voluntary carers;
o Homeless;
o Isolated older people; or
o Other demonstrable significant need.
The Foundation is interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches to supporting the community of interest.
Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Scotland may apply for a grant of up to £2,000.
There is no match funding requirement.
Approximately 1 in 4 applications are successful. Organisations with a turnover of £300,000 or more are unlikely to be awarded a grant. Similarly, organisations with more than six months running costs in a cash reserve are also unlikely to secure grant support.
Applicants with a Greggs shop nearby will be prioritised. A Greggs store locator can be found HERE.
Grants can cover sessional activities, respite support, equipment, trips and residential breaks.
Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of the Foundation's following Key Performance Targets:
o Beneficiaries have reduced social isolation;
o Beneficiaries report improved health and wellbeing;
o Beneficiaries report improved resilience/coping mechanisms;
o Beneficiaries have improved life skills; and
o Beneficiaries have improved opportunities.
Funding is not available for:
o Ongoing running costs;
o Continuation of existing and ongoing work;
o Contributions towards larger projects/fundraising appeals;
o Animal charities;
o "Friends of" associations;
o Uniformed groups such as scouts, guides and sea cadets;
o Sports clubs and associations;
o Overseas travel;
o Curricular activities that take place during the school day;
o Religious promotion;
o Research grants;
o Repayment of loans;
o Purchase of vehicles;
o Medical equipment;
o Major capital projects; or
o Sponsorship of events or activities.
The second and final deadline for the Local Community Projects Fund this year is midnight on Friday 22 June.
Successful applicants will be announced by Friday 17 August 2018.
Further information and an application form (which can be completed online) is available on the Foundation's website.
Contact details for the Greggs Foundation are:
The Greggs Foundation
Greggs House
Quorum Business Park
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE12 8BU
Tel: 0191 2127626

(Source: GRIN)

Monday, 26 March 2018


The Safe, Secure and Settled Fund a new £4 million grant programme that forms part of Comic Relief's Sport for Change programme.
The programme aims to improve the lives of young people aged up to 25 years that lack a safe or secure place to live and help them gain the skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives.
The funding will support projects in the UK, India, South Africa, Brazil and Kenya.
UK based not-for-profit organisations may apply for a grant of between £100,000 and £500,000 for between 2 and 4 years.
Applications for work in India, South Africa, Brazil or Kenya can be made by a locally registered organisation directly delivering the project or in partnership with a UK-based organisation.
Projects should take a creative approach, using sport as a tool for social change in their approach and contribute to at least one of the following outcomes:
o Children and young people increase and/or sustain their engagement with education;
o Children and young people have increased pathways into training or employment;
o More children and young people have a safe and supportive network or trusted place to go for advice; and/or
o Children and young people increase life skills, for example money management, daily living skills, legal rights, problem solving, creative thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, assertiveness, empathy, coping with stress, trauma and loss, resilience.
Proposals will need to:
o Go above and beyond confidence building and be able to demonstrate how sport can be used to achieve positive social change; and
o Demonstrate wider social outcomes and not just focus on increasing participation in sport for the physical health benefits.
Applicants should read the short guide published by Comic Relief to ensure they understand what makes a good Sport for Change project.
Proposals will be accepted from 22 March 2018 until midday on Thursday 14 June 2018.
There is a two-stage application process. Groups with the strongest proposals will be shortlisted to go through to full application.
Guidance notes and an online application form can be found on the Comic Relief website.
Contact details for the Safe, Secure and Settled Fund are:
The Grants Team
Comic Relief
89 Albert Embankment
Tel: 020 7820 2000

