Friday, 24 August 2018

Fundraising online? - read on

Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator has published a new section of the Code of Fundraising Practice covering online fundraising platforms, and developed guidance for fundraising platforms to help them meet the expected standards of transparency.
Key areas of requirement for online fundraising platforms include:
  •  Fees and charges transparency
  •  Complaints procedures
  •  Refund criteria
  •  Fraud prevention
  •  Private bank accounts policy
The Fundraising Regulator has also published its annual review, made up of accessible infographics.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018


Please click the links below to book:

Webinar: Brexit and our land: Securing the future of Welsh farming Consultation

Date: 5 September 2018, 2pm
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Webinar: A Low Carbon Pathway for Wales Consultation
Date: 19 September 2018, 2pm


PAVO is pleased to announce that two days of pre-booked appointments have been organised in collaboration with BBC Children in Need. The opportunity to access this very popular funding programme is open to voluntary and community groups that work with disadvantaged children and young people. 

Groups serving POWYS will be able to apply for a 30 minute appointment with James Bird, a BBC Children in Need grants officer, to discuss the eligibility and potential of a project proposal.

Surgeries will be held on:-
Friday 21st September in Ystradgynlais from 10am – 1pm
Friday 21st September in Brecon from 3pm – 7pm,
Monday 24th September in Llandrindod Wells from 10am - 1pm
Monday 24th September in Newtown from 3pm – 7pm.

There will be a maximum of twelve appointments available each day. 

To apply for an appointment please forward an outline of your project proposal (no more than one side of A4), preferably by e-mail, to with your preferred location and second choice.
Applications must be received by Friday 24th August. Places are limited so please apply ASAP.
For more information about the fund requirements, go to

Monday, 20 August 2018

Monday, 13 August 2018

Gwirvol Youth Led Grants Still Time to Apply!

Small grants up to £600 are available from PAVO to run a project that provides volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years.

The young people can be from an existing group or just young people coming together to run a project of their own choosing. The application must be written by a young person.
Past projects have included organising fundraising events to support local charities, local environmental schemes, and improving facilities for older people.
A panel of young people from Powys will assess the applications.
Closing date for applications is 17 August 2018.

Friday, 10 August 2018

What makes great funding bid - Webinar

What makes a great funding bid?

14th August
2.00 pm - 3.00 pm
In this webinar we’ll be sharing timesaving and practical insights to give your organisation the edge in an increasingly competitive funding environment. Join us if you are just starting fundraising for your organisation or if you are looking to hone your skills.
To register please click here

Monday, 6 August 2018

Postcode Dream Fund

THE POSTCODE DREAM FUND - Three or four large grants up to £1 million available to give British charities the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life (application deadline 31 August 2018) 
The Postcode Dream Fund is intended to give organisations the chance to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. Projects must be innovative, creative and original, and be a genuine 'dream'. General running costs including ongoing staff costs, utility bills, council tax, rent and insurance that are directly linked with the project are eligible for funding. Costs relating to PR and communications and capital costs are eligible for funding.
Projects must have been developed to a point where they are ready to execute within four weeks of receiving notification of a successful application. Projects must also be able to show visible results after 12 months.
The funding pot for 2019 is £3 million, from which three or four large grants of between £500,000 and £1,000,000 will be awarded.  Projects must be delivered between 2019 and 2021.
Successful applicants will receive 50% of funding upfront, and the remaining 50% after six months.
The  funding priorities for 2019-2021 are:
1. Changing lives through early intervention;
2. Ending loneliness and social isolation;
3. Protecting Britain’s biodiversity;
4. Sustainable systems change; and
5, Transforming society through sport.
Applications for projects that do not meet one of the funding priorities will also be considered as long as they meet the general funding criteria.
All applications must come from charities in Scotland, England or Wales for projects to be run in these regions. Not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to collaborate to deliver a more effective and wide ranging project.
PLEASE NOTE: all applications must come from at least two organisations. The following conditions apply:
o One of these organisations must be a registered charity, who will be considered the lead organisation for the project and will enter into a contractual relationship with the Trust in order to deliver the project. The main grant contact must be with this organisation;
o The supporting partners can be charities, voluntary groups, community interest companies, universities or other not-for-profit organisations; and
o The lead partner in any application must have an annual income that is at least two times the grant amount applied for (for example, if applying for £500,000 then the lead applicant must have an income of at least £1 million and if applying for £1 million then the lead applicant must have an income of at least £2 million as evidenced by their latest audited accounts).
The following are not eligible for funding:
o Local authorities, city councils or government/statutory bodies;
o Schools;
o Hospitals;
o For-profit businesses;
o Charities who apply without any partners;
o Grant giving bodies who wish to distribute the funds to other organisations;
o Charities applying for projects where the beneficiaries reside overseas;
o Projects that take place overseas;
o Projects where the funding will not be spent within 24 months;
o Projects where the amount requested is less than £500,000;
o Projects where the amount requested is more than £1 million;
o Projects that are not innovative and do not represent a ‘dream’; and
o Projects that do not demonstrate a long-term impact beyond the duration of funding.
The deadline for Stage 1 applications is 5.30pm on Friday 31 August 2018.
The Fund has a three stage application process:
o Stage 1 - a one-page application form should be completed online at the Fund's website. Applicants will be informed of their progress by email within two weeks of the deadline;
o Stage 2 - shortlisted applicants will be asked to apply via a formal online application form;
o Stage 3 - shortlisted applicants from stage 2 will be asked to attend the Trust's offices in Edinburgh to give a formal presentation on their project to the judges.
The winning projects will be announced in January 2019.
For further information, visit the Postcode Dream Fund website.
Contact details for the Dream Fund are:
Dream Fund Helpdesk 
People's Postcode Lottery 
76 George Street 
EH2 3BU 
Tel: 0131 603 8611 


