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Congratulations to the North Wales region of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs who have been successfully awarded £2,740 by Tesco Bags of Help and Groundworks to deliver 4 in club workshops: Playing Out With The Elements, Nature Zone, Den Building and Games Galore in 4 Out of School Clubs in the Holywell area of Flintshire.





Fund For Wales

Grants of £500 - £1,000 will be awarded to small, volunteer-driven community organisations whose applications aim to deliver the following outcomes:

  • People have better chances in life - with better access to training and development to improve their life skills
  • Stronger communities - with more active citizens working together to tackle their problems
  • Improved rural and urban environment - which communities are better able to access and enjoy
  • Healthier and more active people and communities Grants can support full or partial costs of, for example: projects costs, small capital items & equipment, core costs, activities and programmes (e.g. room hire, transport costs, volunteer expenses, insurance, tutor fees, community events).
  • Preserving heritage and culture
  • This Fund is open to: constituted community-based charities and organisations (eg associations, social enterprises and clubs) o whose beneficiaries are all in Wales with an income of less than £100,000 in the latest reported financial year of which are volunteer-driven and have no more than one full-time equivalent member of staff
  • All applicants must complete a Welsh or English application form which can be downloaded from the Foundation's website www.cfiw.org.uk. Alternatively you can contact the Foundation on 02920 379580 or email mail@cfiw.org.uk for inquiries.

The deadline is 31st January 2019





The Greggs Foundation

The Greggs Foundation offers grants to not-for-profit organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities.

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects or for providing equipment for 'a community of interest'.

The funding is for projects that improve resilience within a community of interest and can include sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.

Eligible projects should also be able to demonstrate that they have achieved at least one of the following Key Performance Targets for their beneficiaries:

  • Decreased social isolation.
  • Improved health and wellbeing.
  • Improved resilience/coping mechanisms.
  • Improved life skills.
  • Improved opportunities.

The deadline for round one applications is 25 April 2019 




The Gwent High Sheriff Community Fund

The Gwent High Sheriffs' Community Fund aims to provide a safer and better quality of life for the people of Gwent by supporting community based initiatives and projects that reduce crime and improve community safety.

There is a strong emphasis on projects which aim to mentor and support young people across Gwent however, the fund will also consider initiatives which address broader community issues.

Who Can Apply?

  • Community groups, voluntary organisations and local charities in Gwent i.e. the local authority areas of Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Caerphilly can apply
  • There is a preference for Grassroots organisations where volunteers play a key role in project delivery.
  • Larger Charites/not for profit organisations to contact the foundation to discuss the proposal first

All applicants must:

  • Be able to demonstrate how their activities contribute to reducing crime, creating better opportunities for children and young people and increasing safety of residence.
  • Have a group/organisation bank account
  • Be properly constituted - although not necessarily a registered charity
  • Be able to supply their latest audited annual accounts or at the very least, evidence of recent income and expenditure.

Grants available

Groups are invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 to support a range of costs which could include:

  • Piloting a new project;
  • Running costs for a programme of activities
  • Purchasing equipment and materials.

Multi-year funding

This year The Gwent high sheriffs fund will be looking at rewarding at least one successful applicant up to £5,000 a year for three years. The fund recognises how important it is for groups to be able to plan for the future and that having secure funding can give the confidence and reassurance to develop projects over the long-term.

To be considered for the multi-year funding please complete the additional section of the application form.

The deadline for the fund is 12pm 31st January 2019

If your application is short-listed then you will be invited to attend the Participatory Grant-making Event in March 2019 in order to bid for a share of the grants pot.

The online application form is available on the Community Foundation in Wales website.





Good Luck- and please tell your Childcare Business Development Officer if you have successful applications so we can share your news with others!  If you have any funding queries, comments or suggestions, email us!  


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