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 23 March 2018


The Performing Rights Society’s Open Fund for Organisations grant programme supports the creation, performance and promotion of new music and to enable songwriters, composers, artists, bands and performers of all backgrounds to develop creatively and professionally.
Priority will be given to projects that fit with all 3 of the Foundation's funding priorities:
1.  To support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding new music in any genre (the Foundation is particularly interested in the quality of the music);
2.  To enable the UK’s most talented music creators to realise their potential (the Foundation is interested in how projects will develop the songwriters and composers involved and is committed to supporting UK-based songwriters and composers of all backgrounds); and
3. To inspire audiences Applicants will be asked to outline who they are reaching and how. This includes audiences at a local, regional, national or international level.
Grants up to £10,000 are available. 
Applications are accepted from any not-for-profit organisations based in the UK with an eligible project and can be made by:
o Promoters;
o Festivals;
o Orchestras and large ensembles (including orchestras, choirs, jazz bands or folk groups with 12 or more performers); o Talent development or composer development organisations;
o Venues;
o Curators;
o Organisations that are limited by guarantee and/or a registered Charity;
o CIC organisations;
o Non-music organisations including local authorities, museums, etc.
Eligible activities include:
o Touring;
o Recording;
o Promotion and marketing;
o Commissions of new music by UK-based creators;
o Exciting community projects involving high-quality music creators;
o Music creator residencies;
o Live programmes featuring new UK music;
o Programmes that strongly feature or are based around new music (for example, promoting a series of live events featuring outstanding new music, the new music component of a festival programme, artist/composer/talent development programme or multiple commissions);
o Equipment/rehearsal space hire if it is an essential part of the project;
o Administrative costs (for example, time spent organising the project, letters, printing, stamps);
o Development time (for example, the time it will take the music creator to work on the new material);
o Promotional activity/PR costs relating directly to the applicant's development as a music creator/the project;
o Website creation (but only if crucial to the promotion of the project);
o Music videos when part of wider project activity;
o Musician fees (the PRS Foundation will not fund a project if the applicant does not pay their musicians);
o Contingency (up to 10% of the total project budget); and/or
o Concerts, record launches, gigs, tours, installations, festivals and promoters which feature a significant programme of new UK music.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Individuals in full-time education (unless an exception is made by the Grants Team);
o Under 18s, unless represented by an adult with a valid DBS check;
o Projects where the lead composer/songwriter is a member of another performance rights collection societies (i.e. UK based music creator must either be a member of PRS or should be in a position to join);
o Companies limited by shares (although these are considered on a case-by-case basis);
o Projects that contain no element of live performance or creation;
o Technology projects (unless they contain a significant aspect of new music creation);
o The purchase of vans and cars;
o Bursaries, tuition/education costs, or scholarships;
o Capital projects (eg building work);
o Any project raising funds for another charity;
o Purchasing equipment;
o Organisations or projects that have been running for less than 18 months;
o Retrospective activity or that falls before the application decision date;
o Organisations based outside the UK;
o British music creators no longer permanently resident in the UK;
o International tours/international activity unless part of a majority UK-based project;
o Radio stations/broadcasting costs;
o Start-up companies or record labels;
o A roster of artists on a record label;
o Living costs;
o Salary costs; or
o Core funding.
There is a 2-stage application process for the Open Programme.
The remaining deadlines for Stage 1 applications during 2018 are:
6pm on Monday 11 June; and
o 6pm on Monday 1 October.
Successful applicants at Stage 1 will be invited to complete a full application at Stage 2.
Applications must be made via the online application form on the Foundation's website, where further information about the PRS Foundation and the Open Programme can be found.
Contact details for the PRS Foundation are:
The PRS Foundation
2 Pancras Square
(The Foundation does not advertise a phone number.)  
(Source: GRIN)

Tuesday, 20 March 2018


This is a special fund to celebrate the 60th anniversary. 

  • Wales is a priority region -  they are really keen to see more Welsh applications.
  • This fund is for one off capital improvements to existing buildings or new buildings.
  • Projects can apply for between £30,000 - £150,000.  If your total project was £300,000 they can only fund up to £150,000.
  • Planning permission must be in place by 30-6-2018.
  • There must be clear community benefit and ongoing sustainability with as broad a benefit as possible.
  • You can apply if you have been previously turned down, or are currently holding a grant from their other funds.
  • A 25 year lease must be in place.
  • Registered charities or Charitable Incorporated Organisations can apply.
For more information go to:

Friday, 16 March 2018

School for Social Entrepreneurs Funding Scheme

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) is looking people who want to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations in the UK. They seek to support social entrepreneurs at all stages, from idea through to scale. The SSE have pledged to support 260 people this year through the Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme, run in partnership with SSE and Big Lottery Fund.

