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Funding Newsflash September 2019

Funding Newsflash

We are pleased to announce that the West Wales region of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs has been successfully awarded £3,000 to deliver workshops in Out of School Childcare Clubs to encourage out door play and to connect with nature, in the Pembroke dock, Saundersfoot and Tenby areas of Pembrokeshire and in the Llanelli area of Carmarthenshire. If your setting is interested in receiving one of our free workshops please Email infoww@clybiauplantcymru.orgor telephone the West Wales Regional Office on 01269 831010 for more information.




The Wesleyan Foundation


The Wesleyan Foundation was established in 2017 to continue to support various good causes throughout the UK and specifically Cardiff in Wales. 

The Wesleyan Foundation provides support in the following areas:

  • Health - Projects working to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community
  • Education - Projects that work to promote education and lifelong learning
  • Social - Projects that create innovative solutions to social challenges, promoting community cohesion and developing resilience within communities.

Who can apply?

  • Charities, constituted not for profit groups and organisations running projects and activities for the benefit of their local community (e.g. after school clubs, training and skills building projects, luncheon clubs, memory cafes, befriending services etc.).

Grants Available:

Two sizes of grant are available to organisations working in the City and County of Cardiff:

Small Grants:

  • Local constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £250,000 can apply for grants of up to £2,000.

Large Grants:

  • Constituted community groups and registered charities with an income below £500,000 can apply for grants of between £2,000 - £10,000.
  • Grant requests should be no more than 20% of the organisation's annual income (in the last financial year)
  • Any requests for salary, equipment and volunteer costs should be clearly budgeted and only used for the project applied for.
  • Applicants should be able to provide 2 years of accounts

Please note:

  • Grants will not be awarded retrospectively i.e. for costs already incurred prior to receipt of the grant offer letter and signed terms and conditions.
  • Applicants will hear the outcome of their application within 16 weeks of the deadline.
  • A regularly used email should be included as this is a completely online process, correspondence will be via email
  • Applicants must provide documentation to support their application
  • Applicants will be required to provide a brief update at 6 months into the project, and complete a monitoring form at the end of the project.

Grants are available for:

  • Individuals or sole traders
  • Capital builds
  • Promotion of religious or political activity
  • Schools, churches, parish councils or PTA's unless wider community benefit is demonstrated
  • Animal welfare, unless the project benefits people (eg. Disabled riding schemes)
  • Groups with more than 12 months of running costs in reserve
  • Direct replacement of statutory obligation e.g. within education, NHS or government.

This is a new grant giving programme, and the criteria may change in the future.

This fund is open For further information and how to apply please visit the website





 The Welsh Church Fund


Each local authority in Wales has a Welsh Church Fund which is managed differently in each area.


Blaenau Gwent

The local authority holds and allocates this grant via its Members Grants Working Group. Applications can be obtained by contacting Rhian Daly in the Civic Centre Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 6XB

Amounts vary, however they are not large, somewhere between £200-£400.



In Caerphilly the maximum grant is £5000 full funding up to £7,500 75% funding of the total project cost. Contact is Gaynor Elliott at CCBC Finance Department. Tel: 01443 863105



Here the fund is administered by Monmouthshire County Council.  The fund will consider projects for the following:

Education and Religion, The Relief of Poverty, Art, Libraries and Museums and other purposes that are of benefit to the community

Grants can be awarded for Capital and Revenue and are at the discretion of the Cabinet.  You can find a list of charitable purposes which they will fund on their website, along with the application form https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/PBUPCG5VZfWBvf7GoL0

The grant is for Monmouthshire residents and any organisations operating in the county. Applications are considered seven times a year.

For more information contact:


David Jarrett

Monmouthshire County Council

@Innovation House

PO Box 106


NP26 9AN

01633 644657



Maximum grant £10,000 for organisations £1,000 for individuals. Funding must benefit the residents of Newport. The deadline for applications is 28th February and 31st August every year. For more information, contact Head of Finance, Civic Centre, Newport, South Wales, NP20 4UR. Tel: 01633 210778/210779 Fax number 01633 244721 or go to





One Stop Carriers for Causes 


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support projects that benefit local communities helping improve lives and local places.


The Carrier Bags for Causes grants are funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in One Stop stores in England, Wales and Scotland.

  • Projects need to be within a 2 mile radius of a One Stop store
  • Projects must benefit local communities
  • Is only available to non-profit groups and organisations.

The types of projects funded is very broad and will cover direct cost needed to deliver the project, this could be buying litter pickers and bags for a community clean up day; plants, spades and forks, to plant a new community garden; the cost of a minibus for a day trip for a community group or the materials needed to paint a room at an After School Club.


Further information can be found on the Website.  





The Big Lottery Community Fund

Awards for All

Awards for All provides voluntary and community groups with a quick and easy way to get small Lottery grants which aim to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. The programme encourages a wide range of community, health, educational and environmental projects.

Funding of between £300 and £10,000 for projects. Decisions are made continuously throughout the year.

People & Places

This programme will fund projects that enable people to work together for strong communities, social justice and better rural and urban environments.

People and Places: Medium grants


  • Grants for voluntary or community groups.
  • We will fund revenue or capital expenditure lasting up to five years.
  • The most important thing is that you tell us about your community and how the project will make positive changes on the lives of people within it.
  • This is a one stage application process.

People and Places: Large grants


  • Grants for voluntary or community groups.
  • We will fund revenue or capital expenditure lasting up to five years.
  • The most important thing is that you tell us about your community and how the project will make positive changes on the lives of people within it.
  • This is a two stage application process.

Heritage Fund

Offers a range of different grant programmes with grants from £3,000 to over £5million. In assessing applications, the HF takes account of the outcomes for heritage, people and communities that projects will achieve.

Here are a few of its current programmes

Heritage - £3,000 to £10,000

Heritage - £10,000 to £100,000

Heritage - £100,000 to £250,000

Heritage - £25,000 to £5million

Heritage Horizon Awards - Grants of £5million and over.

For more information, go to the website . For any queries please contact The National  Lottery Community fund on 0300 123 0735 Textphone: 18001 or email: wales@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk






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!  


029 2074 1000






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