MSCT are pleased to announce that the deadline for the Regional Grant Round  31 has been extended until 14th September 2018 @ 12.00 Noon.

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 Stadium in Cardiff.

The Trust strives to enrich the quality of life in Welsh communities by investing in inspirational sporting, arts, environmental and community-based projects that will have a lasting impression on the people who will benefit.
The Trust achieves this by issuing grants to voluntary and charitable organisations throughout Wales. 

Applicants may apply for up to £7,500.00 for regional  grants where the beneficiaries come from across one local authority area or more. 
Please visit the website for details and to down load an application form:
Click on the Application Form link. The guidelines are also on this page.
Applications need to be sent electronically as a WORD document with supporting information also attached (the supporting documents – bank statements and constitutions if not a charity can be pdfs). Please DO NOT COMPLETE IN CAPITALS, use bullet points, icons, hyperlinks or italics. If you are a charity we can access all information via The Charities Commission’s website.  Please email 
The Trust will no longer accept postal applications.

For queries relating to this round please contact Sarah Fox at: FoxSE Consultancy on Tel:  029 20 022 143 or

Mae MSCT yn falch o gyhoeddi bod Rownd Grantiau 30, yn AGORED.
Dyddiad cau'r cais yw 14 /09/2018 @ 12.00 y bore.
Sefydlwyd Ymddiriedolaeth Elusennol Stadiwm y Mileniwm drwy gytundeb rhwng Stadiwm y Mileniwm a Chomisiwn y Mileniwm a chaiff ei hincwm ei gynhyrchu drwy ardoll ar bob tocyn gaiff ei brynu gan bobl sy’n mynychu digwyddiadau cyhoeddus yn Stadiwm  yng Nghaerdydd.
Mae’r Ymddiriedolaeth yn ymdrechu i gyfoethogi ansawdd bywyd mewn cymunedau yng Nghymru trwy fuddsoddi mewn prosiectau ysbrydoledig chwaraeon, celfyddydol, amgylcheddol ac wedi’u seilio yn y gymuned a fydd yn cael effaith hirdymor ar y bobl sy’n buddio.
Mae’r Ymddiriedolaeth yn cyflawni hyn trwy ddosbarthu grantiau i sefydliadau gwirfoddol ac elusennol ledled Cymru.

Gall ymgeiswyr wneud cais am hyd at £ 7,500.00 ar gyfer grantiau rhanbarthol lle mae'r buddiolwyr yn dod o un ardal awdurdod lleol neu fwy.

Ewch i’r wefan am fanylion ac i lawrlwytho ffurflen gais:
Cliciwch ar dab Ffurflenni a’r ddolen i’r Ffurflen Gais. Mae’r canllawiau hefyd ar yr un tudalen.
Dylid anfon ceisiadau ar ffurf electronig fel dogfen WORD gyda’r wybodaeth ategol wedi’i hatodi (y dogfennau ategol – os nad yn elusen, gall y cyfriflenni banc a’r cyfansoddiadau fod ar ffurf pdf). PEIDIWCH Â CHWBLHAU MEWN CYFALAF, defnyddiwch bwyntiau bwled, eiconau, hypergysylltiadau neu eiriau italig. Os ydych yn elusen, gallwn gael  mynediad at yr holl wybodaeth trwy wefan y Comisiwn Elusennau. Dylid anfon e-bost at y ceisiadau 
Nid yw’r Ymddiriedolaeth bellach yn derbyn ceisiadau trwy’r post.

Am ymholiadau yn ymwneud â’r rownd hon cysylltwch â Sarah Fox yn FoxSE Consultancy ar 029 20 022 143 neu

(Source: MSCT)