The SSE can offer a year of support, including:

  • A learning programme with The SSE
  • A grant of £1,000, or Match Trading grant of up to £7,000
  • Mentoring
  • A supportive community
There is no cost to participants. The deadline is Thursday 26th April 2018.

Further information can be found at


MSCT are pleased to announce a one-off Grant Scheme called the


 Opening on 01.01.2018 to 01.05.2018.


Grant Round
MSCT’s Youth Fund
Organisations Providing for Young People up to age  19 Years old
Engaging with Young People. Funding is STRICTLY for equipment, training, and project delivery costs only. (Salaries and Overheads will not be entertained)
Open 01.01.2018 and Closes 01.05.2018. Trustees Meet on 28.06.2018

MSCT was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Commission and its income is generated through a levy on every ticket purchased by people attending public events at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

There are no restrictions on applying to this round. If you have been successful in the past three years the embargo on reapplying for three years does not apply. If you have been unsuccessful in the past year the embargo for not reapplying for a year does not apply.  

The Trustees have chosen to provide a one-off grants scheme for 2018 focussing on:


Applications must be for projects Engaging with Young People. (Salaries and Overheads will not be entertained), Funding must be for equipment, volunteer costs, training and may include but cannot solely be for project delivery costs.

The organisation applying does not necessarily need to be a youth organisation, but the project must be working with young people up to the age of 19 years of age.

(Source: MSCT; link WCVA)

Coop Local Community Fund

The Co-op is looking for causes who need funds for projects that bring people together and make a difference in your community. Apply by 8 April at

The next round of the Local Community Fund will be open from Monday 5 March - 8 April.

For the next round of applications, we are widening the range of causes who can apply beyond charities to include community organisations, co-ops and social enterprises. This is very exciting as it means we can help bring more people together to make a difference in our communities across the UK.

Please share and retweet any posts you see from the Co-op promoting the fund on social media. #TheCoopWay 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Triangle Trust Development Grant

The Triangle Trust’s Development Grant scheme is designed to provide core funding to support organisations that want to implement a step change in their development and therefore build increased sustainability for the future; for example, by diversifying income streams or establishing a trading arm.
Any costs incurred by the applicant in undertaking its core business can be covered by a grant.
The Trust’s funding priorities are (1) Carers and (2) the Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders.
1. Carers
The Trust offers dedicated funding for carer organisations where they will not have to compete with applications from other sectors. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust can only offer funding to specialist carer organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run carer projects.
2. The Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders
The Trust would like to see the re-offending rates in the UK reduce and offer dedicated funding to organisations working with offenders whilst in prison and after they are released to bring this about. PLEASE NOTE: the Trust can only offer funding to specialist offender organisations rather than those with a broader remit which run offender projects.
Registered charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and Community Interest Companies that are working within the UK and have a UK office may apply for a grant of up to £80,000 over 3 years with a maximum of £35,000 in year one.
The amount requested each year is expected to taper down as applicants develop other sustainable income streams, for example: £35,000 in year 1; £25,000 in year 2 and £20,000 in year 3.
This is a highly competitive fund with a success rate in 2016 of 1 in 8 for eligible rehabilitation applicants and 1 in 12 for eligible carer applicants.
All previous unsuccessful applicants to The Triangle Trust must wait 2 years before reapplying. Applicants already in receipt of a Development Grant cannot apply for further funding until the final year of their current grant.
Applicants must:
o Have a constitution whose sole purpose is to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Be involved in providing direct practical support work, research projects or policy or campaigning work relevant to unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Demonstrate in their application how they have expertise and a history of working with unpaid carers or offenders;
o Have some volunteer input;
o Have a gross annual income (including contract income) for the most recent financial year of less than £1 million, although priority will be given to smaller organisations;
o Make a commitment to develop sustainable income streams during the grant period; and
o Have evaluation systems for their work in place, and if not then part of the grant should be used to put a system in place.
Organisations involved in research, policy and campaign work relevant to unpaid carers and the rehabilitation of offenders may apply for a Development Grant.
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Organisations with a broader remit that are running a project to support unpaid carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders;
o Organisations running crime prevention or restorative justice initiatives;
o Organisations providing support to the “cared for” as well as their carers;
o Appointment of a Trust or Community Fundraiser;
o Expanding the coverage of a particular service, unless there is a tangible increase in sustainability as a result;
o Match funding, unless associated with a sustainability development;
o Covering the loss of a statutory contract or grant income; or
o General running costs.
The application rounds for 2018 are:
1. Unpaid Carers - opens on Friday 9 March with a deadline of midday on Thursday 3 May 2018;
2. The Rehabilitation of Offenders and Ex-offenders - this round will open in September with a deadline in early November (specific dates are yet to be announced).  
There is a 2-stage application process. Shortlisted applicants after stage 1 will be required to host a visit from the Triangle Trust and present their strategic plan for the next few years.
The Trust is usually more than happy to discuss potential applications by email or by telephone prior to an application being made.
The Trust is particularly interested in receiving applications from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, as these areas have been underrepresented in previous funding rounds.
Applications should be submitted using the application form available on the Triangle Trust website.
Contact details for the Trust are:
Dr. Joanne Wright
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Foundation House
2-4 Forum Place
Fiddlebridge Lane
AL10 0RN
Tel: 01707 707078

