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PAVS Funding Advice Service comes under the umbrella of the Third Sector Support Team in PAVS.  The focus of this work is to share funding knowledge and experience with social enterprises, voluntary and community groups in order to help them to develop sustainable funding strategies. 

Find out more on the Funding Events page about some useful sessions that the PAVS Team has organised for you, more details here...


Pembrokeshire Funding Portal

Click on the PAVS logo above to access the Pembrokeshire Funding Portal


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For more information call PAVS on 01437 769 422

or e-mail




Last updated January 2015


Latest Funding News ...

Final deadline 2016/17 Caring Communities Innovation Grant

13th January 2017

South Hook LNG Community Fund 2017

View the Application Information sheet for more details here

LNG Community Fund Logo

2017 Deadlines

3rd February 2017

5th May 2017

28th July 2017

20th October 2017

Contact PAVS for a copy of the application pack on development@pavs.org.uk or call (01437) 769 422 to find out more.

Updated January 2017

Little Green Grant - first deadline for 2017/18 announced as 21st April 2017!

The Little Green Grant is now open to applications with confirmation of further funding available from April 2017 onwards, for further details visit this page here...


21st April 2017

8th September 2017

12th January 2018

Application packs are available from PAVS' Third Sector Support Team on (01437) 769 422 or email development@pavs.org.uk

Updated March 2017

Co-op Community Fund

The Co-op Community Fund has up to £2,000 per store to allocate to three local charities. If you know of anyone who would like to apply for a share of the fund, please take a look at the online application below: causes.coop.co.uk

The deadline for Pembroke and Kilgetty stores has been extended to 25th January 2017.

You can apply if you're:
• a registered charity
• a small charity registered with HMRC for tax
• a registered community amateur sports club
• a church that's an 'excepted' charity
• a Scout or Guide group

Updated January 2017

Pembrokeshire Cancer Support, recently supported by the South Hook LNG Community Fund received a visit from South Hook LNG & PAVS staff to find out how the money benefited the group and its beneficiaries.  Link here to an article about the visit.

Updated June 2016


Big Lottery Fund Wales - Rural Programme: Community Development Support
Total available:£2m for Community Development Support Application deadline: 1pm, Tuesday 15th November 2016

More information here...

Website link here...

Further details here...


'Celebrate' Funding - programme closed
In July 2016 the Big Lottery Fund launched Celebrate, a new funding programme which aimed to bring people together. Grants of up to £2,000 were awarded to help communities celebrate what was important to them.

For details of some of the projects supported click here

To keep up to date with the latest news from the Big Lottery Fund, follow ‘Big Lottery Fund Wales’ on Facebook, @BigLotteryWales on Twitter, or sign up to their ebulletin.


Caring Communities Innovation Grant Scheme

Latest News - December  2016

Last deadline 13th January 2017

The eligibility criteria for the Caring Communities Innovation Grant was extended in September 2016.

There are two significant changes to the scheme:

• applications for projects supporting people with Learning Disabilities will now be eligible (previously only projects supporting older people were eligible), and
• applications for projects which are capital only will be eligible (previously the capital element of the project was a maximum of 25%)

All applications must support the priorites of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act 2014.

The updated application packs are available from PAVS' Third Sector Support Team, development@pavs.org.uk or 01437 769422.


This scheme is administered by PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services), and is funded through the Welsh Government's Intermediate Care Fund (ICF), managed by Hywel Dda University Health Board and Pembrokeshire County Council

In Pembrokeshire, the ICF is being used to pump-prime preventative community-led innovative initiatives, which can evidence positive outcomes for older people based on identified local need. (eligibility has now been extended to include people with learning difficulties - details to follow)

Intermediate Care Fund Prioirities - Older People

Projects need to contribute to the following key objectives of the scheme:

• To develop locally led innovative projects based on local need

• To improve care co-ordination between social services, health, housing, third and independent sectors, to focus on preventative care and to avoid unnecessary hospital admission or delayed discharge

• To improve the resilience of local communities and their ability to support frail, older people to access and enjoy their normal network of community and family relationships

  • To support the principals of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to give people choice and control

Intermediate Care Fund Priorities - People with Learning Disabilities.

