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*Funding Wales*

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Last updated September 2019


Latest Funding News ...

New Funding Wales

Search hundreds of funding opportunities from local, national and international sources at funding.cymru (opens external page) – your one stop shop for funding in Wales!!

Funding Wales, the new funding search platform, is a partnership project, brought to you by Third Sector Support Wales, the CVCs working together with WCVA to deliver sustainable funding support to groups throughout Wales.

Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using our free online search engine.

To register and start using Funding Wales link here (opens external webpage).

PAVS will be running orientation sessions for those wishing to get more familiar with using Funding Wales in 2019. Click here for dates.


£££ New Funding Pot - Short deadline! £££

West Wales is Kind
Investment Fund

Supporting regional & county based intergenerational projects across Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion & Pembrokeshire.

  • Improve social connectedness
  • Reduce social isolation
  • Support young and old people to learn from each other

Up to £50, 000 for Regional Projects

Up to £25,000 for County Projects

Deadline: 30th November 2019

Projects to start on 1st January 2020 and to run until no later than 31st December 2020

Click here for flyer

For more information or to recieve an application pack:

email : wwcp@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Funded by Welsh Government's Transformation Programme.

Comic Relief Community Fund

Deadline 31st October 2019!

  • Small grass roots grants £1000 - £10,000
  • Large grants £30,000 - £60,000

4 Funding Themes:

  • Children survive & thrive
  • Gender injustice
  • A safe place to be
  • Mental Health Matters

Please follow this link to find out more about this fund and access the application pack and guidance notes.

Support is available from PAVS to any groups considering making a funding application (as with other funding pots).

Funding Deadlines here...

South Hook LNG Community Fund

View the Application Information sheet for more details here

LNG Community Fund Logo

New dates for 2020 to be announced soon.


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

Updated May 2019

Bluestone Foundation Community Fund

Next Deadline

1st November 2019


PAVS is excited to announce the continuation of its partnership working with the Bluestone Foundation to deliver the Bluestone Foundation Community Fund into 2019.

Groups can apply for grants from £500 up to £2,500.

The Bluestone Foundation Community Fund offers funding to -
• Economic projects that will foster entrepreneurialism and enhance prospects for employment and development
• Projects which raise environmental awareness through education and a volunteer programme
• Social projects which address the effects of deprivation and poverty, with particular emphasis on youth

Organisations demonstrating that they are prepared to help themselves will be prioritised.

To request a copy of the application pack or discuss a potential application then do get in touch with someone from the Third Sector Support Team at PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or email development@pavs.org.uk.

Updated May 2019

Small Grants For Carers Support Groups

2019/20 Deadline:

Friday 15th November 2019

Grants of up to £1000 available for new carers support groups or for existing groups to develp new and innovative projects and activities to support carers.

Grants of up to £250 available for existing groups to continue delivering their current activities.

To request a copy of the application pack or discuss a potential application then do get in touch with the Third Sector Support Team at PAVS on (01437) 769 422 or email development@pavs.org.uk.

*New Grant Scheme*

Dementia Supportive Communities Grant Scheme 2019-20

Grants of up to £1000 available to voluntary and community groups in Pembrokeshire to develop activites to support people with dementia or their carers.


15th November 2019

For further details or to request an application pack contact PAVS on 01437 769422 or email development @pavs.org.uk

Little Green Grant

Details about the fund criteria please visit this page here

Funds all now fully allocated for 2019/ 20.  Further updates will be available in January 2020.

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

Updated July 2019

Funding Snippets

WCVA's Active Inclusion Funding - reopened

The next phase of Active Inclusion funding is now open, its been extended and projects can be delivered up until June 2022.

This fund aims to help organisations improve the employability of disadvantaged people who need extra assistance to access the labour market by offering supported employment placements, training opportunities and building skills and confidence.

For information on the the fund and how to apply, look at the Active Inclusion Fund webpages at www.wcva.org.uk/activeinclusion or contact a member of the team on activeinclusion@wcva.org.uk or ring the WCVA on 0300 111 0124.

Enhancing Pembrokeshire

The Enhancing Pembrokeshire Grant, using funds raised via the Second Homes Tax provides funding for new projects helping to address the negative impact of second homes and in doing so adding value to our communities is now open to applications.

The application deadline date will be published on the website here (opens external link).

For more information on how to apply for this funding contact the Regeneration Team on 01437 775536 or via enhancing.pembrokeshire@pembrokeshire.gov.uk to register your project and request an Expression of Interest form.

Updated April 2018

Hubberston and Hakin Invest Local Small Grants Scheme Guidance
- Up to £500 up to three times a financial year (Invest Local financial year 1st July – 30th June)
- Examples of activities include; community events, activities, starting up a new group, equipment to encourage more participation in an already established group.

Your activity must;
- Aim at enabling new groups and activities to set up, increase participation and build on the already successful community groups in the area.
- Benefit residents of Hubberston and Hakin
- Be in line with our Vision and Priorities for the area
- Aim to be sustainable

If you would like an application form email: kate.mccabe@bct.wales or emma.shepherd@bct.wales

More information here.

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is changing its grants programmes

With effect from 1st July, Trusthouse will replace its currents grants programmes with two new programmes:

  • Major Grants
    ?Open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £500,000
    ?Grants of up to £20,000 a year for up to three years for core costs, salaries, project costs
    ?Grants of up to £60,000 for one-off capital costs for projects with a total cost of up to £2 million
  • Small Grants
    ?Open to any charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary organisation in the UK with a total annual income under £250,000
    ?One-off grants between £2,000 and £7,500 for core costs, salaries, project costs or capital costs

There remains a focus on supporting local organisations in the most deprived rural and urban communities.

Applications will be invited from organisations whose work falls under the general heading of Community Support and Arts Education Heritage.

Both programmes will open for on-line applications on 1st June 2018 and the fund is closed to applications until that time.  Link here for external site.

Updated May 2018

Tree Council's Community Trees Fund

To open in December 2017

Up to £700 towards trees available.

For more information follow this link (opens external site)

Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

Applications for REGIONAL projects seeking funding - now open to applications.

More information here...

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

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

New Deadlines for National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants 2018
Places of worships belonging to any Christian denomination can apply for grants to develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects in the UK.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and are likely to be used to produce a report that will help progress the project plans to a stage where they can be considered by large grant-giving bodies and to meet RIBA stage 1 requirements, or may assist with the cost of staff time such as a project manager or a professional advisor.

UK places of worships, of all ages, listed and unlisted, are considered for the funding, though the Trust is particularly interested in applications from the North East of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Application deadlines: 25 April 2018 and 29 August 2018.

Updated February 2018

Caring Communities Innovation Grant Scheme 2019-20

Capital & Revenue Projects up to £5000


13th December 2019

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 Integrated 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; support for people with learning difficulties and for unpaid carers & young carers' projects.

Integrated 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

Intermediate Care Fund Priorities - Unpaid Carers & Young Carers' projects which can demonstrate the above priorities and support the Social Services & 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:

  • capital & revenue for projects that build community capacity and resilience in order to help older people stay healthy and live independently within their communities; projects for people with learning disabilities and support for unpaid carers and young carers

All grants will need to be spent by the end of March 2018.

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

Updated: 30.15.19

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