Funding Opportunities

We are delighted to share with you some funding opportunities.  Don’t forget that we can support you in completing applications, so please get in touch if you need our help!

Ashley Family Foundation

Where we focus our support.

The trustees look to fund projects that are true to these values. Our focus is on supporting five main themes:

  • Wales
  • Rural
  • Arts
  • Community
  • Small Charities

Although we have no set limit to the amount that can be awarded, we do favour requests that are below £10,000. Funding is awarded on the context of the project and we know that smaller awards of £500 can make a big difference to some recipients.

Our policy is to favour revenue proposals over capital requests. Funding is generally awarded to one off projects. We will however consider funding over a number of years (up to three) if the project requires it – subject to satisfactory monitoring and review.

What we fund — The Ashley Family Foundation

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs:  Playday Grant

Funding is now available from Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs with funding from the Moondance Foundation for August 2023.  Please discuss your application with your Childcare Business Development Officer, who must also sign your application

Deadlines for submission of applications will be by the end of the month on a rolling basis until the funding has been allocated.

Objectives for the Playday Grant  

Playday is the national day for play, celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2023 will be celebrated on Wednesday 2 August. The theme this year is:

Playing on a shoestring – making every day an adventure

National Lottery Community Fund

We award money raised by National Lottery players to fund great ideas that help communities to thrive.

Groups can apply to us for funding under £10,000, or over £10,000, depending on what they want to do.

We fund projects that support people and communities across the UK to thrive.

We fund lots of different activities through a variety of funding programmes. Take a closer look on the link below;

Thinking of applying for funding? | The National Lottery Community Fund (