Projects will need to contribute to the following key objectives of the scheme:

• To develop integrated services in which health, housing and or social care needs are addressed.
• To develop resilient services delivered within the local community so that people with a learning disability do not have to travel out of county for services.
• To provide services that help reduce reliance on continued health or social care enabling people to remain at home for longer.
• To provide fair and equal access to services for people with a Learning Disability.
• To support the principals of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 to give people choice and control


Innovative community-led projects being run by local groups will be prioritised. Applications for a contribution to a larger-scale project will only be considered if the Caring Communities Innovation Grant is for a discrete, identified element of activity.

Will fund:

  • mainly revenue for projects that build community capacity and resilience in order to help older people stay healthy and live independently within their communities

All grants will need to be spent by the end of March 2017.

Past Successes

To highlight the range of projects funded by the Caring Communities Innovation Grant in earlier rounds, click here.

To receive an application please contact the Third Sector Support Team on 01437 769422 or development@pavs.org.uk




BBC Children in Need - Small Grant Programme

BBC Children in Need now has a Small Grant Programme for applications of up to £10,000 for 1 year, and are keen to promote this funding to organisations in Wales.   A Small Grant could be a way of kick-starting your work with disadvantaged children and young people aged 18 and under.  The next deadline is:

01 December with a turnaround of 8/9 weeks. 

The Main Grant Programme is still available for applications of over £10,000 for up to 3 years. To access applications to either of the grant schemes go to the Grants page on www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey or call Emma or ames on 029 2032 2383 to discuss your idea. 

BBC Children in Need fund not-for-profit organisations – you do not need to be a charity but organisations do have to be non-statutory.

Previous News...

Communities Facilities Programme  is a capital grant fund that aims to develop and improve facilities for communities in order to tackle poverty and its effects.  Full details here

Updated 6 June


Spirit of 2012 Trust is offering funding to sporting initiatives throughout the UK, which work to increase participation and connect people within communities and across communities

Posted 2 June

Heart Research UK are offering funding for those involved in sending a helthy messag - see Healthy Hearts Grants

Posted 2 June


Want to get funding information on your mobile?  Why not follow J4B on twitter:

Posted  29 May

A new 'Funding Self help Group' has been developed under the umbrella of the Institute of Fundraising in West Wales - It is a peer led group for fundraisers or those given this responsibility within their organisation to network and gain information about funding.  The group will be inviting speakers to talk to them about the latest funding streams and will offer a range of other funding related activities.  They will be meeting in venues in West Wales.  For more information contact ceridavies9@outlook.com - next meeting is in Carmarthen on Thursday 3rd July from 1:30pm - 3:30pm.

Updated 6 June

BIG Lottery fund are seeking our views to help shape their vision and plans for spending £4 billion from 2015-2021.  Their mission is to bring real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and they want us to take part in the conversation. Click here or on the logo above to have your say.

Posted 25 April

launch the new round of training and information events

If you are intersted in sourcing funding or making application to grant giving bodies follow the link further information from ceri@institute-of-fundraising.org.uk

Posted 17 April

Sport Wales launch new £3m investment into grassroots sport in Wales.  See : BBC Online

The funding is aimed at projects that will generate positive actions to address inequalities within sport at a grass roots level.  It will look at breaking down barriers currently preventing young women and girls from participating in sport and also seek to tackle sporting inequalities relaing to poverty, disability and BME communities


email: c4a@sportwales.org.uk

Phone: 02920 338246.

Posted 15 April

WCVA Better Bids Link to Beter Bidsfor those of you who are thinking of applying to the Big Lottery, People and Places programme, specialist help is available from the Better Bids team




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