(Source: GRIN)

Friday, 9 March 2018


The Pink Ribbon Foundation's principal aim is to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which: 
1. Relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer; and 
2. Are working to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.
The Foundation provides grant support to charities whose objectives are:
o To relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or have been affected by, breast cancer by providing, or assisting in the provision of, information, care or emotional, practical and financial support; and
o To advance public education in the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment, in particular but not exclusively by commissioning, or conducting, research into the causes, detection and treatment of breast cancer and by disseminating the results of such research.
The Foundation is keen to support initiatives which promote a positive view of living with breast cancer.
Grants up to £5,000 are available.
Larger awards may be made in exceptional circumstances.
Funding is available for revenue, capital or project costs.
Awards are usually confirmed towards the end of July.
During the year ending 30 September 2016, the Foundation awarded grants totalling £268,785 (2015: £210,007).
A list of awards made during the year can be found on pages 10-12 of the Foundation’s annual accounts.
Registered charities working in the field of breast cancer in the UK are eligible to apply.
The Foundation will consider applications from general cancer charities if any grant made will be used to benefit those suffering from, or affected by, 50% of patients with Breast Cancer or for research into, or the dissemination of information about, breast cancer.
The Foundation welcomes applications from all ethnic and minority groups.
PLEASE NOTE: organisations with limited financial resources will be prioritised for grant support.
The 2018 application deadline is Thursday 31st May.
Groups that have not registered with the Pink Ribbon Foundation and are considering applying for a grant can send an email to the Foundation at any time of the year to be added to the register.
Further information and an application form can be downloaded from the Foundation's website.
Contact details for the Foundation are:
Jonathan Prince
The Pink Ribbon Foundation
Crofton House
5 Morley Close
Kent BR6 8JR
Tel: 01689 858877
(Source: GRIN)

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Grants available to develop grassroots sport throughout Powys

Grants available to develop grassroots sport throughout Powys

Over £14,000 has been handed out to over a dozen sport organisations across the county, Powys County Council has announced.

Now sports and physical groups in Powys are being urged by the council’s Sports Development Team to take advantage of a grant worth up to £1,500 to help contribute to creating thriving clubs which will continue to create opportunities through enterprise and innovation.

The grants are designed to make a difference to sport and physical activity locally and are available through the Sportlot Community Chest, the Sports Council for Wales National Lottery funded grant aid scheme.

Cllr Rachel Powell, Cabinet Member for Sports Development, said: “I’m delighted that we have been able to award these grants to the 12 clubs, which will help them thrive and make a difference to sport and physical activity in their area.

“With £90,000 available for this financial year, I’m urging organisations to submit applications so they don’t miss out on this grant funding.”

The next deadline for applications is Thursday, April 19, 2018. For further information contact the council’s Sport Development Team on 01686 614060 or email

Application forms can be downloaded from the Sport Wales website
Sport Wales
As the national organisation responsible for increasing participation and improving performance in sport in Wales, we work with our partners to achieve our shared aspirations of getting every child hooked on sport for life and Wales being a nation of champions.